Biggest Dieting Mistakes Women Make To Lose Weight

by editor on January 23, 2014

dieting mistakes women make when losing weight

With so much information out there it’s hard to know what’s accurate and going to work for you specifically. The best way to narrow down your search is to know what not to do. Also, keep in mind that each person is different, and their body reacts to certain foods differently. Knowing the biggest dieting mistakes women make to lose weight can help you learn and lose weight quickly.

The Mistake: One of the unhealthiest dieting mistakes women make is not eating fruit because they believe that fruit is loaded with sugar and carbs.

While it does have a high percentage of natural sugar, fruit comes with many essential vitamins, minerals and fiber. Fiber helps you feel full longer. Many times weight loss plans consider fruit a food to be consumed with guilt. People should have 2 to 3 pieces (or cups) of whole fruit daily.

The Mistake: People starve themselves, then exercise twice as much.

Cutting calories drastically just slows down your metabolism and in turn slows weight loss. Additionally, just because you are dropping pounds at first does not mean you will keep them off. When you finally do go back to eating normally, you will more than likely see that weight creeping back up on you again. You should not have fewer than 1,200 calories. The average diet for a person maintaining their weight is 2,000 calories.

The Mistake: People believe nuts will make them fat.

Many people are afraid of eating nuts because they believe nuts are like little tiny fat pills. On the contrary, people who snack on almonds throughout the say actually eat less than people who snack on other things like carrots. Additionally, people who snack on almonds or other nuts throughout the day are less likely to have cravings. Eating nuts is great for you but like with many other foods, enjoy in moderation. Eat only a handful per sitting.

The Mistake: Another of the all too common dieting mistakes women make is using too much olive oil.

Like with many foods that are good for you, you should still enjoy them in moderation. Olive oil is one of those foods, some people pour it on everything and cook with tons of it. You should enjoy this good for you food by using it according to serving sizes. Some people even swear by putting it in a spray bottle and making their own non stick spray that way.

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