National Nutrition Week is celebrated from September 1 to 7 to generate awareness about eating right for good health. If you are on a diet but not enjoying weight loss or feeling fit, then it may not be the right diet for you.
Here are 5 things that you may be doing wrong:
* You frequently change your diet.
Going on fad diets every few days can be counterproductive and may actually cause you to gain a lot more pounds in the long run. Stick to a particular diet for at least three months to see any result. If the diet excludes too many food groups, it may not be the best option. And if after a few months, you don’t notice any change in weight, you may as well go back to your earlier diet.
* You go for cheat days.
Cheat days are bad for your long-term weight loss efforts. It’s not practical to binge-eat in a short period of time. It can even ruin your diet and weight loss progress for the week.
* Your portion size is all wrong.
Get a digital scale and measure the portions of food you are eating. You may not realise it but you could be eating multiple servings of even healthy foods which could lead you to pile up the kilos.
* Your exercise routine makes you eat more.
Dieters often make the mistake of eating too much food because they had a heavy workout. You are likely to overestimate the amount of calories you burned. Instead, plan your pre-workout and post-workout meals in advance so that you don’t give in to temptation.
* You consume diet drinks.
Diet soda could actually be making you gain weight. They contain artificial sweeteners that can raise your insulin levels and lower blood sugar, making you more hungry and likely to overeat.
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First Published: Sep 02, 2018 09:07 IST