Five Bad Habits To Avoid While  Trying to Lose Weight

We all make mistakes with our nutrition choices, experienced P90X workout nuts or Slim in 6 beginners. So here is a quick nugget for all of you…If want to lose weight it is important for you to closely follow the advice below, which will prevent you from making the typical mistakes that lead to failure in reaching your weight loss goals. We have put together  a list of the most common mistakes that people make while trying to lose weight:

1- Dramatic Cuts in Calorie Intake

We agree that in order to lose weight the amount of calories that we intake should be smaller than the amount of calories that we are able to burn throughout the day.  If you reduce your daily calorie intake to only 800 to 1000 calories, you will trigger your body to activate its defense mechanism to prevent weight loss by slowing down your metabolism.

2- Long Periods of Time Between Meals

Try to eat a snack or a small meal every 2-3 hours.  When you skip meals, or the periods between your meals are too long, the levels of sugar in your blood drop.  This drop is more likely to generate cravings that will make you want you to eat large quantities of anything that is available.

3- Skipping Breakfast

Skipping breakfast is one of the worst mistakes that someone can make. The lack of proper  nutrition  at the beginning of the day is a no no! It’s  very likely that if will be harder for you to control your hunger and make proper food choices  later on. Remember the Snicker’s a TV ? “Hunger makes people do stupid things…?” . Well, they were on to something. Just be smart and swap the snickers for an apple!

Some studies  show, that individuals that intake 1/3 of their daily calories in the morning, are more likely to eat less during the rest of the day. In the other hand, people that skip breakfast, tend to play calorie catch-up and end up eating more than if they would have had breakfast.

4- Eating Large Meals Before Going to Bed

Many people tend to have large meals before going to bed. Keep in mind, that when you go to sleep, your body reduces its metabolism. Any additional calories that are not used during this period of time will be stored as fat. And fat is the enemy!

5- Not Consuming  Enough Fiber

A high fiber diet will help prevent constipation, lower your risks of digestive conditions, and decrease the level of cholesterol in blood.

Foods with high fiber levels will make a meal feel larger helping you to stay “fuller” for a longer period of time.

For some additional and really good tips, read the advice posted in Slim in 6 – Nine Tips for Success! page.