3 Food and Diet Mistakes Making Losing Weight Impossible
Dieting is often the route towards losing weight. Eating certain types of foods while avoiding others is sometimes the only way to lose some inches. But sometimes, doing all these diets and cutting all these foods seem not to work. If you have experienced that, below are three possible reasons why.
These are some dieting mistakes that can be ruining your weight loss journey.
Eating 'Too Much' Diet Foods
Eating calorie-light foods, cutting down on carbs, and going keto are just some of the diets that people have recently gotten on board with to maintain a healthy weight, especially at a time when going to the gym can actually be deadly. However, eating too much diet foods can stall your weight loss journey instead of aid it, experts say. This is one weight loss mistake people should avoid.
Just because your diet permits you to eat a certain type of food (more protein as opposed to carbs! Nuts and nut butter!) does not mean you cannot go overboard on eating them and, in effect, gain weight.
According to Kylie Ivanir, RD of Within Nutrition, this is one mistake that most people in either low-carb or ketogenic diets end up making. Once they found out that they are allowed certain types of foods while dieting on others, they make the mistake of eating too much of what is allowed, so much so that they eat more calories than what is ideal for losing weight.
Nut and nut butter are well and good, but if you eat a lot of them, it would be impossible to lose weight since you are not going to be in a calorie deficit. The window time during intermittent fasting can be tempting to eat everything you want but restrain from eating way too much, especially calorie-dense foods.
Not Eating a Lot of Fiber
While focusing on things allowed to eat, one thing people can lack eating is fiber. This is one of the dieting mistakes out there that is commonly committed.
Some people, in the name of some diets they found online, can even cut certain fiber-rich carbohydrates out of their diet to lose weight, but in the long run, this can lead to adverse outcomes.
"If you aren't eating enough fiber, chances are you are either getting insane cravings between meals or you're having to eat more calories to stay full," Megan Byrd, RD, of The Oregon Dietitian, explained. This means you would not lose weight effectively.
Not Changing Up Your Diet
If a certain diet did allow you to lose weight, continuing with it for an indefinite amount of time is a big mistake.
Chances are, even if this current diet assisted you in losing for a while, your body will stop burning as much calories down the road due to restriction over time.
Depriving yourself might even work for a while until it no longer does. Worse, depriving yourself for so long until your willpower loses control and you stuff yourself too much with what you are craving can lead to weight gain.