WEB DESK: Every year people decide to renew their new year resolutions and look slim and fit. But the reason why you are not able to stick to your diet plan is more than just procrastination.
According to Nutritionist Rob Hobson, by making simple omissions, dieting efforts of many people could be rescued from getting into trouble.
Most of us cut down on fat and carbs, however unfortunately we stay dissatisfied and over indulge later by eating nuts and seeds in more than the recommended quantity.
There are six mistakes which we all make while making a diet plan, says Mr Hobson
1.Eating too many nuts and seeds:
Healthy, highly nutritious foods are high in calories and our supermarkets are packed with healthy snacks, nut bars, fresh nut milk, seeds, oil, avocados. These foods offer good source of nutrients along with high calories which adds fat to your body, therefore such items should not be used lavishly.
2. Skipping carbs totally:
Do not skip carbohydrates completely. Introduce bread and rice in your daily meals, though reduce its quantity.
3. Eating too many snacks:
There are different kinds of people with different eating habits. If you are a peckish person try to take less oily and light nutritional snacks instead of snacking high caloric items.
Healthy snacks include, boiled eggs, small handful of nuts, seeds or dried fruits and dips with chopped veggies.
4. Weighing yourself too much:
Weight yourself weekly and prepare some target such as getting back into a favourite pants or dress. Everything takes sometime so never be disappointed or disheartened.
5. Avoiding fats:
Fat doesn’t make you obese, too much consumption of protein or carbohydrate of any food make you gain weight. So try portioning small healthy fats as in oily fish, avocados, nuts and seeds.
6. Being unrealistic:
Your calories intake should be around 1200-1500 calories/day while losing 1-2 pounds of your body weight/week. If you are unable to workout at gym still you can lose weight by simple changes in your routine. It is easy to lose weight with a little support and encouragement from your friends and family or your colleagues at work.