“I am dieting for few months but don’t gain any success. “
“I used different types of diet plan to reduce weight, but still it is a dream.”
“I am now hopeless. Diet and weight loss, just like a story to me.”
Yes, these are true comments about their diet plan. We all want to be healthy. You try your highest to reduce your weight and be a good looking person. You work on a strong diet plan. Most of the days of a week, you follow it strictly. But after certain measures you are still gaining some pounds every month.
Some says, it’s genetic, some criticize about your diet plan, and some laughs at you. So, you are frustrated and get bored about your fruitless hard work.
Do you know the truth? You are ruining your diet by some stupid ways that can be avoided easily.
Let’s see how you are ruining your diet.
1. You follow your diet daily but some days you have to skip it:
Yes, some social occasions may ruin your diet. Some awesome favorite food on your dining table may cause dribbling. Every day you are taking appropriate calorie for maintaining a good health. One or two days of a week you take 10 times of your daily requirement. At the end of a month, what should you aspect then?
So, don’t loose your aim for a moment. Control yourself. Try to be strict on your diet plan.
2. Common low calorie(!) food intake:
It’s too hot. Why don’t you take a fruit juice?!
Just take and ruin your diet. Don’t think beverages as well fruit juices are light calorie containing foods. Do you know the amount of sugar remain in your so called nutritious fruit juices?
A Coca Cola cane contains 140 kilocalories and 40 grams of sugar (10 teaspoons).
An apple juice cane contains- 165 kilocalories and 39 grams of sugar (9.8 teaspoons). Even some contains more than 20 tea spoons. (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10746588/Fruit-juices-and-smoothies-contain-horrifying-sugar-levels.html )
So, If you take only 2 coke or 2 juice in a day, you are taking about 300 kilocalorie extra energy.You like to take coffee or tea minimum 4-5 times in a day. You have a huge pressure on your brain. So, it refreshes you.But it also helps you to gain some weight. But avoiding milk and sugar in a coffee or tea will not cause your weight gain.
Confused about taking crackers? What you think, they are better then cookies? Don’t be confused some of these crackers contain certain amount of fat and energy. Energy count is 100kcal to 300kcal per serving. So don’t take them during gossiping with your friend.
3. Diet without exercise!
Is it true? Are you trying to be fit by just dieting? It is very difficult to reach your goal then.
Light to moderate exercises are needed to metabolize and consume extra food energy. Strict diet may stop your weight gain but you will not lose some. Theoretically it is possible, If you live with starving diet plan.
Exercise not only helps to reduce your weight it also helps in hundreds of ways to be healthy and fit. So, take a minimum 30 minute session for taking some exercise and don’t discontinue it. Without punctuality and regularity you will not gain almost any good things.
4. Surrounded with too many well wishers or advisers?
Avoid surrounding dietitians. There are many advisors around you to advice you after hearing you are on diet. They will describe carbohydrates, super food, diet supplements, diet fiber bla bla bla... They will confuse you in many ways.
Some other well wisher will try to flatter you about your acceptable good figure with negative attitude to your diet plan. Even some food lover may insist you to take huge amount of food.
Your family members not on a diet plan may tease you. So what about them? May be they are not avoidable but they are easily refuse able with a sweet smile! So, be strong and strict on your diet plan.
5. Do you believe some myths?
Do you think carbohydrates are only for your weight gain? Fat is strictly prohibited to you?
Forget them. Carbohydrate containing foods are main source of different vitamins and mineral. So without proper amount of carbohydrate you will not gain energy and may suffer from multiple vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Do you know some types of fat are essential for your body? Without them body structures and metabolic process can be stopped. Without regular fat in your diet certain vitamins such as- Vitamin A, D, E, K will not be absorbed from your gastro intestinal tract. So, forget myths. Stay on your aim.
We try damn hard. But still it is so impossible to reduce weight by proper diet.Be aware about these five things which are ruining your diet. Hope you will get a healthy fit body.
Dr. Hasan Ebna Amin