Dieting to Lose Weight? Keep These Things in Mind
If you ask any personal trainer or fitness expert regarding dieting for weight loss, the immediate response would be ‘It is incomplete without training. Diet planning is only effective when it is integrated with a personalized workout regimen’. And of course, it is true!
Many of you might be under the impression that dieting is just about choosing a few healthy foods and omitting some bad foods in your daily meal plan. But in fact, it is a lot more than that. A number of factors related to your lifestyle and habits could affect the intended results, however strict or perfect the diet plan may be. So, if you are following a diet plan, here are a few things to keep in mind to ensure that the desired weight loss is achieved healthily.
Don’t Go For Energy Drinks
You might be itching to go for energy drinks because you are not getting enough calories through your diet or just because your diet is not tasty enough, but it is inadvisable to do so. These beverages will affect your metabolism rate and will add extra stress to your body to break them down. Drink lots of water and never replace it with these energy drinks.
Skipping Meals is not Dieting
You might have heard this a lot of times before and you’ll be hearing it in the future as well! Never skip breakfast or for that matter, any meal with the pretense of dieting. Especially when you are working out to lose weight, you will be burning the essential muscle mass instead of fat which is not the way for ideal weight loss. Getting enough calories is as much important as avoiding extra calories!
Say No to Meal Substitutes
You might have heard of protein bars and shakes that can act as your meal substitutes especially when you are looking for weight loss. Remember, the results might be only temporary, if at all observed. Once you stop consuming them, there is every chance you will gain even more weight than before! These processed foods which have high protein content in them to make up for the foods you are not eating will be stored as fat in the body.
Don’t Borrow Diet Plans
A diet plan may work for your friend but the same may not be working in the way you’d like for you. Any plan, diet or workout, should be customized to the person to ensure desired results and hence it is always recommended to consult a nutrition expert before executing a plan.
Indulge, but Don’t Binge!
It’s understandable. Following a strict diet for a long time is definitely a tough ask, especially if you’ve never done it before. And hence, there is nothing wrong in having a favorite snack or two every now and then. But you should make sure that you don’t binge eat everything you can get your hands on after following many days of strict diet. It undoes all of the hard work you did until then. Indulge, but control your cravings. Never give in!
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