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Common Mistakes When Starting To Lose Weight!
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Common Mistakes When Starting to Lose Weight!

Weight loss is a touchy subject for most people. They have probably battled it for most if not all of their lives. Going on diets only to lose weight then gain it back. Or worse gain back the weight you lost plus more. Most people who are overweight know what it takes to lose weight. The principles are simple, eat less calories than you can burn off. For me as well as most people there is nothing simple about these principles. When they try to start losing weight they start cutting back in the wrong area's.

One common mistake is skipping breakfast to save calories. Studies have shown that if you skip breakfast you will probably end up consuming those calories, and more throughout the day. Eating breakfast is very important because it helps to kick start your metabolism back in to gear. The reason is that your body is at rest at night and your metabolism has slowed down. It has been shown that a breakfast that contains more protein than simple carbohydrates will keep you full longer and help eliminate cravings later in the day.

Having a big lunch instead of eating your breakfast is the wrong approach to losing weight. Doing this will make you consume more calories than your body can use. Thus your body will store the unused calories as fat. Also your metabolism will never have been kicked in to gear because you never received the proper fuel in the morning at breakfast time. So when eating lunch on an empty stomach make sure you eat small portions. If you are still hungry, eat another smaller portion in an hour or two. By doing this your body will use the smaller amounts of food and keep your metabolism engine running.

Snacking on the wrong foods in the afternoon when you get those hunger cravings can be disastrous for your weight loss. Avoid the vending machine and go for fresh fruits and vegetables instead. Also stay away from processed snacks, while trying some almonds or other nuts.

When having dinner remember this is the time when you can have a well balanced meal. This generally is the time of day when we might over eat because we are often fatigued from a long day. This probably is one of the most important times to not over eat. The main reason being that after supper you will probably be relaxing for the night and not be very active before bed. So when choosing foods to have for supper start by dividing your plate in half. Half will be for Vegetables and the other half will be divided into two portions. One being potatoes,rice or pasta and the other meat. If you are eating meat try to eat lean cuts of meat. If meat has fat on it make sure you cut off any excess fat before you cook it. For potatoes make sure they are new and steamed. Rice and Pasta should be low in fat with no refined grains. Vegetables is where you can load up. Just make sure not to cook them too much so that they still have some texture.

Losing weight is a hard thing to do but it is not impossible. It can be done with hard work, dedication and help from others. Try to remember your end goal and what you are trying to accomplish. When you get to where you want to be it will all be worth in.


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