TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Some people are trying so hard to have ideal body weight by intensifying exercise and sticking to a diet. However, when it comes to losing weight, people tend to make mistakes that are fatal to their health.
As compiled from Men’s Journal and Life Hack, the following are common blunders people make during their weight loss program that should be avoided to achieve body goals.
- Skipping meals
Some may think that skipping meals is a simple way to cut calories. But this can make you eat more during the next meal and increase your cravings. It is better to reduce your daily amount of calories.
- Taking diet pills
Consuming diet pills for some is like taking a shortcut. Nutritionist Hillary Wright, however, clarifies that the drug may work out but its benefits are temporary. Besides, it is not for everyone. Focusing on a balanced diet and exercising are the best for weight loss.
- Sipping too many calories
Many focus too much on controlling their intake of fats and carbohydrates while overlooking their beverages. A study shows that 21 percent of high calories can be found in fluids, such as soda, high-sugar drinks, up to fruit juice.
It is essential to keep track of your calorie intake. If you want to be completely safe, stick with just water.
- Eating too much fruit
Fruits are highly recommended for a healthy diet, rather than complex foods such as meat and rice. However, make sure to eat it moderately. Some fruits are high in calories that can lead to weight gain.
SARAH ERVINA DARA SIYAHAILATUA