The fall season is here. Now it’s time to stick to your diet plan like never before.
Well, the fall season is here. Depending on where you live, it may be time to swap the swimwear for sweaters and jackets. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s time to put away your workout gear or to place your diet on hold. It’s time to stick to your diet plan like never before. The following are a few diet mistakes to avoid during this fall season.
1. TAKING TOO MANY SUPPLEMENTS
A supplement is not suppose to replace your meals. Often times, many people think that a vitamin is some sort of meal replacement. This is simply not the case. When a person takes too many supplements, it can actually ruin your good health by knocking your body off balance.
Medical experts recommend only taking one multi-vitamin daily. Also, when a person tries to replace their meals with supplements, they’re missing out on the synergistic health effects that whole foods provide. Whole foods also helps in preventing disease and preventing cellular breakdowns. It’s important that you have well balanced meals when taking supplements.
2. EATING TOO LITTLE OR NOT OFTEN ENOUGH
If you want to remain healthy, it’s important that you eat during regularly throughout the course of the day. Otherwise, you can disrupt your insulin and blood sugar levels. As a result, your body will begin to store fat and lower your metabolism. This can cause you to gain weight. The best thing to do to avoid this mistake is to eat every four hours. You should never allow yourself to starve from one meal to the next. Remember, starvation can lead to weight gain.
3. AVOIDING WORKOUTS
It’s amazing how some people will focus more on their healthy diets and completely ignore their workouts. If you’re an able bodied individual, you should be able to spend some time exercising. Many people fail to realize that when they avoid exercising, it’s very difficult to maintain a high enough metabolic rate to burn off food in an efficient way.
People who combine exercise with a healthy well balanced diet receive quicker weight loss results than those who don’t exercise.
To avoid this mistake, try making exercise a part of your daily life. Just like how you get up in the morning to shower and prepare for work, you should make exercise a part of your routine.
If you’re new to the world of exercise, don’t push yourself too hard. Even if you have to start off exercising only 15 minutes a day, that’s better than not exercising at all. Then about a week later, step it up a notch to 20 – 30 minutes. Eventually, you’ll become a pro at exercising.
4. GIVING UP BEFORE NOTICING RESULTS
Often times, a person will be gung-ho about losing weight during the first week or two into their new diet. Then around week three and four, they give up. Whether you’re exercising to lose weight or just to maintain a healthier lifestyle, you should never give up. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle takes a little hard work but the results are well worth the effort.