So many people go on a diet, only to end up disappointed. Why is the success rate so low, you may ask. After analyzing scores of dieting cases, it was seen that there are some concepts that may be going wrong, leading to disappointment in weight loss.
- Starving during the day and eating only one meal at night: Though this may sound repetitive, it is vital to weight loss and so frequently ignored, that one is forced to remind potential dieters of this.
- Eating sprouts on a day when you are also eating cooked food: The combination of sprouts and regular cooked food is very fattening. If you are eating sprouts, then do not add anything with it. The best time to eat sprouts is before your workout or early in the morning. But when you eat a bowl of sprouts along with your lunch / dinner, then the sprouts will only form gases and will not be that helpful for weight loss. When having sprouts, do not mix it with any other cooked food.
- Drinking juices (very fattening) and coconut water (good for kidney, not so good when trying to knock off flab).
- Eating plenty of ketchup, pickles.
- Eating too many of the diet foods like diet chocolate, diet fizzy drinks, diet cookies (heavy on fat and loaded with aspartame which in high doses also prevents weight loss).
- Eating too many carbs : Often repeated but true because some people with a carb-sensitive profile do not lose weight despite being on a low calorie diet.
- Drinking mega-doses of milk and consuming lot of dairy in the form of curd, paneer, cheese: Too much of dairy makes the elimination system sluggish, a sensible amount of dairy suits some people but not all blood groups.
- Drinking tea/coffee more than 8 cups a day: Creates toxins within the system which stagnates weight loss.
- Drinking soup at night does not suit women as it promotes water retention and increases weight.
- Eating dals at night: Too heavy to digest and stays as calories. And here are a few more:
- A lot of people consider dals as proteins whereas most dals have only 30% protein so their protein content is 1/3 that of egg and dals have 65-70% carbs (so a lot of dals can add to your carbs too).
- Doing fad diets like only vegetables and fruits for 7 days will always lead to rebound weight gain.
- Worrying endlessly: Sounds strange but true, the more you fret about weight loss the less likely it is going to fall, so cheer up, go slow and 1 year of consistent weight loss is far better than a lifetime of dieting!
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