These are the five biggest diet mistakes
Losing weight – a goal that many want to achieve. An expert explains what should be avoided at all costs.
You should avoid unrealistic goals when losing weight.
Lose weight without a long-term plan
Losing weight without a plan doesn’t make sense. “Especially for the time after the diet, a plan is needed so that the lost weight is not gained again,” says nutritionist Lia Bally (34).
Avoid professional care if you have a chronic illness
For people with health problems (e.g. diabetes or high blood pressure), diets should be accompanied by a doctor. Lia Bally: “The medication often has to be adjusted and blood values checked.” Otherwise, undesirable side effects and deficiency symptoms can occur.
Don’t do strength training
It is important to keep the muscles active. If you don’t do strength training, you also lose muscle. Then around 25 percent of the weight lost is muscle. The body can get used to what is harmful.
Set unrealistic goals
Goals and expectations that are too high are a hindrance to weight reduction. Losing weight takes time and perseverance. Realistically, according to Bally, with a daily calorie deficit of 500 calories per week, about half a kilo is lost, the weight loss varies from person to person and the curve is not straight.
If you want to lose weight, you not only have to pay attention to the number of calories, but also to consume better foods. Good fats and sources of protein are important. But also wholesome carbohydrates that keep you full for a long time.
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