If you have been trying to lose weight lately but not getting successful results, chances are high that you are making following mistakes:
Myth No. 1: Lesser The Fat I Eat, Better It Is
It’s a common myth where people believe that low fat diet is good for fat loss. It is recommended that in your diet 1/3 of the calories should come from healthy fats such as nuts, seeds, olive oil, avocado etc. Fat is important for your energy levels, tissue repair and absorption of vitamins in the body. However, saturated fat sources such as processed butter, red meat are not good for health and should be avoided.
Myth No.2: Crash Diet & Fasting Help In Weightloss
Yes they do help, but only in short run. Eventually you will gain weight for sure. Crash diet slows down the metabolism & BMR and the day you start eating a normal diet, the food will convert into fat and hence weight gain will happen.
Myth No.3: If the Label Says Fat Free, It Is Good For Weight Loss
These promises are generally made by packaged food companies to attract customers. It is nothing but a marketing gimmick. Low fat does not mean that the food is nutritional and healthy. So whenever you buy a low fat packet of biscuits and cookies, do check from where the calories are coming from.
Myth No. 4: If I Exercise, I Can Eat As Much As I Want
Exercising is good. But that does not allow your body to eat whatever junk food you want to. Until and unless you do not eat nutritional healthy food, you will not see results.
Myth No.5: Healthy Food Means Eating Salads
No, please save yourself from the torture. One certainly cannot eat salads for life. Healthy meals are home cooked fresh meals. Eat vegetables, lentils, pasta, even home baked cookies. Having a balanced meal is a must. Eating only salads can leads to deficiencies in body and plus its not a sustainable way of losing weight.
Here’s a recipe of a Nutritional and tasty lunch option: Quinoa Pulav