Three Diet Mistakes to Avoid.

Mistake 1 – Not Eating Enough Protein in Each Meal.

One of the most beneficial guidelines you can follow for fat loss is to ensure you are getting enough protein in every meal.

Protein is the building block for our bodies, and it also plays a very important role in satiety (the state of feeling well feed or full).

This is a critical component of a diet, if you are not meeting your protein needs you will still feel hungry until these protein requirements have been reached. If there is no protein in your meal you’ll want to, and most likely, keep eating and eating, and not feel like your hunger has been satisfied until your protein requirements have been met.

This is why it is super important to be getting 20-40 grams of protein at every meal and to eat snacks that have good sources of protein.

Mistake 2 – Too Many Calories in Each Meal.

There could be a number of factors leading to this mistake.

It could be the foods, high in calories, low in nutrients, and lacking protein (see mistake one). Snacking too often, drinking calories, your serving sizes being too big, or you are eating your food too fast.

All these above factors quickly add calories to your diet and add much more than you realise. For instance, the calories in your drinks could add more than 500 total calories per day. Consumed in minutes, but would be hours to burn off through exercise. 

Food selection will also have the calories skyrocketing, eating processed foods over natural foods is a sure way to overeat and get little to no nutrition return in the way of vitamins and minerals. Processed foods are generally high in calories, low in nutritional value, lacking protein, and are hyper-palatable. Creating a perfect recipe for overeating, leading to weight gain.

Mistake 3 – The Abundance of Carbs in The Evening.

It is best to consume most of your calories in the first half of the day. Especially if you are going to be eating carbohydrates. Which I would recommend.

Our sensitivity to insulin is highest in the morning, meaning that we are better able to handle carbohydrates in the morning. As the day goes on we become less able to control our blood sugar. From this perspective, we are not able to process carbohydrates very well in the evening.

As a result of our changing ability to handle carbs, it is sensible to be eating healthy carbohydrates (muesli, fruit, rice, etc.) in the first half of the day. In the afternoon and evening, our food intake should come from protein and fat sources, with vegetables or salads.