The 7 Deadly Dieting Mistakes

It's a common problem. You've been on a diet for weeks and aren't losing weight like you thought you would.


It may be because you're consuming more calories than you think.


Keep reading to discover seven sneaky habits that may be sabotaging your weight loss efforts.



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Liquid Calories Add Up Fast...

Mistake #1: Forgetting Liquid Calories

It's easy to forget that the things you drink have calories - some more than you'd think. In fact, some beverages have more calories than an entire plate of food.


It is estimated that around 20 percent of your daily calories come from what you drink. So as you drink your juice with breakfast, rehydrate with a sports drink at the gym, or drink a glass of wine at dinner, think about the calories you're adding.


For calories' sake, it's best to avoid all sweetened sodas, sweetened or flavored coffee drinks, sweetened tea, and smoothies. Replace these high-calorie drinks with water, skim milk, and unsweetened herbal tea. Because while they taste great, liquids generally don't satisfy hunger, so they are just empty calories.


Mistake #2 Meal Skipping

Many dieters think they'll cut their calorie intake by skipping a meal, usually breakfast.


But this is a mistake.


Research has shown that those who skip breakfast actually weigh more than those who eat three meals a day. Skipping a meal usually causes you to eat more calories during the day because you will end up eating even more food later in the day because you're so hungry.


So aim to eat three (or more) meals a day. A healthy breakfast that will keep you feeling full all morning contains protein and fiber. An example would be whole-wheat toast and an egg. {Read Top Foods To Boost Your Metabolism}



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