Losing weight is difficult and it takes a lot of courage to change your lifestyle to achieve your goals. Things start to get worse when you are giving it your all but your efforts are all in vain. There may be various reasons for this but we believe that it is often the basics that most beginners are overlooking. We take this opportunity to highlight some of the bases that need to be covered to make sure that you are heading in the right direction.
#1. Not eating Proteins
You may not realize the importance of this macronutrient and be steering clear of it either unintentionally or even intentionally. Protein is denser than fats or carbohydrates and require more calories to be burnt for its decomposition. This is extremely beneficial in your quest for losing weight and should not be overlooked.
#2. Not eating Fibers
Fiber is basically a form of carbohydrates that our body cannot digest. They do have benefits, however, such as satiating the appetite at the cost of minimum calories and making sure that your cravings stay at bay. They also help in maintaining a healthy colon for better digestion and absorption of nutrients.
#3. Not consuming antioxidants
Antioxidants boost the metabolism and make sure that your body is burning calories while providing energy for internal functions even when you are relatively stationary. They are found in abundant quantities in green tea and various berries and should not be ignored.
#4. Not drinking water
Drinking water is crucial to the smooth functioning of almost every system within the body. When your body is dehydrated and the kidneys do not function properly, the liver is called in for assistance and this leads to fat being stored instead of being used instantly. Make sure that you drink at least 8 glasses of water everyday.
#5. Sugars in the form of liquids
Sweetened drinks may seem relatively harmless but they are loaded with calories and what is worse is that they do not register since they do not have any impact on the appetite. You should prefer plain water to most juices that have added sugars and do more harm than good.
We hope that if you are making one of the mistakes mentioned above, you have been able to identify your shortcomings. Once this section is over all you need to do is to correct your errors and you will be well on your way to losing weight.
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