“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
― Albert Einstein
Mistakes are made for us to learn and grow. It sets as an alarm clock for us to be aware of the fact that nobody is indeed perfect. But, sometimes, even if we already knew the fact that we already made mistakes, we still are insisting that they are right. Sometimes we even are still doing those mistakes even if they are not giving any benefits for us.
Though mistakes are already done, it does not necessarily mean that we cannot do anything about it anymore. All we have to do is just to correct them and search for a better alternative. Solutions are seen to those who open their minds and eyes. It only takes a matter of acceptance and courage to correct them accordingly, just like taking care of our nutrition.
“Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.”
― Oscar Wilde,
Nutrition is one of the most crucial things to take a risk of. One should always know the mistakes he committed in his nutrition because if one cannot then he is risking his own life in the long run. With this being said, here are the common mistakes people do with their nutrition.
1.)You are not eating the right amount of protein
Protein is a macronutrient that is essential for building muscle mass. It is commonly found in animal products, though is also present in other sources, such as nuts and legumes. Getting enough protein is extremely important if one is trying to lose weight. In fact, protein has been shown to help with weight loss in several ways. Eating enough protein can help in reducing appetite, increasing feelings of fullness, decreasing calorie intake, increasing metabolic rate and protecting muscle mass during weight loss.
Here are some good source of proteins:
- White-Meat Poultry
- Milk, Cheese, and Yogurt
- Pork Tenderloin
- Lean Beef
2.) You are not eating enough fiber
Fiber is best known for helping to keep food moving efficiently through your body. Fiber helps prevent:
- Heart disease: It may aid in the prevention of heart disease by helping lower your cholesterol.
- Diabetes: Fiber helps control blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.
- Digestive Problems: Adequate amounts of fiber from foods can help prevent constipation and hemorrhoids.
- Weight Gain: A high-fiber eating plan is lower in calories and tends to make you feel full faster.
Taking a low-fiber diet may lead one in compromising weight loss efforts. When total fiber intake is high, some of the calories from foods in mixed meals aren’t absorbed. Researchers estimate that doubling daily fiber intake could result in up to 130 fewer calories being absorbed. Studies show a type of soluble fiber known as viscous fiber helps reduce appetite by forming a gel that holds water. This gel moves slowly through your digestive tract, making you feel full.
3.) You sip too much “Nutritious Smoothie”
Nutritious smoothie? How come, when it is a calorie bomb? You would rather want to sip water rather than those labeled as “nutritious smoothie”. Yes, it is way easier to toss a combination of superfoods into a blender. Mix some fruits, cashew butter, chia, and coconut milk sound like a super delicious and nutritious drink for breakfast. But, did you know that these concoctions can quickly become calorie bombs?
So if you really are craving some smoothies then you better keep it in a 300-calorie range by serving smaller portions (about 250 to 375 milliliters). Use more vegetables than fruit, and by going easy on the high-calorie nuts and seeds.
4.) You eat too often
At what exact point does often means? Let me give you a simple hint of when is often happens in eating.
- You eat snacks few hours from a full meal (but those snacks are equal to a full meal)
- You eat anytime when you feel you want to (even if you are not truly hungry)
For many years, the conventional advice has been to eat every few hours in order to prevent hunger and a drop in metabolism. Unfortunately, this can lead to too many calories being consumed over the course of the day. You may also never truly feel full. Eating when you are hungry and only when you are hungry seems to be a key to a successful weight loss.
However, being too hungry is also a bad idea. It is better to eat a snack than becoming ravenously hungry, which can cause you to make poor food decisions.
5.) You are still drinking sugar
You maybe are trying your very best to avoid sugar but still, you drink liquids with a lot of hidden sugar contents. Many people cut soft drinks and other sweetened beverages out of their diet to lose weight, which is a good thing. However, drinking fruit juice instead is not a smart move at all. This is just like blending nutritious smoothies as stated above. But it is not just from a cup of fruit juice because energy drinks are also high in sugar content.
It would be better if you would take water instead.