10 Eating Mistakes That Are Making You Put on Kilos

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Mar 02, 2015

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You may not realize what went wrong that you ended up with those extra kilos around your waist. But, there are some obvious things that you do that can lead to weight gain.
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    Time to Wake Up Friend!

    If you are just starting a new diet or have been following one for a long, it is possible that you can make some old diet mistakes that can lead to weight gain. It becomes very important to know about the costly diet mistakes you have been making so that you can avoid them before it’s too late. Here is what you need to know! Image Courtesy: interestingthings.info

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    Skipping Meals

    You may be under the impression that skipping meals might help you in losing weight faster. In fact, you tend to eat more when you skip your meals. Our metabolism works more effectively when we eat small meals throughout the day. But, when you starve by skipping meals, you are more likely to stuff yourself later with high-calorie foods. This is one the worst mistakes that will make you fat.  Image Courtesy : www.feminiya.com

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    Dining Out

    Did you know dining out is one of the dieting mistakes that make you fat? Yes, it makes you fat because most restaurants serve two meals on one plate. One serving of chicken ought to be about the size of a deck of cards but do you remember the last time you had chicken masala at a restaurant? Do you recall it to be huge with at least two servings of the chicken? Try avoiding dining out. But, if you can’t avoid dining out, ask for half of your food to be packed to go before it’s even served to you in order to avoid the temptation to over- indulge. Image Courtesy: www.chacha.com

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    Deleting Carbs

    You must have heard about popular diet plans like Atkins which involve no carbs. You may think deleting carbs would be a good idea but you are making a mistake there. Since fiber is a carb and is good for digestive system, deleting it from the diet won’t be a good idea as it may affect the functioning of your digestive system and brain. Image Courtesy: www.healthwellness.tips

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    You can’t give up that Fried Potato

    If you can’t quit eating unhealthy foods, you are getting yourself ready for the unwanted weight gain. You need to make sure that you keep your daily calorie intake under reasonable limits, but for that you need to make sure that you overcome such food cravings. Image Courtesy: tasteinspired.wordpress.

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    Emotional Eating

    Well, no one can blame you for being sad but what you do when you are sad can make a huge impact on your health. Emotional eating is one of the worst things to do. You need to control yourself before it’s too late. Don’t seek solace in eating. Instead, share your problems with someone close to you. Image Courtesy: www.vebidoo.com

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    Uncontrolled Eating

    You may be too hungry, but you cannot over eat. It’s as simple as that. Sometimes, your body takes some time to realise when it’s no longer hungry but the delay allows you a window to overeat. Such overeating may not be harmful under rare circumstances, but if done frequently, it can lead to lot of weight gain and other harmful side-effects on your health. Image courtesy: nyata.co

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    Calorie Excess Diet

    You need to get only as many calories as you need for the normal functioning of your body. Eating a calorie rich diet that offers way too many calories daily can lead to quick weight gain without you even realizing what’s coming. Eat a balanced diet that offers only the required amount of calories. Image Courtesy: www.snipview.com

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    Nut Love

    If you are fond of nuts and can be easily found crunching on them now and then, you are very likely to get ample protein supply. But you are also likely to get too many calories than you actually need. Most nuts are calorie-dense and only a handful of nuts daily can do enough damage to your waistline. Don’t quit eating nuts, it’s a good habit. Just eat only as many as you may need. Image Courtesy: blog.fairwaymarket.com

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    Ironically, dieting is one of the most misinterpreted terms. Dieting means to eat balanced diet meeting the requirements of the body. But most people, especially women, take dieting for food deprivation. They keep themselves deprived of food to lose weight but it only affects their overall health and increases the risk of putting on even more weight than what they are likely to lose. Image Courtesy: howtostoyno.altervista.org

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