It’s very easy to make healthy eating mistakes when you’re trying to lose weight. Sometimes when we think we’re eating a healthy meal it may not be as nutritious as we thought. Avoid these 7 mistakes when you’re eating healthy to lose weight.
1. Not Eating After Exercise
The period of opportunity for making the most of the nutrition benefits of your food is 30 minutes to 60 minutes after you exercise. So any time you exert yourself physically, eat some carbohydrates and protein within an hour after exercising.
2. Following The Latest Fad Diet
Don’t continuously keep switching to the latest new fad diet when you’re trying to lose weight. If you eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and stay hydrated you’re on the right track. Eat carbohydrates and protein after a workout and steer clear of eating processed foods, refined salt and sugar.
3. Drinking A lot Of Fruit Juice
Most orange juices have the similar amount of sugar as the same serving size of your favorite soft drink. Also, a glass of orange juice generally contains more sugar than 5 or 10 oranges. To get your fruit juice, eat fruit, which has contains healthy dietary fiber.
4. The Belief That Eating Healthy Costs Too Much Money
Eating a healthy diet can be done without spending excessive amounts of money. You can actually save a lot of money on your yearly shopping bill by getting rid of unhealthy foods and purchasing nutritious ones. But, if eating right and living healthier costs a little bit more than damaging your body by eating poor food, wouldn’t it be worth the extra money?
5. My Genes Stop Me From Losing Weight
Some people believe their genetic makeup sets them up for a certain level of health. But this is wrong. Medical professionals now know that a healthy eating plan and exercise routine can influence as much as 80% to 90% of your level of physical fitness, your weight and the shape of your body.
6. Skinny Means Healthy
Every human being is different. That means that one skinny person may be extremely unhealthy, while another person who is 20 pounds over their so-called recommended weight for their height and age may be extremely healthy. Skinny does not automatically equal healthy. It might or might not be a sign of good health.
7. Taking Vitamins Allows For Poor A Diet
Some vitamins may help complement your health in certain areas. But healthy eating means having a diet low in processed foods and rich in vegetables, fruits and whole foods. Be mindful of easy fixes and short-cuts being offered to you by profit-driven businesses.