Diet is the number 1 area in which we achieve our body composition results. Whether you want to gain muscle or drop fat, diet needs to be addressed and modified. What we are going to talk about here are the three most common dietary mistakes we see clients make and what steps we can take to ensure you don’t make the same mistakes.
1. Focusing on low-fat foods
For years dieters have looked on the shelf at low-fat foods hoping they are a sin-free way to enjoy their favorite foods. Unfortunately, this is far from the case and a terrible misunderstanding. Here are some of the issues caused by low-fat foods
- Poor vitamin absorption: Fats are required to utilize many vitamins and minerals optimally
- Depression: Fat is necessary for optimal mood. Omega 3 fatty acids are essential here
- Imbalance of macronutrients: Fat-free foods generally have more of another food group (in this case – carbohydrates) which can lead throughout your dietary goal
- Overeating: fat is one of the best macronutrients for promoting satiety.
Your best option is to stick to full-fat foods when you eat yogurts and other foods that packaged as low fat. You will generally be making better and more natural choices.
2. Following the food pyramid
The food pyramid has been around for a long time and is considered the gold standard by which we are supposed to eat. Unfortunately, obesity and disease rates have been climbing for as long as the food pyramid has been around. Here are some issues with the food pyramid
- Too many grains: the recommendation of 6-11 servings of grains is not only unnecessary but dangerous. We are in a potential epidemic of diabetes, and digestive disorders and grains contribute to this problem.
- Not enough vegetables: We should be aiming for more than two servings (the minimum) servings of vegetables per day. 6-11 would be ideal in our opinion.
- Not enough fats: It has been proven time and time again that fats did not make you fat and required for optimal health.
We should aim for a diet made up primarily of vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds and grass-fed and organic animal products for optimal health and body composition.
3. Thinking that ‘gluten-free’ is right for you
Gluten-free foods can found strewn through the aisles of every significant supermarket worldwide now. Unfortunately, people are under the false assumption that just because a particular food is gluten free is that it is right for you. A gluten-free pop tart is still a pop tart and therefore is not going to help you lose body fat or build muscle!
If we aim to ensure our diet comes from real natural foods and focus on the quality of our natural products rather than a title such as gluten-free or low fat we will all be better off. Make sure next time you go to the supermarket to keep these points in the back of your mind and make better choices.
However, people always concern about a healthy diet but forget exercise is one part of essential to maintain your body weight. Kim Kardashian using waist training combined with a diet plan to weight loss successfully after newborn. Waist training meant to wear a waist trainer garment during exercise, and it can boost up your body to discharges sweat on your midsection.