4 Diet mistakes that everyone makes and how to fix them - YOUR Leisure

4 Diet mistakes that everyone makes and how to fix them

4 Diet mistakes that everyone makes and how to fix them

By Jamie

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Not drinking enough water

We all know how important it is to drink plenty of water, but many of us will be guilty of not drinking enough. One of the hardest aspects of this is to measure your intake.

If you simply carry a water bottle with you, you can track your intake. I for example have a 1 litre bottle. So I just make sure I drink 3 of them every day.

I always have it with me and excluding the regular need to urinate (unavoidable) it has made it a lot easier for me.

So the big question is, “How much should drink?”

I would suggest starting with 2 litres a day and see how you get on.

Give it two weeks and I guarantee you will feel an improvement in your general self.



Making your new diet too extreme

Why, why, why do people go on extreme diets! Well I do know why, because people want extreme results. But honestly, it doesn’t really work that way.

Granted if you go on the cabbage soup diet you will lose weight very quickly. However you will go back to real food at some point and the weight will go back on, Fast!

So instead of using a fad diet to lose 7 lbs in a week and then regain 9 lbs in the following week. Why not just start eating making better choices, drinking more water and watching portion sizes. You may only lose 1 lb a week. But you can lose a lb week after week, after week, after week.


Not eating enough food

Similar to fad diets, not eating enough food will give you a quick result, but it wont last for long.

If your holiday suitcase is too heavy, what do you do?

You don’t take out as much as possible so you have one tee shirt, one pair of shorts and one sock. That would be ridiculous, you won’t have everything you need.

What you would actually do is look at what you have packed and take out the things you don’t really need like your 6th pair of trainers and that sombrero you wont wear.

Your diet should be the same. Look at what you currently eat and remove some of the excess. Extra cheese on pasta, garlic bread with meals and other small adjustments can really add up.


Too many supplements

Let me get straight to the point. If I knew of a magic fat loss supplement, pill, juice or tea I would not be writing this. I would be on my private yacht in the Bahamas.

It doesn’t exist so don’t waste your time and hard earned money looking for it.

Some supplements are useful and can help you. But there is no replacement for healthy food and exercise. Time spent looking is time wasted.



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