So, where have you been going wrong? What did you NOT do to get this right? Confused? Then read on for the possibilities and for what NOT to do:
1. Skip BreakfastBreakfast is the most essential meal of the day. It is the meal you consume after a night of fasting. Moreover, breakfast provides the energy required by the body to do every day activities, and assists in the smooth functioning of the metabolism.
2. Eat After Long GapsEating small yet frequent meals or snacks is healthier than eating after long gaps. Contrary to what you may believe, not eating for long periods of time can be very harmful. It could lead to slower metabolism and crash in levels of blood sugar. The subsequent lack of weight loss is but obvious.
3. Have an Erratic RoutineIrregular hours at work, no fixed time for meals, and the lack of a schedule or routine for day-to-day activities disrupts smooth bodily functions. One such function is the metabolism, responsible for the digestion of food and burning of calories.
4. Eat Unhealthy Food OftenDig those fries and hamburgers? Well, eating too many of those has probably not let you reduce weight! An overdose of oily, greasy and fattening food slows down the metabolism and builds up the calories.
5. Add Liquid CaloriesDrink up to reduce dehydration. But do not overdo it and cause weight gain! Huge amounts of alcohol intake can slow the metabolism despite your exercise regime being in place.
6. Eat Larger Portions at One GoIf you think you have been endeavouring to lose weight by eating at larger intervals, think again! The longer the gaps, the more difficult it is to lose weight. So, eat more often, and never make the interval between two meals or snacks more than a couple of hours.
7. Give Up A Type of Food CompletelyWhilst it may be advised to not eat a particular food in excess, it may not necessarily imply that you give up eating that food completely. Instead, consume it in moderation!
Whilst it is important to know the right things to do in order to lose weight systematically, it is an oft-neglected fact that many people also ought to know what should NOT be done. If you must, know the facts and always consult a professional when in doubt.