10 Biggest Weight-Loss Mistakes

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  • If you've ever asked yourself this question,you're not alone. Many people struggle to reachand maintain a healthy weight.

    You may have thought you had a plan thatwould work this time. You've been making a realeffort to watch what you eat, and you even hitthe gym a few times a week, so why in theworld does the number on the scale keep goingup?

    Why Isn't My Diet Working?

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    SmoothiesSmoothies are madewith fruit so they mustbe healthy, right?

    Not so fast! An all-fruitsmoothie can have asmany as 300 calories!Most of these caloriescome from sugar whichyour body will burnthrough quickly. Theresult? You'll be hungryagain in an hour.

    A healthy smoothie ismade up of vegetables,fiber, and a healthydose of protein. Don'tforget to holdthe added sweetener!

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    Liquid CaloriesWe hate to break it toyou, but those mid-morning vanillalattes and the adultbeverages you enjoywhen the kids arefinally in bed really addup.

    Estimates showthat avoiding just onesugary drink a daycould cut out awhopping 1,680calories from your dietthis week!

    Kind of makes yourethink that morningtreat from the coffeeshop, doesn't it?

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    The idea that low-fatfoods help you loseweight is a big fat lie.

    The fact is we need acertain amount of fat inour diets to be healthy.Plus, low-fat foods ofteninclude extra additives,like salt and sugar, tomake up for the flavor -none of which aregood for you.

    If you want to eathealthy, skip the low-fatproducts and focus oneating whole foods andhealthy fats such ascoconut oil.

    Low-Fat Diets

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    MuffinsYou might think that branmuffin is doing wondersfor your digestive tract orthat a blueberry muffin ishealthier than adoughnut, but the truthmay surprise you.

    Commercially sold branmuffins contain about800 calories of puresugar and fat - that'smore that double whatyou'll find in an oldfashioned doughnut!

    We're not endorsingdoughnuts, but do yourresearch!

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    Mindless EatingMindless eating is asurefire way tosabotage your weight-loss efforts.

    Experts agree that thethe simplest of acts -eating slowly andsavoring each bite -could be the remedyfor the growing obesityepidemic.

    Make it your goal toavoid distracted eating.That pint of ice creamthat disappears duringyour Netflix marathon isdoing you no favors.

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    Fruit JuiceDon't make the mistakeof thinking that fruit juiceis a smart way to take inyour nutrients.

    Fruit juice, even when100% juice, has none ofthe fiber of whole fruitand is extremely high insugar. In fact, oneserving of fruit juice maycontain almost as muchsugar as a can of soda!

    You don't have to be arocket scientist to figureout what that can do toyour weight-loss goals.Skip the juice and eatwhole fruit instead.

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    ArtificialSweetenersJust because theyboast zero caloriesdoesn't mean thatartificial sweeteners areharmless. Artificialsweeteners are actuallyslow-actingneurotoxins that canbuild up in your bodyand lead to some longterm health problems.

    And they aren't going todo your waistline anyfavors either. Continuedconsumption can alteryour body's ability toburn calories and evenincrease food cravings.

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    Energy &Protein BarsYou may associateenergy or protein barswith a healthy, activelifestyle.

    The reality is that theyare more like soupedup candy bars. Stripaway the added fiberand protein from mostbars and you'll be leftwith a sugar contentthat would qualifythem for placement inthe candy aisle!

    A better quick proteinsource would be ahandful of almonds orsome string cheese.

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    Eating YourExercise CaloriesYou worked out for halfan hour today - youdeserve an extrahelping of dessert,right?Wrong!

    Exercise does not makeup for poor diet choices.As a matter of fact, ifyou burn 250 calorieson a 30-minute run,it's easy to consumemore than you burnedoff in one splurge!

    We're not saying thatyou should never treatyourself -- just berealistic about whatyou're eating vs. whatyou're burning.

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    Yogurt

    Yogurt has beenpromoted as a healthychoice both at mealtimeand snacktime, especially ifyou're trying to loseweight.

    Sure, yogurt is high incalcium, but mostyogurts with added fruitare also loaded withsugar (often 20g ormore!)

    A better alternativewould be to start withfull fat plain yogurt andadd your own fruit.The taste may takesome getting used to,but your body will thankyou for it!

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  • Let's be honest, even when you educate yourself about common weight-loss mistakes, its still hard to put the principles into practice on aneveryday basis. You get busy, you get cravings, and then there are allthose questions surrounding carbs and calorie counting.

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    READY TO TALK?If you've dieted, exercised, anddeprived yourself, but still can'tlose the extra weight it might betime to try something different.

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