To lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you consume, but that’s easier said than done. The simplest reason is that you may be making some basic mistakes with your diet, which not only makes it impossible to lose weight, but also has negative impacts on your health. Here at New Concepts Medical PC in Wappingers Falls, we are here to help you every step of the way when it comes to losing the weight and keeping it off. Here are a few things you could be doing that are negatively affecting your efforts.
You Don’t Read the Nutrition Facts
Many processed foods claim that they are healthy, but this isn’t always true. For example, manufacturers don’t write “sugar” on the nutrition facts; they write something else like “glucose” or “sucrose”. A package of food generally comes with many servings, but the nutrition facts displayed on the box are normally for just one serving, not the whole box!
You Forget to Be Cautious with Your Drinks
After an intense workout, you may feel thirsty and want to reward yourself with a drink. What’s better than your favorite latte or chocolate milkshake? A cup of Starbucks might contain 40 to 60 grams sugar, while a chocolate milkshake might contain up to 200 calories, which is equal to a burger. Yikes!
You Remove All Fat from Your Diet
Some try to remove as much fat from their food as possible. However, fat is often the ingredient that brings taste to the food. If the manufacturers remove that fat, they have to put in other harmful ingredients, such as sugar, to make the food tastier. Don’t be afraid of the fat: in fact, you need to get at least 20% of your calories from fat.