Aside from a matter of attitude, dieting can also mean taking necessary steps that will have a direct effect on your body, like cutting down on carbs and exercising. But there are some practices that weight watchers mistakenly do under the impression that those will speed up their weight loss. You must be aware of some of the pitfalls in order to avoid them.
Reduce and fill up.
Reducing means depriving yourself of what you like, or sometimes, what is pleasant to eat. When people think of dieting, they think of eating bland foods instead of the ones they're used to. When you deprive yourself to the point of craving those familiar foods, you get tempted to give up and fill up on those foods that you have been avoiding. You tend to lose your will-power about losing weight to your hunger and eat. It results in increasing your weight because your metabolism can not adjust to that much food after getting used to taking in so little.
Fill up and burn.
You do not follow a diet plan and you stick to eat whatever you want, and you think that you can lose what you eat with exercise. Yes, we know that diet and exercise go hand in hand in dieting, but filling up and burning calories to avoid weight gain does not work when the unhealthy foods you ate do not complement your body's need for proper nourishment, resulting in exercise draining your body of essential nutrients as you burn them in the process.
Dieting can not make you lose weight overnight. You must commit yourself to it without thinking of the quick fix. Eating healthy foods is an essential process to historical weight loss. And when we say incidentally, we mean a step-by-step process that you must follow to achieve great results over the shortest period of time.
Source by Eileen Davies