Six weight-loss rules that everyone breaks – and for good reason

If just eating less and moving more doesn’t help.

It would seem that what could be easier: to lose weight, you just need to eat less and move more and maybe take this remedy on your doctor’s recommendation: But, as always, the devil is in the details – and these details can be so many that they may well add up to a couple of extra pounds, with which there is no, absolutely no way to cope. And maybe it’s because you’re also breaking these simple rules – check it out, it should help!

You don’t eat fatty foods.

Meat, cheese, butter, milk, ice cream – all these products are rich in saturated fats, which have long been considered almost the main enemy of the heart and blood vessels, as well as the cause of excess weight. But time is of the essence, and hundreds of studies have finally proven that your heart does not care whether you eat foods rich in saturated fats or not. But your figure and metabolism do not. And if your diet lacks fats, it will try to compensate for the lack of energy with carbohydrates, preferably simple and preferably sweet ones. Therefore, make sure that your plate contains foods rich in fats: it is better to eat unsaturated, but if there is no alternative, it is better to eat a piece of red meat than to “catch up” with chips or cookies.

Do you prefer nonfat dairy products

First, this way you deprive yourself of dairy fats, which are very important for a healthy metabolism. Second, you’re getting less protein – and it’s essential for building muscle. Finally, thirdly, dairy products with normal fat content help you eat better and stay full for longer – and thus protect you from snacking, the main helpers of overweight.

You don’t eat carbs

The first thing that comes to mind when you say “diet” is avoiding carbs. And, honestly, that’s the worst thing you can do. Yes, of course, white flour baked goods, sugar and other fast carbs are bad and are not good for your figure or your health. But to give up complex carbohydrates – whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables – can not in any case. Otherwise the body will not be able to get enough nutrients, will be under constant stress and will not start to convert fat into energy, but to store it. So if you are seriously going to lose weight, give up simple carbohydrates – and eat complex ones. By the way, we remind you that pasta has finally been recognized by dietitians as a diet dish!

You drink “diet” drinks

Less sugar is practically the motto of anyone who cares about their health and figure. And the easiest thing you can do to reduce its consumption is to give up sugary drinks. But what you really shouldn’t do is switch to the same drinks, but “diet. Yes, there is hardly any sugar in them, but there will be plenty of sweeteners. And a review of a number of studies published in the journal Trends in Endocrinology showed that in terms of the effects on the endocrine system, there is no difference whether you eat sugar or its substitute. The body perceives the product as sweet and reacts accordingly – a surge of insulin and storage of fat. So, what’s the point?

You don’t eat eggs.

In case you missed it, eggs are no longer the nightmare of nutritionists or the bogeyman of cardiologists, but hardly the most ideal meal. They are rich in protein (and therefore great for breakfast), they are high in B vitamins, choline, vitamin D and vitamin E, as well as omega-3 fatty acids and lutein. So be sure to include eggs in your daily diet – and don’t believe any outdated scare stories!

You are on keto

The keto diet, the latest flavor of nutritional fashion, involves an almost complete avoidance of carbohydrates while increasing the proportion of fatty and protein foods. Originally this kind of diet was prescribed for people with type 2 diabetes, but in the last year the whole world has literally gone crazy on this diet. But the problem is that we still have very little information about the long-term health effects of the keto diet. Doctors still agree on one thing: such a drastic change in the usual way of eating is a huge stress to the body, which is unlikely to pass without consequences. It is possible to limit carbohydrates a little (especially simple ones), but it is not the best idea to completely exclude them from your daily menu.