Diet traps seem to abound, and even best the experts from time to time. Help yourself avoid these traps as part of your Phentermine 37.5mg regimen so you move forward with your weight loss goals:
Cutting TOO Many Calories
“Even if you’re restricting calories healthfully, it’s hard to meet all your nutritional needs when you go too low,” says Samantha Heller, RD.
Make healthier choices based on your activity level instead. Going far below the 1,200 caloric suggestion is not the way to enjoy long-term weight loss.
Eating Too Many “Healthy” Foods
Sure, those pretzels might be vegan or those cupcakes were made with organic flour, but that doesn’t mean they are good for your waistline or overall health. Ask yourself if you are really hungry before making any food choices, as mindful eating is one of the best ways to combat weight gain.
“A common piece of advice I see others give out is to ‘scoop out your bagel’ or cut out carbs to lose weight,” says Heller. “But what’s the point of indulging in a bagel if you’re going to scoop it out?” She adds that it’s easy to overdo it with carbs, but eliminating them isn’t healthy either. “Skimping on whole grains means skimping on energy, as well as fiber, B vitamins, vitamin E, protein, and antioxidants,” Heller says. “They also help balance blood sugar highs and lows.”
Opt for complex carbs instead, such as bananas, rice, and whole-grain cereal.
Nighttime Eating=Weight Gain
Eating at night when you are really hungry is fine–consuming an entire bag of chips while you watch TV is not. It is okay to eat dinner after 7pm, especially since it will help you avoid mindless munching that does not include portion control.