One of the most common dieting mistakes involves the practice of dramatically cutting calories. An overweight individual will decide they want to lose weight, and instead of focusing on cleaning up their diets, they will eat as little food as possible. These types of semi-starvation approaches might work for a few days, but they quickly turn into a train wreck that generally involves bounce back weight.
Instead of cutting calories by a large amount, try first eating only slightly less but cleaning up your diet. Try cutting out the following:
- Drinks with calories
- White sugar
- White flour
- Processed foods
Next, add in more whole foods:
- Meat, eggs, dairy
- Red, green, yellow and white veggies
- Fruits, especially low glycemic ones: strawberries, blueberries, etc.
Once you have removed the junk from your diet, and replaced with nutritious food choices, you should start experiencing weight loss. If any 2-3 weeks the scale isn’t moving, pull back your daily calorie intake by 300 calories and aim for a reasonable amount of weight loss per week.