6. Following the advice about never skipping breakfast
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Another piece of advice that we often hear is to never skip breakfast, without even taking our appetite into account. This advice is not exactly true. A study found that people who skip breakfast consumed more calories at lunch, compared to those who had breakfast. However, when the calories consumed during the entire day were counted, it was found that they had consumed an average of 408 fewer calories.
7. Drinking packaged fruit juice
People who strive for weight loss mostly stop drinking soft drinks and other sweetened drinks. But they often forget about packaged fruit juices. Even 100% fruit juice is packed with enough sugar to make your weight loss plans go awry. For example, 12 ounces of unsweetened fruit juice may contain about 36 grams of sugar. That’s more than in 12 ounces of soda.
8. Not eating whole, single-ingredient foods
The worst culprits for your weight gain are highly processed foods. Studies suggest that processed foods are a major contributor to the current obesity epidemic. The best thing to do, if you care about your health, is to go for whole food because they are self-limiting, which means that they are very hard to overconsume.
9. Eating a lot and not including fresh fruits in your diet.
Last but not least, eating too much and not including fresh fruits in your diet can also make your weight loss dreams remain dreams. The best fruits for weight loss are watermelons, pears, apples, and grapefruits.
While shopping it is recommended to only purchase food items that you know you can eat while they are still fresh. Stocking up your fridge unnecessarily can cause you to eat more than you had originally planned.
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