Nutrition and Fitness with Randa

7 Mistakes People Make When Trying To Lose Weight

No ever said losing weight is easy. Shedding those extra pounds of body fat requires food choice changes along with an increase in activity and movement – and small lifestyle changes add up, and over time make a big difference. It isn't necessary to drastically overhaul your lifestyle all at once to try to lose weight quickly. It’s more achievable and sustainable when you make incremental changes. Even with the best intentions, many people do things that work against them when trying to lose weight.

There are 7 seven common mistakes people make when trying to lose weight - here is #1:

# 1    Not Eating Enough Protein with Breakfast          

What’s your go-to breakfast? Hopefully, it’s not a bagel, croissant or a high-carb cereal. Protein is what should be on the menu first thing in the morning. Research clearly shows protein is the most satiating macronutrient and more likely to tame your appetite than carbs or fat. That means less nibbling later in the morning.

One study showed participants who started the day with eggs rather than an equal caloric quantity of bagel at least 5 days a week lost more weight. Eggs top the list of high-quality sources of protein, meaning your body easily can put it to good use building lean body mass and doing other things like supporting your immune system. Plus, when you wake up to a breakfast of eggs you’ll have better blood sugar control and fewer cravings.

Adapted from Cathe Friedrich 

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