Common Dieting Mistakes Everybody Makes!

Common Dieting Mistakes Everybody Makes!

Have you been going to the gym four to five times a week? Are you spending hours upon hours on the cardio machines? Maybe you’ve been cutting your calories, by eating only salads and snack sized portions?  All of this only to step on the scale and find the needle at the same place it was when you started? What the heck is going on? Are you just destined to be overweight? Did your metabolism slow down? common dieting mistakes - Top personal trainer Korbie Nitiforo explains Absolutely not!!! By reading this blog, you are already moving in the right direction to shed those unwanted pounds! You may be making one of these common dieting mistakes everybody makes.

How Low is Too Low?

We all know that in order to drop body fat we have to lower calories. And to meet those weight-loss goals we have to burn more calories than we consume. However, more often than not, this approach is taken to the extreme. One of the most common reasons you may not be losing weight is due to the fact that you are taking your calorie restriction too far, ultimately making weight loss slower and more difficult by slowing your metabolism.

It seems logical that if calories are the problem, you would want to eat as few of them as possible. That would only speed up weight loss right? Wrong!!! I’ve got news for you, our bodies are very intelligent and when you cut your calories too low, survival mode sets in.  When this happens our bodies slow the metabolism as protection against the possibility of starvation. Now what is low calorie for one person may not be low for another. Each individual’s metabolism is different and burns through calories at a different rate. So instead of following the latest celebrity’s diet or your best friend’s diet, contact a certified specialist in fitness nutrition like myself to help you. And don’t make one of these common dieting mistakes everybody makes.  We will develop a meal plan that is created specifically for you and your weight loss goals!

Completely Eliminating All Carbohydrates From Your Diet To Lose Weight?

We’ve all heard that carbs are bad. It’s just a simple fix, cut carbs from your diet and watch the pounds just fall right off! After all, the ketogenic diet is the latest craze, so it must work right? Well if it were that easy, we’d all be munching on lettuce burgers and all of our problems would be solved.

Many of my personal training clients have come to me in complete frustration not only because they’ve been going for weeks without carbs but they haven’t lost a pound in doing so. There are many reasons for this, one of the most common being with eating higher fat, many people following keto will also ramp up their lean protein amounts. However, you have to be mindful of how much protein you consume when doing keto, low-carb plus too much dietary protein can trigger gluconeogenesis, the process in which your body breaks down protein to make glucose causing a spike in your insulin levels.

One thing to remember is there are numerous diets out there folks. Which is the best one that is guaranteed to help you drop those extra pounds and get you where you want to be? Let me make it plain and simple. It is the one that is specific to your body type, needs, and fitness goals. If you would like to learn more about common dieting mistakes everybody makes, or if you’re frustrated with your current level of fitness and looking to hire a personal trainercontact us.



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