Morning diet mistakes which can cost you A healthy start to the day begins right in the morning. Hence, what you eat is very important as it sets the course for the rest of the day […]Skipping meals, eating rather late or having something low in calories can not just impact your health but also your mood.
Here are some diet mistakes you might be guilty of making:
Choosing not to have breakfast is a big no-no. Not only will you feel more hungry, but it can also have serious repercussions impacting you later. Studies have also shown that those who ate regular breakfast recorded low BMI levels, have better digestion and stay more alert through the day.
It has become a norm for all of us to have our breakfast on the go, while running for work, or worse, gulping it down too quickly with our eyes glued to our phones. Multi-tasking and eating can make you more prone to overeating and not actually satisfy you. Food is meant to be enjoyed mindfully and not in a rush.
Not having enough fiber and proteins
It is a common habit to reserve fruits and vegetables, which are all rich in nutrients, for the big meals of the day, i.e. lunch or dinner. If you do so, you are not just missing out the recommended number of nutrients but also eating foods that are not fresh.
Having liquid diets
Again, a lot of people, especially those on the move have the bad habit of ‘drinking’ their breakfast instead of having real food. Smoothies, heavy juices and detox drinks, may make you feel full but are making the body devoid of necessary vitamins and minerals.
Also, the calorie count and sugar intake can add up rather too quickly in such drinks, so it is not a good option to choose for weight watchers.
Not having water!
According to many nutritionists, missing out on hydration right in the morning is one of the biggest mistakes costing people their health. It is very vital to hydrate, as soon as you get up in the morning. This will energize you, flush out toxins and give you the needed quota for vitamins to get going.
You should also aim at including more water-filled foods in your breakfast. It will help in easy digestion too.