Dieting Mistakes That Cause Weight Gain
Don’t Gain More Weight By Dieting Wrong
I would say that 75% of the women I know/train are trying to lose weight. Anyone who’s ever tried dieting knows how difficult it can be. The best way I’ve found is to diet consistently throughout the week and have a cheat meal on the weekend. Unfortunately when staying consistent gets difficult, bad things start to happen… really bad things! Let’s take a look at a few of these contest diet pitfalls:
Starve and Binge:
- Sometimes people lose their ability to stick to a diet and go on a binge. This is often followed by starving themselves to make up for the binge. It doesn’t happen just once but often becomes a regular pattern. Instead of eating chicken, fish, potatoes and vegetables over the course of 3 days…. a person may binge on eat ice cream, chips, chocolate etc…. for 1 day and then barely eat anything for the next 2 days! Not very healthy! It happens more than many women will admit. Doing this will torment you mentally with feelings of depression and failure… I’ve gotten many a midnight text message from a clients in the middle of the fallout from one of these binges. Why one person can stop after one brownie, slice of pizza or candy bar and the next person continues until she wants to puke is something that’s hard to understand – but it happens.
Some competitors will talk about how closely they follow the diet… EXCEPT they forget to mention the constant nibbling they do during the day:
- a handful of nuts
- scoop of peanut butter
- piece of bread
- a little bit of this and a little bit of that
- etc, etc, etc…..
These calories add! These ‘nibbles’ are always on the highest caloric foods (fats) too: cookies, nuts, chocolate etc. No one seems to want to nibble on a few vegetables or a piece of chicken…. not only would that be better but your stomach would feel fuller. Those last few pounds you need to lose to be in great shape and reach your goals, may never come off if you don’t get control of the ‘nibbles’.
No carbs (or very low carbs) can be used as a diet technique BUT… you shouldn’t be using it on Day 1! This is a sure way to lose a lot of water, dehydrate yourself, slow your metabolism down and make it twice as hard to get lean (slow metabolism). If you cut your carbs too much, too soon, you will stand a much higher chance of mental and physical burnout when you couple this with hard workouts.
Sometimes women will go day after day on no carbs trying to lose more body fat… especially if they haven’t been consistent with their diet. They use this as a way to ‘catch up’. Your body gets real tired of this, real quick… pretty soon you will be walking around with your brain in a fog, like a zombie, struggling to figure out the simplest daily task (brain cells needs twice as many carbohydrates as the other cells in your body to function normally). Your workouts will become more difficult also. Low carbs + low energy + poor workouts (because of low energy) + slow metabolism = 1 miserable, unhappy person!
Those are 3 of the main diet malfunction I see. There are more but If you avoid these 3 and follow a consistent diet you should find it a lot easier to lose body fat (I didn’t say easy…. just ‘easier’).
Posted on December 12, 2015, in bikini competitor, bikini competitor workout, bikini diet, fat loss, figure competition, figure competition diet, Figure Competition Training, figure diet, Figure dieting, figure training. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.