Obesity is an epidemic, and we all want to escape it. So, if you have put on a few unwanted pounds, the urge to immediately lose them can sometimes cause you to make mistakes. In our over-zealousness and because of all the misinformation flooding the internet, it is very possible that we might unknowingly be committing mistakes, like doing the wrong exercises or eating the wrong things.
To stop you from making mistakes at the dinner table, Bright Side has listed some of the most common diet mistakes. You could be guilty of committing some of these too!
1. Thinking that all calories are equal
All calories are not equal, there are good ones and there are bad ones. The calories that you ingest when eating vegetables are good, while the calories you ingest when you eat a large burger are bad. This is because the amount of insulin released by the body depends more on the type of calories you are consuming, than on the amount of calories you are consuming.
2. Choosing only low-fat or diet food
Processed, low-fat, or “diet” foods are often considered to be the ideal choice when it comes to losing weight, but that might not always be true. Many of these so-called healthy foods are often loaded with sugar to improve their taste.
Therefore, instead of keeping you full, low-fat foods are more likely to make you hungrier, and you might end up actually eating even more. It is healthier to choose a combination of nutritious, minimally processed food products instead.
3. Not eating enough protein
Protein is the single most important nutrient if you are aiming for weight loss. A high protein diet improves metabolism, reduces the appetite, and positively impacts several weight-regulating hormones. It also helps protect muscle mass during weight loss. A study found that a diet containing about 0.6–0.8 grams of protein per lb, may help with appetite control, and improve your body’s composition.
4. Lacking fiber in your diet
Adding enough fiber to your meal can help reduce your appetite by filling you up. Fiber also helps with weight loss by making the body absorb fewer calories from other foods. Studies show that doubling your daily fiber intake can result in up to 130 fewer calories being absorbed. You can add fiber to your food by making little changes to your diet like switching to brown whole grain bread, instead of normal white bread.
5. Eating too often, even if you are not hungry
We are often advised to eat small portions and at multiple times during the day, if we want to lose weight, rather than have big meals 3 times a day. However, this is not true. Eating when you’re hungry and only when you’re hungry is the key to losing weight. This is because eating too often, even if you eat less, can unknowingly lead to too many calories being consumed over the course of the day.
6. Following the advice about never skipping breakfast
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.
So, which mistakes have you been making? Share your little secret with us in the comments below. Don’t forget to share this article if you liked it.
Illustrated by Anastasiya Pavlova, Daniil Shubin, and Elena Sorokina for BrightSide.me
People From Different Professions Showed How Special Their Workdays Can Be
Everyone knows that we spend half of our lives at work, where we are surrounded by a special world that has room for pleasant surprises, funny situations, and outside-the-box solutions for difficult tasks. For these reasons, people really like learning interesting things about different professions.
We at Bright Side love doing everything we can to broaden our outlook and we love seeing someone else’s photos that show an interesting fact or a funny situation that happened at the workplace.
“Hey! I’m volunteering in a bear refuge in Croatia and I felt like sharing a photo of this chillaxing fellow with you guys.”
Summer in Yamal: a worker wears a special suit that protects him from mosquitoes.
“I made a garbage cover to hide stuff in my van.”
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A colleague from Houston
A policeman’s partner that has finally passed all his exams and is ready to start work
The level of trust between the shop and its customers
What a plumber sees when he needs to change the pipes that were used to supply a building with cold water
Locals were alarmed and called the police when a monster climbed out of Kamogawa River in Kyoto. It was actually a giant salamander.
A delivery guy talks about one of his orders
This fireman is proposing to his girlfriend in the most fireman way possible. And his colleagues are helping!
Here’s what a selfie at your workplace looks like if you are a sailor.
This is a lens for people with really bad eyesight.
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When you love your work and it loves you back:
This real gold FedEx ring for being a safe driver
A girl that works at a center of wildlife protection with her “pet”
Do any funny things happen at your work? Share your photos or just show us what your workplace looks like.
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7 Hidden Messages in “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” That Weren’t Meant for Kids
Lewis Carroll’s tale Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland had an amazing influence on cinema, literature, and even psychology: movies and ballets were based on it, sequels and remakes were written. There is even a psychological disorder named after the main character: Alice in Wonderland Syndrome (AWS). This seemingly innocent children’s story was the subject of heated discussions by scientists of the 20th century and even Freud talked about it. The point of the discussions was simple: was the tale written for children or for adults?
Bright Side has read the book “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Decoded” and tried to figure out which parts of the story can only be understood by adults.
1. Alice’s shrinking and growing is a sign of puberty.
When Alice ate a cake or drank a certain mixture, Alice would shrink or grow, and she was scared that she would disappear completely. While there were no actual reasons for the changes in her body in the text, scientists have 3 versions of what could have been the hidden meaning behind that episode:
- Alice’s body changes in a similar way to how it would change as a teenager during puberty. Many people think that Carroll showed the puberty of the character. But why this idea may also be wrong is because Alice is only 7 years old and it is too young to be a teenager.
- Astronomers link the character with the expanding Universe. According to one of the theories, the amount of matter in the Universe is constantly decreasing which will ultimately lead to its disappearance. Obviously, this is why the character was worried about shrinking so much that she would vanish.
- Other people see an indication of hallucinogenic substances, which make people completely disoriented, just like Alice.
2. The pig the character has is an English King.
It is believed that the tale is an allusion to the War of the Roses that took place in England in the 15th century. This time period was full of scheming, betrayal, and there were a lot of chopped heads — just like in the tale.
Assuming the guess is correct, then baby that turned into the pig is a member of the White Rose. And more specifically, it was Richard III who had a sigil with a white boar. Shakespeare even wrote a play about it where he presented Richard in a very bad light.
3. The smell of pepper in the house of the Duchess hides the smell of bad food.
The tale casually mentions that the house of the Duchess smells a lot like pepper because the scullery was adding pepper to the soup. But it may have been a hint at the problem that the food at the time was peppered a lot, to kill the smell of rotten ingredients.
4. Alice is Eve, who becomes a sinner.
The adventures of Alice starts in a quiet garden. It was an idyllic place, green and quiet, and that’s why it reminds many people the Garden of Eden. But Alice doesn’t take an apple, she goes down the rabbit hole and goes into a world that gives rise to incredible changes in her. This theory seems to be pretty logical: children are innocent but when Alice went into the hole (took the apple), she entered the world of puberty, adult life, and became a sinner.
5. Keys, doors, and caterpillars are Freudian symbols.
When Freudian theories became very popular around the world, the tale of Alice turned out to be full of gynecological symbols. The fans of Freud managed to see the symbols in the doors that were hidden behind the curtains, and keys that open these doors. Of course, they couldn’t have missed Absolem — the giant caterpillar that looks like a you know what.
Even though this theory has life, it is not very believable, because people can see these symbols everywhere if they really want to.
6. Walrus and Carpenter are actually Buddha and Jesus.
This is the name of the poem that the twin brothers Tweedledee and Tweedledum read to Alice. The poem tells the story about Walrus and Carpenter, that walk on the beach and call out for oysters to walk with them. The oysters go to the shore and Walrus and Carpenter eat them. Walrus then cries at the end.
There are several interpretations:
- Walrus is a caricature of Buddha, and Carpenter is Jesus. For example, the character Loki from Dogma believes this. The logic is simple: Walrus is fat and happy, so he is Buddha or elephant Ganesha, and Carpenter is the direct reference to the profession of the father of Jesus.
- J. Priestly is convinced that the poem is the story of England’s (Walrus) colonization of America (Carpenter).
- There is a more violent interpretation. Some people believe that Walrus and Carpenter are politicians that kill the masses — the oysters.
7. The poem about the White Rabbit in chapter 12 uncovers the love mystery of Carroll himself.
Some researchers see the reference to the unusual connection between Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell that was the prototype of the main character. Here are the lines we are talking about:
He sent them word I had not gone
(We know it to be true):
If she should push the matter on,
What would become of you?
This is one of the most sensitive moments in the interpretation of the tale. Some people think that when the girl was supposed to come of age, the writer was going to marry her, but for some reason he had an argument with Mrs. Liddell and he never saw the members of the family since.
Do you want to read the tale now that you have some new knowledge about it in order to find some new hidden meaning? If yes, you can read the original manuscript written by Carroll himself here.
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