1. You think of big low-cal meal as a light snack - low-calorie foods are great for dieters only if you eat the right amount. If you eat too large of a serving, they're no longer considered low-cal; so it's important to pay attention to how much you're eating.
2. You drink and eat foods that contain artificial sweeteners - They may claim to have "zero calories," but a review published in the journal PLOS One concluded that those sweeteners can dull your sweet receptors, causing you to consume more of traditionally sweet foods, and thus, consume more calories.
3. When you save calories for later - By the time you get to dinner, and have a drink or two, the feelings of extreme hunger rush into your system, that makes you want to grab whatever you can get your hands on. And you high probably end up choosing foods that are high in calories and fat.
4. When you cut out fats, even the ones you shouldn't - Fats are necessary to feed the brain and help prevent cravings. Incorporate more healthy fats like those from avocados, nuts, seeds, coconut oil, olive oil into your diet-plan.
5. When you ignore the importance of protein - Protein helps to keep blood sugar levels even, which is a key to keep food cravings at bay when you're on a low-cal plan. Make it a component in every meal like sprinkling nuts onto your oatmeal and eating egg-whites in the morning.
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