What are the worst mistakes to do while on a diet?

Wow, there are so many mistakes that I’ve made, and that I’m sure a lot of people have as well. the problem is that we don’t know any better, and sometimes we do, but keep making the same mistakes! Let me share a few diet blunders I’ve done during my lifetime, and that I hope I can stop others from any of them!

4 big diet blunders I wish I never made – please don’t go there!

  1. Calorie restriction long term.
    This is a big one for me, as over time, I do believe I stuffed up my metabolism. It had gotten so low at one point, that I was struggling to keep the weight off. This was a strategy I used over and over again, without success long term. I always put the weight back on, or just felt completely terrible and extremely irritated during the whole experience. I probably wasn’t that fun to hang out with either. I would never eat like a mouse long term, as this can cause so many health issues. So, let me save you the trouble and let you know that initially, this may work a charm, but after 6–12 months, it will become an issue – especially if you do an excessive amount of exercise.
  2. Paleo diet.
    I was on this for ages, and mistakenly thought I had to eat heaps of meat and fats. Well, the meat part of it left me sick most of the time. The grain free aspect was the most positive. I cannot handle grains one bit, but I can’t handle having too much meat either! It was a recipe for disaster, and bacon isn’t my thing anyway. As much as this was a fad, and still is amongst various people in the cross fit community, I believe the constant meat consumption, and not having many carbs, is a recipe for disaster. Too much meat consumption can ruin your digestion! This was a bit inflammatory trigger for me. Now that I don’t eat meat anymore, I no longer suffer from that kind of inflammation, especially the protruding belly I always seemed to have! So guys, I would say, don’t over consume the meat. There are other ways to get your protein sources.
  3. The bodybuilder diet.
    I’m not sure how many of you have been exposed to this, but it’s not great – and there isn’t enough food in it either! It all depends on what coach you go to, but mine initially used a cookie cutter dietary plan, not even keeping in mind the individuals goals. I stuck with mine for a while, then after my first few comps, I gave it up for a more balanced approach. This worked well for me, and I urge you to re-evaluate what you receive from trainers, in order to get lean. Everyone needs their own food plan, according to body shape, how lean or overweight they are, and of course, cater to their dietary needs.
  4. Too much cardio, and not enough weight training.
    Oh wow, this one was a killer. For years and years this is all that I did, and was flabby, old looking and felt disgusting with all the sweat I used to produce. When I exercise, I go all in and it’s intense. Excessive cardio can leave you tired and moody, as well as help you lose any muscle mass you may have remotely had on your body. That’s a big no no for your metabolism, hence, why most cardio bunnies have no shape, are probably a bit flabby or even lack shape. I always will recommend weight training for everyone, whilst giving up anything in excess that causes our bodies distress. Please, do not over exert yourself with cardio, It’s just not worth it at all, and it’s going to inhibit you from making any progression in your training. Stick with the weights.

I hope this has helped you. I could have written more, but I believe these will resonate with a lot of people. Hopefully it’s allowed you to chuckle a bit. Feel free to contact me if you need further assistance. I have plenty of other blog posts on my wesbsite or join me on fb and insta social standpoints. Please feel free to upvote this answer if it has been useful in some way to you.

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