10 Diet Problems (and How to Avoid Them)
Are you sabotaging your weight loss without knowing it? Spot, then stop, these common diet problems.
Caution: Confusing liquids and solidsSometimes you may reach for something to eat when you're really thirsty―an easy error to make because the body's signals for hunger and thirst are similar. But nibbling when you should be sipping (or downing a lot of sugary drinks) can send your daily calorie intake soaring.
The fix: Drink up throughout the day to keep thirst at bay. Try to consume at least 9 8-ounce glasses of water or low-calorie beverages daily and eat a lot of water-rich foods (think fruits and veggies). Is your stomach grumbling? If four or five hours have passed since you last ate, and you're well hydrated, you know that you're hungry and should reach for a healthy snack or meal.