2. Eating Too Many High-Calorie Foods But Not Enough Nutrient-Dense Foods
While you might be overeating, in general, it very well could be that you’re eating big portions of healthy foods that are high in calories, like cheese and nuts, and not enough moderate-calorie foods that are packed with nutrients, like salmon, kale, garlic, blueberries, egg yolks and, yes, dark chocolate!
Dark chocolate? Yup, it’s loaded with fiber, iron, magnesium, copper and manganese, and boasts more antioxidants than almost any other food, including acai!
Enjoying a small square of quality dark chocolate (with 70% or more cocoa) every day is one easy way to supplement your diet with added antioxidants.
3. Skipping Meals
Bypassing breakfast, lunch or dinner could seem like an easy way to drastically slash your daily calories, but it’s not only unhealthy to do this regularly but also very likely to backfire.
In fact, Dr. Martha Belury, professor of human nutrition at The Ohio State University says, “You definitely don’t want to skip meals to save calories because it sets your body up for larger fluctuations in insulin and glucose and could be setting you up for more fat gain instead of fat loss.”