The eternal truth of this world is that the older you get, the lower your metabolism rate goes and the more weight you gain. You simply can’t do anything to change that situation. Recent studies show that an average woman’s weight increases by 1.5 pounds every year. That means by the time you are 50; you will have gained more than 40 pounds on top of your normal weight.
That’s why this article shows you the five major mistakes people make about food habits which decrease their metabolism and how to prevent them.
1. Not eating enough
This is one of the most common mistakes people make while dieting. Its true that to reduce weight, you need to decrease your calories intake, but there is a limit to everything. If your calorie intake is too low, your metabolism will reduce drastically, hence no matter how less you eat, you won’t be able to lose any fat. For women, 1200 calories per day is an absolute minimum; if you go beyond that limit, you are risking bringing your metabolism to a seriously slow pace.
The trick is to eat the right amount so that you never feel hungry –a 150 calorie snack in the morning along with three other meals having 430 calories each are perfect.
Also if you continue eating at regular intervals, your stomach will stay full, and there is a smaller chance of overeating.