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Seven Belly Fat Mistakes Women Make

Seven Belly Fat Mistakes Women Make

20/04/2021 Weight Loss

Are your lifestyle habits unknowingly sabotaging your attempts in getting a flat belly? If you’ve been drinking your smoothies, working out consistently, eating healthy meals and doing everything you can but still not seeing results, chances are you’re making one of these mistakes that people often tend to make while trying to lose weight.

1. You’re choosing the wrong protein bar

Can you tell the difference between a healthy protein bar and junk food that is disguised as a post-workout bar? The right protein bars are made of organic and raw ingredients such as nuts, seeds and fruits that are good for fat loss and building muscles. Meanwhile, the wrong ones are filled with ingredients such as corn syrup, hydrogenated oils (source of trans fats), and sugar alcohol, most of which are often found in candies. Learning how to read food labels can help in making informed choices and eating smarter.

2. You’re overeating healthy food

It is easy to forget that even healthy foods are made up of calories and can sabotage your weight loss goals if the total caloric intake exceeds the body’s needs. Snacking is an important aspect of increasing metabolism but only if eaten in moderate portions, especially foods like nuts and dates.

3. You’re eating only egg whites

If you’re skipping your egg yolks, you’re missing out on an important source of Vitamin D. Low levels of Vitamin D are directly linked to belly fat. Moreover, egg yolks have healthy fats that help to keep us full for longer through the day. Nutritionists advise eating at least one full egg each day.

4. You’re not getting enough sleep

You could be eating healthy and following a strict exercise regime but if you’re not sleeping well by the end of the day, you’re probably impairing your metabolism. Research has consistently shown a direct link between lack of proper sleep and obesity.

5. You’re avoiding fruits as they are considered to be high in sugar

While fruits are high in sugar, they are natural sugar (sucrose, fructose and glucose) and act very different from added sugar. Fruits are packed with nutrients and many of them have potassium that helps in naturally de-bloating. Some of the best fruits to eat while losing weight are apples, bananas and berries.

6. You’re thinking lifting weights will bulk you up

One of the most common mistakes women make is not adding weight training to their workout regime. Weight training improves the body’s muscle-to-fat ratio and accelerates weight loss by burning more calories not only while working out but also when at rest.

7. You haven’t added probiotics to your diet

Probiotics have proven to be extremely beneficial for addressing digestion issues and bloating. Greek yogurt contains twice as much satiating protein as normal yogurt and must definitely be eaten with meals or as a snack.

At FCBS Dubai, our certified therapists offer medically proven weight loss programmes along with nutritional guidance to help women achieve their weight goals. To know more about our services, call us on +971 52 645 7085 or email us at

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