Do Not Make These 5 Diet Mistakes!

As you continue to work hard, eat right, and focus on weight loss and being healthy in the LONG TERM, you need to be careful not to make these 5 common mistakes:

1) Do Not Skip Meals!

Skipping a meal is a huge mistake! Your body needs good fuel to burn.  Feed it often, feed it well.  Breakfast is the most common meal people skip – and it’s a mistake! Studies show that people who eat breakfast tend to weigh less.

2) Do Not Drink Your Calories!

Do not mistake a frappe or latte for a coffee – they are more like a dessert! Popular coffee shops (I don’t need to name names, right?) offer drinks that have hundreds and hundreds of calories!  Even worse: many smoothie shops have drinks with hundreds and hundreds of calories, too.  Don’t drink your calories – or, if you know you’re going to get something like that, work it into your mealplan or plan an extra workout so you don’t go overboard!

3) Do Not Eat And Multi-Task!

Studies show if you eat while watching television, or surfing the web, you’re more likely to overeat.  When you eat, don’t do anything else. Focus on the taste, texture, and satisfaction you receive from one single tasty serving.

4) Do Not Eat Quickly!

You should chew your food thoroughly and slowly in order to better connect the mind and body.  By this I mean you’ll learn when your belly is really full if you eat slower.  If you eat quickly, you don’t give your body a chance to catch up, and you’re more likely to overeat.

5) Do Not Mistake Portion Sizes!

Dr. Roberta Temes, a weight loss expert and psychologist in New York, says that restaurants are a danger to any weight loss plan.  If you go to a restaurant, you’re likely to be served a portion for two OR MORE people! To avoid this, ask the restaurant to only bring half the food, and to bag the other half for you to take home. You’ve got instant portion control AND lunch for tomorrow, smart, right?

See more from Dr. Roberta here!

To your health,


  • Thanks for the tips. I had no idea about portion sizes!

  • Pamadyse

    What can I eat for breakfast on the second day?

  • Laura

    I have lost 7 lbs in 10 days I bought a magic bullet and before I eat eggs I put half cup of frozen strawberries 1/4 cup frozen blueberries and a half banana with 1 cup water and blend it gets rid of my sweet tooth for sure. I also use it for another drink not so sweet I put kale green apple celery and cucumber . I so bought the total gym and have started using it . It is very easy to use and I actually enjoy the work out I also eat other foods through out the day as well

    • Catherine

      Hi Laura,
      That is great. I didn’t realize the Magic Bullet could make vegetable juice as well. I knew it could work well with fruits. I’m going to get one!!! Congrats on the weight loss and determination! You are doing great!

  • Margaret LOwe

    What do I eat for breakfast on day 2 ?

    • Natalie

      Your choices are soup, veggies or the potato! I know not much breakfast stuff on day 2! You could make a protein drink out of some of the veggies and add maybe 1/4 cup of soy milk if you are a breakfast eater.