10 Diet Mistakes Everyone Else is Making

Don’t be one of those people. Avoid these common mistakes to stay on track and shed those unwanted pounds.
Are all fats bad? Are all carbs worse? And is it possible to consume too much protein? With so much conflicting nutrition information out there, it’s easy for people to fall into unhealthy eating habits without even realizing it.
Especially when it comes to losing weight, people tend to make the same (avoidable) mistakes that are unknowingly sabotaging their efforts. Fortunately, these diet blunders are easy to overcome if you know better. Learn from these common diet mistakes everyone else is making, compliments of Eat This, Not That!, and vow to never be one of those people. And to really accelerate your weight-loss efforts, check out our don’t miss list of 55 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism!

1. Not Eating Enough Fat

When the first US dietary guidelines were released in 1980, fat was deemed as something you should avoid. It was a sentiment that drove the diet industry for the next 20 years, even as obesity rates continued to climb. It turns out, fat was probably never the problem to begin with (studies point to sugar being a bigger trigger to obesity than dietary fat), and some healthy fats could actually help you lose weight. Unfortunately, some people still believe this outdated advice. Fat is an important macronutrient that will help you feel full, give you much-needed nutrients, and could even lower bad cholesterol. Stick to healthy monounsaturated fats, like the ones found in olive oil, almonds, peanut butter, and avocados. For a more complete list, check out our 8 Fatty Foods That Make You Skinny.