Read on for the top four mistakes women make by four experts who’ve helped everyone from celebs to everyday women get their diets back on track. The mistakes comes to nutrition, as well as their tips to be sure you’re not making these same choices!
1. Only counting calories
When it comes to losing weight, it can be easy to fall in a quality vs. quantity trap – focusing on calorie counting instead of the whole picture. “Many [diet] programs focus on what I call the ‘surface’ evaluations of foods – how many calories, grams of carbs, protein, etc. a food has,” says Kimberly Snyder, a celebrity nutritionist and author of The Beauty Detox Solution. “Too many women feel like they have to micromanage and count everything they eat in order to look their best, [but] that’s simply not true,” she advises.
Instead of counting calories, focus on adding more whole foods, especially vegetables and fruits, into your diet. A green juice or smoothie in the morning is an excellent way to get a lot of nutrients into your diet in one go; check out Kimberly’s recipe for her Glowing Green Smoothie to start.