The Greatest Dieting Mistakes

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The Greatest Dieting Mistakes

When it comes to dieting there are many mistakes that are made on a near daily basis. While there are many real profound mistakes that go along with the territory there are a few that seem to have far more profound and lasting implications than others. Hopefully by learning about these mistakes you can learn to avoid them in your own weight loss pursuits.

The biggest dieting mistake to avoid is going to extremes!

Perhaps the single largest mistake that dieters make is adopting an all or nothing attitude. These are the dieters that scour the pantry and the refrigerator removing anything that could be seen as a potential source of temptation. They embark on a dietary regimen that is nearly impossible to maintain and believe that all is lost the moment they stray from the strict guidelines of their diet.

Avoid feeling upset when things do not work immediately.

While this may work for some in the short term, it sets them up for failure, frustration, and ill will towards the entire dieting process. The important thing when it comes to dieting is the goal. Your goal is to shed pounds. There are many ways in which this can be done that do not require starving yourself or punishing yourself in the process.

Dont make the mistake of choosing a diet plan that has too much repetition.

Dieting Mistakes
Veggie Dieting Mistakes

Another great mistake when it comes to dieting is selecting a diet plan where you eat the same thing every day. Despite our human need for structure and routine we tend to enjoy changing our lunch routine on occasion. Select a diet or new nutrition plan that allows you to enjoy a wide variety of foods rather than one that limits you to the same meal or meal selection day in and day out.

Sometimes we rob ourselves of joy because of our diets.

Other common mistakes include depriving yourself of everything you enjoy. One thing that we often forget is the importance of moderation. Fill up on servings of fruits and vegetables but allow yourself to enjoy the occasional indulgence for the sake of sanity. If you never allow yourself to enjoy a taste of chocolate, why on earth would you want to live forever? Seriously, do not forget to enjoy food for the sake of dieting. There is nothing wrong or sinful about enjoying food. The problem lies when you enjoy only the wrong sorts of foods.

Dieting Mistakes - Smoothies
Green Fruits and Vegetables are high in alkaline and very good for your body!

Setting goals can be very helpful in dieting!

You should also avoid the mistake of not setting goals. While you do not want to set goals that are impossible to achieve you should also avoid the opposite end of the spectrum, which involves having no goals at all. Those who set aggressive goals that are achievable will see the greatest degree of success. Making those goals public and asking for support is another thing that will help you achieve greater success. This is one reason the Weight Watchers program has enjoyed the phenomenal success is has.


The Final Mistake

The final mistake when it comes to dieting that is made all too often is giving up. We all have setbacks along the way. Even those who have achieved monumental dieting success have met with failure on the road. The end result however, for those who stick with the plan is a healthier body and that is something that is worth fighting for. Your goals may get side tracked but you can set new goals. You may have had a bad day or even a bad week when it comes to your dietary goals and plans. Do not let this defeat your desires to become a healthier you.

In Conclusion

Learn to overcome those mistakes and move on from them. Let your failures teach you as much as your successes and you should be well on your way to the healthier person that you know is hiding inside. Whether you want to get rid of 10 pounds or 210 pounds the only way to achieve that goal and make it last is by dedicating yourself to the process of becoming a healthier person. A healthy person has healthy eating habits and doesn’t starve him or herself. Nor does a healthy person binge on things that aren’t healthy. Learn to enjoy food in moderation and you should be well on your to the success you seek.

Recipe of the Week – The Renal Chef’s Pressure Cooker Ribs


  • 1 Slab of Pork or Beef Ribs
  • 1c of Pepsi Cola (tried with Coke, did not taste the same)
  • 2c of your favorite BBQ Sauce.
  • 2Tb of Liquid Smoke
  • 1/4 Cup of Garlic Powder (Lowry’s is the best)
  • 1/4 Cup of Onion Powder
  • 4Tb of Lowry’s Reduced Sodium Seasoned Salt
  • 2Tb of Cumin
  • 1Tb of Cayenne Pepper
  • 2Tb of Pepper
  • 1Tb of White Pepper
The Renal Chef's BBQ Ribs
Finished Pepsi Cola Ribs 🙂 Yum!

Preperation –

Combine spices, and salt’s and pepper in a big mixing bowl.

Cut the Ribs into pieces according to your personal preference.

Place the ribs into the bowl and cover both sides WELL with the dry rub mix from the bowl.

Sit covered in the fridge for at least 15 Minutes to 1 Hr to let the flavor seep in.

Pour Pepsi into the base of the Pressure Cooker. Pour 1c of BBQ sauce into base and liquid smoke. Mix well with whisk.

Place rubbed ribs around the pressure cooker standing up with none touching the base, use a trivet if your pressure cooker comes with one.

Set pressure to the closed position and put on meat setting for thirty minutes.

Preheat oven to Broil.

Once ribs are done, do a rapid release of pressure from the cooker. Once the steam has escaped open and place ribs in a baking dish.

Coat first side with remaining BBQ sauce and ensure that side is coated by using a brush.

Place under broiler for ten minutes.

Remove from oven, flip side, and brush remaining sauce on side, place back in broiler for five to ten minutes.

Remove and tent with foil for five minutes before enjoying!

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Chef Kenny Green grew up in Denver, Colorado to two developmentally disabled parents. He always had a love of cooking sitting in his great aunt’s kitchen watching her make the best soul food. After high school, he enrolled at the Clearfield Job Corps Center in Utah and studied the Culinary Arts program graduating as a certified chef with the American Association of Hotels and Restaurants. He is also a certified baker. Having kidney disease as of last year he is changing his diet to live a more fulfilled life! Welcome to the journey!

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