Most people think that exercising like a professional athlete is the key to losing weight, and this thinking is why many people fail. Unless you are Michael Phelps or another endurance athlete that needs to consume over 5,000 calories a day to meet their caloric needs, exercise isn’t an effective way to lose weight. Although we may not like to accept this fact, our diet is first and foremost most important when it comes to weight loss, which can be supplemented by exercise to further results. Many people wish it to be the other way around but the reality says otherwise. Our exercise routines can only make so much of a dent in the amount of calories we consume a day, and a poor diet can easily erase all of that hard work we are putting in during exercise so it is important that we are eating right. Here are the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to their diets.