WORKING OUT DAILY
Working out frequently is good, it is vital if you want to lose weight, but if you don’t give your body enough time to recover and rebuild, it can lead to injury and hinder your weight loss progress.
Take at least two days off every week, to give your body enough time to recover.
REPLACING SUGAR WITH ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS
Most artificial sugars cause insulin which is our body’s main fat storage hormone.
When food makers remove the sugars, they replace them with sugar alcohols, palm oil or creams to make sure there is a taste.
Avoid sugar-free beverages and bites like sodas, cookies, and candy.
The best option is to go sugar-free.
REFUELING WITH A POST-SWEAT SMOOTHIE
Consuming smoothies between workouts increases caloric consumption.
The best option is going for protein-rich food to recharge your body.
SAVING CALORIES FOR LATER
You might be planning a dinner or night out and decide to take less calorie or not at all during the day, to save up for later, but this will cause more harm than good.
When your body is starved, it is hard to control the portion of food you eat.
EATING THE WRONG SNACKS
Most “Sugar-free”, gluten-free”,” low-fat”, “whole wheat” foods in the market are not 100% what they claim including cookies and ice-cream
If you regularly snack on things like flavored yogurt, grain cereals or dried fruits your body has reasons to increase weight, instead of decreasing.
WEARING A WAIST TRAINER
You might wear it to help reduce your food intake or compress the core, but what happens when you take it off, you go back to your eating habits and regain the weight.
The best way to a smaller waist is to stay disciplined and focused. And as time goes by you will eventually have a smaller waist and good eating habits.
EATING LOTS OF PROTEIN
Too much protein in your system can cause weight gain. If you are a woman you only need 0.35 grams of protein, while a man needs 0.45 grams of protein.
The extra protein will be stored as fat.
BUYING ALL NATURAL AND ORGANIC GROCERIES
People go for snacks with organic labels and avoid those that don’t, but companies lie.
If you go for those groceries without checking the labels, you may eat more calories than you intended and affect your weight loss.
THINKING TOO MUCH ABOUT YOUR WORKOUTS
You tend to consume more calories because you are confident about losing them in your next workout. Especially when you know the workout will be more challenging, like a boot camp or your running trails.
GIVING UP DAIRY
Calcium is a key player to help metabolize food. It determines whether calories will be burned or tacked as excess fat
A calcium reach diet like dairy products can facilitate the burning of more flab.
Try milk products like Greek yogurt, and other breakfast foods made from dairy.
SLEEPING TOO MUCH
Too much of something is poisonous regardless of how good it is, including sleep.
Research indicates people who sleep more than eight hours a night gain more belly fat.
Sleep for about six to seven hours every night to control your weight and burn your calories the entire night.
GOING FOR GLUTEN-FREE FOOD
Most gluten-free types of bread are made from white rice flour or other refined grains.
They have more carbs than whole-wheat types of bread.
People who eat refined grains have more belly fat than the ones who eat whole grains.
If you have to go gluten-free, look for gluten free-whole grains and seeds.
DOING WORKOUTS THAT INVOLVE SITTING AND LAYING DOWN
If most of your workouts require you to lay down or sit, know that you aren’t burning a lot of calories.
When sitting or lying down it’s almost impossible to increase your heart rate and make a significant change in your body.
If you are more into yoga and Pilates mix it up with exercises like running, swimming or cycling to pump up your heart.
OVERLOADING YOUR PLATE WITH HEALTHY FOODS
Just because the foods are all healthy, it doesn’t mean you should it eat them all up in one plate. You have to control your portions. Otherwise, you risk gaining weight.
Fill half of your plate with veggies, a quarter with lean proteins, and the remaining quarter with grains and some little fat not more than your largest finger.
SKIPPING YOUR MORNING COFFEE
Caffeine can boost the levels of cortisol which is the hormone that triggers fat storage.
Taking a cup of coffee will boost your metabolism.
It is an amazing beverage that pumps you up during working out.
ORDERING THE HEALTHIEST SOUNDING MENU ITEMS
Your brain pumps an appetite-boosting hormone known as ghrelin which also slows your metabolism when you assume a meal is a light choice.
Keep your ghrelin levels balanced by ordering indulgent foods. Instead of a salad, order a sandwich.
SKIPPING THE YOLK
Yolks have vitamin D and fat incinerating choline.
Abdominal obesity could be linked to a low level of essential vitamin D.
The healthy fats in the York boot satiety as well as ensure you are full for the remaining day.