Why, why, WHYYYY is losing weight so hard to do?
Because so many people are doing it WRONG.
But don’t worry, I’m here to help and about to let you in on 10 reasons most people FAIL to reach their weightloss goals.
I prefer the term fatloss and using pictures, measurements, physical performance, clothes and how my clients feel to assess progress.
What the scales say are highly inaccurate but hopefully you know this already.
Anyway, here goes:
1. You’re OVER eating calorie dense foods.
Nuts, avocados, olive oil, etc are all super healthy but need to be eaten in moderation.
Calories in Vs Calories out will always rule.
2. You OVER estimate the calories you burn.
Those little gadgets on your wrist or super expensive machines at the gym?
As useful as an umbrella with holes.
3. You UNDER estimate the how much you eat.
The crisps you ate in the car, wine you drank while making dinner and left over food consumed off your kids plate still count.
4. You’re not ACTIVE apart from your workouts.
A big one for those who have sit down desk jobs all day.
Aim for around 10,000 steps each day.
Just get off your butt as much as you can keep active.
5. You’ve no idea HOW many calories you’re consuming.
What gets measured, get managed so try using MyFitnessPal (free app to download) for a couple weeks and use it to create a CALORIE DEFICIT.
This is your one and only magic key to losing weight.
6. You UNDER estimate calories in alcohol.
You can’t eat your daily calories, add alcohol on top then fill your boots with hangover munchies and expect to lose weight.
1 bottle of vino = approx 700cals.
7. You don’t eat enough PROTEIN.
Curbs cravings, keeps you fuller for longer and helps build muscle.
More muscle = more calories burned = better and faster results.
If you don’t eat it at LEAST at every meal, chances are you don’t consume enough.
Aim for around 1.4 – 2g of protein per kg of bodyweight.
8. You think the weekend gives you a FREE pass.
You eat and exercise well Mon – Fri and blow it all Friday night, Sat & Sun.
See point 5 and 6.
9. You eat BACK the calories you’ve burned.
Losing weight requires a calorie DEFICIT.
Eating the SAME amount of calories as you burn creates maintenance.
Plus the calories you burned according to your Fitbit are unreliable – See point 2.
10. You don’t drink enough WATER.
The simplest way to ACCELERATE your weightloss, increase your energy and curb cravings yet so many people fail to drink enough.
Aim for at LEAST 2 litres a day.
If you struggle, try picking up one of these badboys for extra motivation.
Home Bargains £1.67 (or simply make your own).
11. You haven’t sign up to The MAX Experience yet.
Ok so this was a cheeky added one but seriously,
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Have a great week.
Lee ‘dedicated to your success’ Donald x
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