Why, why, WHYYYY is losing weight so hard to do?
Because sooo many people are doing it WRONG.
I touched on this in Monday’s blog.
Read it here:
But don’t worry I’m here to help and about to let you in on 10 more easons most people FAIL to reach their weightloss goals.
Just for the record 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 pretty irrelevant but for the purpose of today and what people can most relate to, let’s say weight.
1. You’re OVER eating calorie dense foods.
Nuts, avocados, olive oil, etc are all super healthy but need to be eaten in moderation.
2. You OVER estimate the calories you burn.
Those little gadgets on your wrist or super expensive machines at the gym – BS
3. You UNDER estimate the how much you eat.
The crisps you ate in the car and wine you drank while making dinner 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.
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.
6. You UNDER estimate calories in alcohol and drink too often.
You can’t eat your daily calories, add alcohol on top then eat a crap load of unhealthy food the next day and expect to lose weight.
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.
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 maintainance.
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 and INCREASE your energy yet so many people fail to drink enough.
Aim for at LEAST 2 litres a day.
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Lee ‘dedicated to your success’ Donald x
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