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Things That Might Be Preventing Your Weight Loss

Posted on: June 26th, 2013 by admin No Comments

Weight loss Brandon treatmentWhen you’re trying to lose weight, it’s imperative that you be honest with yourself. Honest about your motivations and honest about your food decisions. If you fail to do these things, you could sabotage your weight loss efforts. Don’t let this happen to you!

One thing people tend to do is tell themselves that that know how much they’re eating. That is, they think they only eat when they’re hungry and they instinctively know when to stop because they’re full. But this just isn’t true! In fact, people tend to think they’re eating when they’re hungry when they’re actually not–they’re eating out of social obligation or for emotional fulfillment.

Another thing people claim is that they don’t drink a lot when they actually do. They think that only drinking on the weekends counts as moderation but if you drink a whole bottle of wine in one sitting or binge drink, you could be ruining your weight loss efforts.  Instead of binge drinking, attempt moderation on a daily basis, regardless if it’s the weekend or not.

Something else that might be tripping you up is the notion that you’re eating right when you’re really not. A lot of people actually think they’re eating a balanced diet of leafy greens, fruits, whole grains, and lean protein when in reality they’re eating too many refined sugars and junk foods on a regular basis. This includes when eating out or going on vacation!

Yet another thing people tend to tell themselves that’s counterproductive is that they eat several small meals a day when in reality, they’re eating several large meals. People have such skewed perceptions of portions that it’s no wonder why they’re overeating. Still, you can be more honest with yourself by making a detailed food diary that keeps track of everything you eat and when. It should help to shed some light on what’s getting in the way of your weight loss.

Those who exercise a lot might think they have a get out of jail free card in terms of getting to eat whatever and however much they want. This isn’t true. Even if you exercise regularly, the demands of life often mean skipping a workout or two. You simply won’t have the calories to spare to justify pigging out.

The fact of the matter is weight loss is a commitment. By being honest with yourself and your habits now, you’ll reap the rewards later.

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