Five Common Factors in Weight Loss Failure
If you've been trying for a while to shed pounds to no avail, there may be a reason you're overlooking. Metabolic Research Center offers tips on identifying five common factors that cause weight loss efforts to fail.
- Slacking on the shut-eye: Research links shorter sleep duration with higher body mass index, increased hunger and cravings for high-sugar foods as energy boosters.
- Mistaking "healthy" for "low-calorie": Healthy foods aren't necessarily low-calorie foods. Top examples are avocados, nuts and whole grains - all healthy choices that offer loads of benefits, but loaded with calories. Enjoy them in small quantities but don't overdo it.
- Mistaking thirst for hunger: Researchers believe that thirst often is mistaken for hunger. If you feel hungry, drink a glass of water or tea instead. You just might find that your hunger is abated.
- Your friends and family: If nights out on the town with your friends inevitably revolve around food and cocktails and if you have trouble saying "no, thank you" to your grandmother's apple pie, you'll have a tough time reaching and maintaining your weight loss goals. Make healthy choices on your nights out and ask for a smaller slice of grandma's pie.
- Medications: Weight gain can be an unintended side effect of certain medications including antidepressants andbeta blockers prescribed for heart problems. Ask your doctor about and weight gain effects and discuss alternatives.
Need a little extra help dealing with those common failure factors? Call 800-501-8090 to schedule a consultation at your nearest Metabolic Research Center.
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