Subtle Behaviors Can Undermine Weight Loss

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On the first day of month, you excitedly began your weight loss journey. On this day, you started eating less food and exercising like crazy. So far, you’re proud of the dedication you’ve displayed. Unfortunately, the weight isn’t coming off as fast as you expected it to. In fact, your scale has barely budged in the right direction. If you can relate to this scenario, consider avoiding subtle behaviors believed to undermine weight loss. 

Excessive Exercise

To burn a ton of calories, you might be tempted to camp out at your gym. But, exercising excessively isn’t a good idea. When you don’t rest properly between workouts, you become more susceptible to suffering injuries. This is especially the case if you do the same activities every day. Forcing yourself to work out non-stop might also cause you to detest exercise over the long-term. For optimal weight loss, complete some form of moderate exercise on most days of the week. Mix things up to prevent both boredom and overuse injuries.

 Skip Meals to Lose Weight?

Eager to get fit, some people concentrate too much on math. These dieters know they must burn more calories than they consume in order to achieve success. So, they mistakenly believe skipping meals will help them create calorie deficits each day. However, when you avoid eating for a prolonged period, your body goes into starvation mode. Because it doesn’t know when it will receive nourishment again, your body begins to turn calorie stores into fat. Missing meals might also make you more susceptible to binging on unhealthy, processed foods later in the day.

To successfully lose weight, you might feel you need to deprive yourself of meals and exercise for hours every day. Thankfully, this misconception couldn’t be further from the truth. By eating real, healthy foods at mealtimes and engaging in a form of moderate exercise on most days of the week, you can likely achieve lasting weight loss. To discover more sage, dieting advice, consider scheduling a free, first appointment with a representative at a Metabolic Research Center in your neighborhood.



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