by Matt Basso | May 2012

6 habits that are making fat loss difficult for you

Being successful with fat loss has a lot to do with behavior.


Bad habits are developed early on and the longer you go without addressing them the harder it is to fix them.


Don't let these habits continue!!


1- Stop Eating "Low Fat" Foods... I know it sounds weird but usually these foods are low in quality and contain unhealthy ingredients. Additionally, when you are specifically searching for low fat it means the food you are wanting probably isn't good for you anyway. It's probably candy, ice cream, or something of that nature. Try and rid your diet of that junk. Remember, Sugar causes serious health problems and makes fat loss very difficult.


2- Not Finding Help With Your Nutrition. People think they know how to exercise and don't ask for help, sooooo they either end up not reaching their goals and giving up or getting hurt. Don't make the same mistake with diet and nutrition. Ask for help and get in the habit of taking advice from a professional.


3- Not Sleeping Enough. When you don't get enough sleep your body will crave food because you are lacking in energy. It's classic compensation, don't fall victim to it.


4- Drinking Soda...Even Diet. The artificial sweeteners in diet sodas can cause you to have cravings for other sweet food or drinks. Since you are already in the habit of drinking the soda you will more likely feed your craving without thinking twice. If you want fat loss stop drinking soda!


5- Not Drinking Enough Water. Water is essential for your entire body to work correctly. Furthermore, if you drink more water you will be less hungry. Sometimes dehydration can be mistaken for hunger...We get water from food as well as drinks so it's not weird for our body to tell us to eat if we are dehydrated. Try to drink a gallon of water a day for optimum fat loss.


6- Having Friends Who Are Over Weight and DO NOT Exercise or Eat Healthy. If you've ever heard the saying your network equals your net worth then you know what I'm talking about. If you want to lose weight you'd better hang with people who have healthy habits. It's very easy to adopt bad habits, or even worse, be thrown off course by the influence of someone who isn't trying to be healthy. I've seen many a fat loss plan be sabotaged by friends who simply weren't supportive.


Please comment if you have any bad habits to add.



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