With all of today’s hectic schedule changes and busy workdays, it’s not uncommon to come across a weight-loss hopeful promising to themselves once again: I’ll just re-start my diet plan tomorrow.
Perhaps that person is you, and that’s OK– but what are some of your biggest hurdles on your journey for weight loss?
Below are three common obstacles to dropping fat and losing weight.
#1: Being Hungry
If enjoying a meal isn’t possible before your flight or Saturday afternoon get-together, try to stick a bag of raw almonds in your purse or bag to satisfy your hunger. Your waistline will thank you for it later– especially if you choose to nibble on those instead of being so famished that you take the buttery treat from the nearest vending machine you come across.
#2: Not Planning
Failing to plan truly is planning to fail– especially when it comes to eating right and losing weight. Scheduling and prioritizing your workouts allows you to better prepare yourself to handle the mid-afternoon busyness that often wrecks your fitness plans. The same is true for dinner: if you don’t prepare for your nighttime meal or at least have a general indication of what’s going on you and your family’s dinner plates, you’ll probably end up giving in to your delivery pizza or fast food quick-fix cravings. After all, being lean doesn’t happen on its own– it takes proper planning and consistent willpower to become a permanent part of your life.
#3: Failing To Track What You Eat
If you’re “too busy” to chronicle your daily food intake, you’re probably too busy to take losing weight seriously, too– it’s that simple. One study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine even realized that people who journaled everything they ate lost a surprising twice as much weight as those who didn’t. It takes tons of dedication, sure– but it’s twice as effective as not doing so in the long run of your weight loss goals. Besides, you can implement your own homemade recipes to see how much fat, protein, carbs and calories you’re consuming in each sitting.
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