You have made the decision to lose weight – good on you. However, if you are getting frustrated with your efforts, don’t think you are alone. Losing weight is not that easy and there are certain things you should NOT be doing if you want to succeed. This week, I will let you know about some potential saboteurs of weight loss and why they can be detrimental at your attempt to lose weight.
Frequent eating out – If you find that you eat most meals out on the weekend then that is a behavior you need to change. A 2016 study published in the European Journal of Clinical Medicine showed that on average, a person eats an extra 200 calories when they eat out compared to if they ate at home. Preparing and eating at home means you know exactly what is in your meal…and it will save you hundreds of calories!
Watch cooking shows – Masterchef may be your favourite TV show but the bad news is that it is doing your waistline no favours. Research shows that women who watch a lot of cooking shows are about 5kg heavier than women hardly ever watch a cooking show. So switch the channel next time you see Matt Preston appear on your TV screen.
Not sleeping – The lack of adequate shuteye may also be sabotaging your weight loss efforts. When you’re tired, it can create a vicious cycle of grabbing a sweet, calorie-laden treat during the day (to try and boost your energy levels with a sugar ‘fix’) and then picking up drive-thru instead of cooking dinner because you are too tired. Not enough hours of sleep also slows down your metabolism, so make sure you get 7-8 hours every night.
This is only the tip of the iceberg – there may be a variety of other reasons why your weight loss efforts are slow. Luckily at The Natural Way, we have all-natural solutions to help you to lose weight and keep it off. Call us to kick-start your weight loss efforts with a renewed vigour – you can reach your closest clinic on 1300SLIMMER (1300 754 663) and make a FREE appointment to find out more about our fabulous program. After 35 years of helpings thousands of people reach their goal, we know we can help you too.
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