6 Secrets To Permanently MAINTAIN A Fat Belly
Trying to get slimmer but you’re only ending up frustrated, confused, and stuck with little to no results?
If you have been constantly giving it your best, but the scale hasn’t budged, you must be making some common mistakes. In spite of your best intentions, there are a handful of common mistakes that are sure to hinder your progress.
So, here are 6 things I recommend you avoid doing if you want to ensure you get the best results possible…
- Don’t Eat Fake Foods
Surely, those weight-loss products that come pre-packed, are more than tempting, and those shakes and bars seem like an ultimate solution. But, they won’t really help you in losing extra pounds.
The reason for this is that you won’t feel satisfied after consuming them, because they are highly processed.
The bottom line is simple: ALWAYS go as natural as possible.
- Avoid Burning the Midnight Oil
Definitely you need to sweat out at the gym, eat properly, and get plenty of water, but you also require quality time in bed too.
Skimping on sleep can lead to the slowing down of your metabolism and even cause changes in your hormones. Sleeping less than 5 to 6 hours can negatively affect your weight-loss efforts… and cause a plethora of health issues as well. Also, sleep deprived individuals tend to eat more.
- Don’t Exercise Too Much
Yes, you read that right.
Exercise is of course necessary, but too much exercising can backfire on your weight-loss efforts.
Usually, individuals have a notion that excessive exercising will lead to magical lightning fast weight-loss. Having this mindset will only leave you frustrated.
This is because for one, the body needs to rest in order for your muscles to grow and your body to recover. If you keep taxing your muscles, they won’t grow, if they’re not growing effectively, you won’t burn fat effectively.
Second, what you eat is 80% of the battle! Don’t eat properly, and it doesn’t matter how much you exercise, your results either internally or externally (or both) will hinder.
- Salad Is NOT The End All Be All Of Healthy Food
Contrary to popular belief, heading to the salad bar is not always the best option you have.
In order to control your hunger hormones, you need enough good carbohydrate intake. Most salads don’t contain the amount you require.
So, what I recommend you do is include a healthy soup or sandwich as well. Or, you can toss a serving of lentils, brown rice or garbanzo beans into your salad.
But, you also need to beware of the salad additions that are high in calories, like candied walnuts and blue cheese for example.
- Don’t Be a High Calorie Health Nut!
Simply because a certain food item is labelled healthy, that doesn’t mean you can eat a heap of it. If you have switched to olive oil instead of butter and nuts instead of chips, these are certainly healthy switches. But they are not low calorie, and although they contain healthy fat, too much of ANY fat is never a good thing. The key is portion control.
- DON’T Say No to Snacking
To maintain peek metabolism and sustained energy, snacking is recommended in between meals. Eating more often but in smaller amounts is better than eating less often.
Don’t skip on breakfast, drink enough water (I recommend 1/2 your body weight for best results), and with all these steps, you can move ahead to a slimmer and healthier you!