5 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Goals Subconsciously
So you’ve done your exercise, watched what you’re eating and still haven’t lost any weight? Here are five ways that, you may not even realise, are sabotaging your weight loss goals.
1. Your Post Workout Rewards
Yes, you deserve a reward for working out so hard. But reaching out for a sweet treat will get in the way of your fitness goals. As delightful as devouring a doughnut is, it does more bad than good. Reward yourself with your favourite fruit, or how about a tablespoon of peanut butter instead?
2. Thinking Sugar Is Spelt S-U-G-A-R
In an attempt to lose weight faster, we may select low fat foods or zero sugar drinks. Unfortunately, these foods makes one consume more sugar. Low fat foods usually have lots of added sugar, while sugarless drinks use artificial sweeteners that could be harmful to your health in the long run. To quell your hunger, try Qafé. With two major components, CGA and Nutriose, Qafé helps regulate gastrointestinal movement and assimilation of high calorie foods and fats, enhancing your weight loss through a safe and natural approach.
3. Staying Up Late
Sometimes, it seems like 24 hours in a day is not enough. We tend to stay up late to make up for lost time and to catch up on everything we’ve missed outside of work. If you’ve been doing this, stop right away! Getting enough sleep is essential to health and weight loss. An unhealthy sleep pattern affects the body’s ability to lose weight. Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep per night.
4. Skipping Meals
Starving does not help you lose weight. Most people who skip meals, especially breakfast, end up eating more calories during the course of the day. And because you are already hungry, you may not always reach for the healthiest option. Have healthier snacks in between meals, fruits for example, so you don’t crave and binge for more.
5. Not Moving Enough
Sure you run a few miles in the morning, but how many hours a day do you sit? Make it a point to get up and move around. Go for an afternoon walk instead of sitting in front of your screen. Set reminders if you have to and stretch.