It is difficult enough to stay motivated on a weight loss program without feeling like you are going nowhere, I no I have been there! You step on the scale every single morning and the number never moves, or worse it goes up! You go over everything in your mind, you are doing everything you should, daily exercise, dieting, and it still isn’t working. So what is the problem? Usually it is something very simple that we just aren’t admitting.
Are you really exercising as hard as you are capable of safely or are you just going through the motions? Let me give you a hint, driving to the gym and spending 10 minutes on the treadmill and 30 minutes in the sauna isn’t intense exercise, running a mile to the gym and spending 30 minutes working out and then running back home is. Which version are you doing? You don’t even have to run. If you walk and you are just casually strolling, it isn’t going to do much for you. The magic number for fat loss is getting your heart rate up between 75-85 percent of your maximum. Bottom line-Keep your heart rate up and you will burn more calories. That along with a restrictive diet will result in weight loss.
That chocolate just has legs and jumps right into your mouth all by itself. Yeah, right! If you are truly serious about your diet, get a diary and write down EVERYTHING you put in your mouth. You can’t expect to lose weight if you diet for a couple of days and then eat a whole pizza. You are feeling sorry for yourself so you sit down to watch a movie, just you and a half gallon tub of ice cream. You don’t even think about it, as a matter of fact you probably forget that you even ate it. This type of unconscious eating is one of the biggest culprits in sabotaging our weight loss efforts. Don’t eat unless you write it down.
You have heard it time after time to drink lot of water. If you are dieting you especially need to drink a lot of water. Drinking plenty of water is one of the biggest dieting secrets of all but because it is so simple people overlook it and think it is unimportant. If you just absolutely have to taste a flavor to be able to drink water then get one of the zero calorie flavor mixes and use it in your water. The main thing is to get at least 64 ounces a day. It is so easy, just get a gallon milk jug and sterilize it with hot water. Fill it up with cold water everyday and drink it all day long. You will lose weight, I promise. Your body needs to be hydrated to work properly.
Try these little tips and see if the scale doesn’t start moving to the left for you. In no time you will see major results.
Gregg Hall is an author and internet marketing consultant living in Navarre Florida. Find more about dieting and weight loss at http://www.shop4betterhealth.com