So a trainer asked a gym member, “It’s been 6 months since you joined the gym, and your tummy is still the same. You haven’t lost an inch. Have you not been exercising and dieting?” People have a hundred and one reasons for not hitting their goals and losing weight and then blame the trainer for their mishaps. Anyway, this write up is not about the list of excuses, but a list of wrong things hard working people are probably doing in their quest to achieve their fat losing weight goals.
1) Assuming You Know Everything
During my ongoing career as a fitness consultant, I had to deal with a lot of gym members who needed advise on changing their body
2) Doing Too Much Cardio
A long standing myth is that in order to lose fat you need to do endless hours of cardio. Although cardio can help in additional calorie expenditure that contributes to fat loss, it is certainly not the best way. The key to efficient calorie expenditure is through the BMR. Higher the BMR equals more fat loss. A muscular person has a higher BMR because muscle is a metabolically active tissue. Weight training is the best way to lose fat as you lose more calories lifting weight, the repair and growth that happens post-workout due to the breakdown of muscles also is work for the body and hence contributes to calorie expenditure even post workout. If you love doing cardio so much then do a HIIT program or an amazing METCON workout instead of the useless steady state cardio for fat loss.
3) Not Being Mentally Prepared
Following a diet is not easy. To lose fat effectively, you need to make sure you nail your diet well. However, none of us live in a perfect world where everything falls into place and the perfect food is served on the platter. You need to pre-plan your meals, make sure you are sorted for the whole day. Having an iron will is very important as lots of social commitments may come in way of your goals such as making your boss happy by eating some laddus he got from Cambodia.
4) Choosing Low Fat Foods And Eliminating Fat From The Diet Altogether
Foods that are labeled low fat or diet foods are often considered good choices for losing weight, but they may actually have the opposite effect. Many of these products are loaded with sugar to improve their taste. Rather than keeping you full, low-fat products are likely to make you hungrier. So you end up eating even more. Instead of low-fat or diet foods, choose a combination of nutritious, minimally processed foods. Fat-free or diet foods are typically high in sugar and may lead to hunger and bad calorie intake. The food industry has fooled consumers for the longest time that fat is fat for you while carbohydrates and sugars were okay to consume. All of these were paid research funded by multinational companies to maintain their big profits. Sadly people still fall for these gimmicks at the super market and buy foods that are labelled low fat or diet food.
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