Are you struggling to lose weight? Setbacks are all part of your weight loss journey, taking a step back to find out the cause could make it easy to fix!
- KEEP PORTIONS IN CHECK!
Under-estimating the amount you consume by just a few hundred calories could be the difference between losing and gaining!
How to fix it: Write everything down, weigh foods if possible, check labels, do not forget to add liquid calories.
- SKIPPING BREAKFAST
Breakfast kick starts your metabolism and stops temptation to snack on high fat and sugary foods later in the day.
How to fix it: Choose breakfasts high in fibre, low in sugar to fill you up for longer.
- SKIPPING MEALS
Not eating enough can slow down metabolism. Eating one or two meals a day gives a short-term reduction in calorie intake but ultimately leads to overeating.
How to fix it: Eat 3 regular meals a day, do not starve yourself from one meal to the next, listen to your hunger signals and snack smart.
- OPTING FOR ALL LOW-FAT
Low fat products are processed and may contain high amounts of sugar be less satisfying and won’t fill you up for long.
How to fix it: Opt for foods as nearest to their natural state, check labels for fat, sugar, and calorie content.
- OVEREATING AFTER EXERCISE
Overeating after exercise is a common cause of weight loss plateau’s and even weight gain if you cancel out the calories you have just burnt off.
How to fix it: Opt for healthy low-calorie post-workout snacks