Problem #1 You drink to much
The only fluid your body needs is Water. Iced tea and coffee are OK and most likely part of your daily routine. You need to watch what you put in them though. Sugar and sweeteners are terrible for weight loss or reducing body fat. So put down the mocha and pick up a nice new water bottle. This is very important in losing weight and body fat.
Problem #2 You think Healthy food is OK to eat alot of
Not true. If you eat to much of anything it can be bad. I am not saying don’t eat healthy but just saying watch how much. Great examples of this can be nuts and fruit. Both are great for you but if you eat too much your numbers and your goals can be tough to reach. For example a banana has about 25-30 grams of carbs and peanut butter is good for you but very high in fat. So be careful!
I know alot of you think your nailing when it comes to not overeating. But you could be way off if your not tracking you food very carefully. That means every sauce that is on your burger or every dressing and cheese in your so called healthy salad. Don’t be fooled by thinking that stuff does not matter. In fact alot of the time its the highest in fat. The calories in calories out method is kinda messed up. That is basically saying you could eat 1500 calories in candy bars as long as you burn off 200 calories. Your body is not a calculator. You need to be eating the right amount of carbs, fat and protein. For alot of people a 40/40/20 system works well. 40% of your diet comes from both carbs and protein and 20% comes from fat. To find that out you need to find out how many calories you should be eating per day for your goals. Click HERE to do that.
Once you do that then take that number and plug it in HERE. You will need to adjust the numbers at the bottom to 40/40/20. But that will help you alot more.
Problem #4 You don’t workout hard enough
Now it is important to stress that if your just getting going its a good idea to start slow. This is when its good to have a trainer or someone that has been at it for a long time help you out. It is easy to get stuck in a rut and never see any results if your not careful. Start slow but don’t be afraid to jump in as long as you have no healthy issues. If you do consult a doctor before you start any fitness program.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen women curl 5-pound dumbbells without breaking a sweat the entire workout. When I ask them why they don’t lift heavier, they usually answer, “I don’t want to get bulky.” Man or woman, you have to lift hard and heavy, and the reason has nothing to do with getting huge!
If fat-loss is your goal, you have to create an extreme energy demand so your body can change. Lifting the same weight wont help you reach your goals. And women you wont get bulky. (that is an another entire post)
Problem #5 Your doing to much low intensity cardio
Runners are going to hate this but its true. I am not saying that running at a slow pace is bad. I am saying that its going to hurt your chances of seeing alot of weight and body fat decrease. Its great that your being active but it your wanting to lose more weight and body fat you got to take it up a notch! Add in more resistance training with less rest. If you really want some good results try training hard and work full body or multiple muscle groups. Or you could just Join Legacy Fitness and we can help you with all of this.