Sunday, November 3, 2013

Weight Loss Roadblocks

So you've been in the gym 4 or 5 times a week and are eating properly.  Things are going well and you are starting to see some solid results.  You want to keep the momentum going and stay away from "roadblocks"...the little things that can really wreak havoc in your workout program.Here's a few roadblocks for you to watch out for.  Knowing them will help you to stay on track with your fitness & weight loss goals...1) Sugary drinks: Sodas, juices & sugar in your favorite beverages can hurt your weightloss results.  Instead, look to water.  Make sure you keep your body hydrated & drink your 8 glasses a day.  If you get dehydrated, especially when you're working out, your body will likely retain water in places you'd rather it NOT!2) Being TOO strict with your diet: Small indulgences every once in a while are a good thing. A little reward here and there can go a long way in helping your weightloss efforts.  Just watch out for frequency and quantity.  3)Not watching portion sizes: One great way to watch portion sizes is to purchase the "one serving" 100 calorie packages.  This way, you're not mindlessly snacking away on foods.4) Skipping breakfast is a "no-no": Never skip this all important meal of the day.  Doing so will greatly increase your obesity risks.  Breakfast sets the tone for the day and helps to keep your metabolism chugging along.5) Not getting enough rest: You'd be surprised how many people don't get their 8 hours of rest each night.  Also, be sure to allow your muscle groups to rest 24 to 48 hours before working it out again.  Give yourself a couple of days off each week from the gym.  Noone has to workout 7 days a week to get and stay in great shape!  It's all the little things that will make the difference in your fitness and weightloss efforts!