4 Reasons You're Still Fat
You're doing everything you can to lose weight. Or are you?
1.) Liquid Calories
Smoothies and juices are way too easy to guzzle down. Worse, your brain doesn't consider those calories food, so they don't fight off hunger.
Solution: Choose water every other time you're thinking of having a "healthy" drink. Better yet, limit yourself to eight ounces of 100% juice a day and skip juice drinks entirely.
2.) Mindless Eating
Think of it as edible amnesia, a condition where you forget things like mowing through a bag of chips while vegging out in front of the TV, or grabbing a bag of M&M's every time you leave a store.
Solution: Uncover problem times by keeping a record of every morsel (or drink) that passes your lips. Maintain the journal for at least a week.
Even if you're sweating in the gym, you may be moving around less later on — because you're either tired or feel like you've already worked out enough to justify skipping everyday activities such as taking the stairs.
Solution: Buy a pedometer and get in at least 10,000 steps a day — in addition to your workout.
4.) Underestimating Calorie Intake
Blame it on little indulgences. When you cave in and grab a single piece of cheese pizza, it can take 45 minutes of additional cardio to shed those extra calories.
Solution: Just don't eat it. Or save indulging for the foods you truly can't live without — not the mindless junk you don't even enjoy.
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