Overcompensating with exercise
Dripping with sweat, you may feel a small sense of victory as you step off of the treadmill. So now that you’ve burned 450 calories, you can at least have a bag of chips which is only 130 calories right? Wrong. The body doesn’t work tit for tat, and calories burned doesn’t translate to calories eaten exactly.
Eating too much healthy food
Healthy calories are still calories. It’s counterproductive to replace your ice cream sundae with a cup of high calorie “healthy” trail mix. In order to lose weight, there must be a calorie deficit.
Not drinking enough water
Water plays a role in food metabolism and in your body’s ability to burn calories and use them for energy. Water is also useful in weight loss because it helps you feel full. Drinking two cups of water before meals, combined with a calorie-restricted diet, has been proven to promote weight loss.
In addition to increased cravings and lack of self- control, stress also comes along with increased stress hormone levels, such as cortisone. With increased cortisone levels comes increased fat retention and insulin resistance.
You go by your scale
You can actually be losing weight but not see the number go down on your bathroom scale. How so? Muscle weighs more than fat and if you’ve picked up a physical activity regime, you will be losing fat and gaining muscle. A better indicator of your weight loss is how your clothes are fitting
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