7 Reasons Why Your Waistline Isn't Shrinking
Have you been doing everything 'right 'but you're still not losing weight? Here's what you might be doing wrong:
1. You are eating the wrong types of food for your body
One person’s food is another’s poison. It will make a huge difference when you start to pay attention to the foods that reenergize and restore rather than repress and restrain. The key is to experiment and to not be apprehensive about trying new fruits, vegetables, carbohydrates and proteins.
2. Do not be afraid of fat
We are taught that fat will make you “obese.” That couldn’t be further from the truth! The good fats in avocados, nuts, omega-3 fish and certain oils (ex. coconut and olive) should be a necessity in your diet. They help to decrease the bad cholesterol (LDLs), increase the good cholesterol (HDLs), protect the heart from heart disease, decrease inflammation and also nourish healthy hair, skin, nails and bones.
3. Try to eat foods in their authentic form
4. Add in the G-BOMBS
These are all suggestions from Dr. Furhman, the leading MD teaching how to “Eat to Live.”
5. Too many calories in your libations
Sometimes we do not realize how many empty calories are hidden in certain liquids. With all the options today, it’s best to be aware and knowledgeable. That way you can decide when to treat yourself to your favorite drink, or just stick to herbal teas and water.
6. Not enough variety in your workouts
Do not repeat the same routine day after day, week after week. The most effective way is to vary the intensity and duration of the workout. It’s best to intermix your weight resistance program with cardiovascular, pilates and yoga (or your favorite exercise). The most important aspect is finding something that you enjoy. Then, you will look forward to getting those endorphins flowing.
7. Adrenal Fatigue
Do you feel tired for no reason at all? Have trouble sleeping? Need coffee, energy drinks and sodas to keep going? Feeling run down, stressed and depressed? Adrenal Fatigue occurs when the Adrenal gland function becomes less than optimal. This is usually a result of psychological or emotional stress, lifestyle habits and/or diet. The decrease of the hormone cortisol will have negative effects on your well-being, including brain-fog, mild-depression, blood-sugar imbalances, lowered immune function and increased inflammation. If chronic stress persists, it will cause an increase of cortisol levels, which will create an increase in abdominal fat.
The best way to drop those unwanted pounds is to listen your body and give it love and affection daily! You are what you eat; so make it healthy!
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