Reasons Prohibiting Your Weight loss Goals

Do You think you eat really healthy, maintain a good exercise routine, but you still can’t seem to lose the pesky lbs?

Here are some important tips that could be the road blocks keeping you from your goal.

#1 Your Eating Foods That You Think Are Healthy and Are Not:

Two things I hear from my clients often are “I thought I was eating healthy” or I don’t really eat much. Both are inhibiting your ultimate success. There’s a saying you can’t outwork a diet. Nutrition is 80% of it.

Eat most of your starchy carbohydrates (like potatoes, quinoa, and sweet potatoes) on days when you do strength training or more rigorous exercise. On your rest days or when you’re doing active rest, try to stick to lean proteins and veggies. Avoid bread, refined sugar, and processed foods in general.  When all else fails shop on the outside of the grocery store and the fewer the ingredients or no  labels at all the better!

#2 Your Workouts are Too Routine: Change it up! When I got my body the most fit and felt the best was when I added variety to my workouts. I used to be the girl who would sit on the elliptical for two hours a day then do a cycle class or boot camp etc .. and I was not seeing any results.

#3 You Are Not Letting Your Body Recover: Recovery and rest are often more important than the workout itself. It’s during those periods that your body does most of the actual fat burning. So give yourself that time to fully recover so you’re ready to work hard the following day. Most importantly, listen to your body. Push yourself, but also give it some love, too.

#4 You Are Putting Your Body Under Too Much Stress: Exercise is a stressor on your body. When you have a healthy balance of exercise-related stress and recovery time, your body is healthy and can lose its excess fat. However, not giving your body enough time to recover can also be a negative chronic stress leading to overeating, elevating cortisol and insulin, and suppression of certain anabolic hormones that lead to bellyfat and inflammation.

Insulin spikes are also known to inhibit fat burning. Another study found that stress can make it difficult to lose weight because of the complex metabolic effects it triggers. When your body is exposed to cortisol for long periods of time, it starts to cause negative effects, in areas you don’t want. Exercise isn’t the only stressor that can produce excess cortisol. Control and be aware of your stress levels. Good tips are getting to sleep at a good time, meditation (this is key for me), don’t procrastinate, eliminate unnecessary commitments etc…

# 5 Time –You haven’t given your new way of eating and workout regime enough time. We are a society of instant gratification! How can you expect to lose weight in two weeks that you took 5 years to put on. Give it time, I have seen clients that have nothing happen to them for a month and then all of sudden the weight just falls off. Keep your goals and plan in your vision often so that you know your purpose and maintain your drive for your health and new positive lifestyle.

Try these simple tips and tricks out and see how much impact it has on your overall health.

The Oboard Says…

A. 5×5 Back Squat

B. 3 Rounds for Time
15 Box Jump Overs
12 Cal Row
9 Toes to Bar

Posted by: Annie