Biggi Does Detox - Day 18 - Nourish Play Love

Biggi Does Detox – Day 18

There are many ways to sabotage your weight loss efforts. Some you are fully aware of, like that pint of ice cream that sneaked into your diet last night, but some that aren’t that obvious. It’s those involuntary acts of sabotage that I want to help you become aware of and stop doing now.

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What’s Sabotaging Your Weight Loss

Lack of Sleep – I can’t say enough about how important it is to get plenty of rest every night. Though it no longer seems to be the norm in today’s society that people get enough sleep, it is not okay! Studies at the University of Chicago have proven that people that only get 6 hours of sleep instead of 8 hours lose 55% less fat while dieting. Not only that, dieting becomes so much harder for them, because they end up feeling hungrier.

Doing Slow, Steady Cardio – You are working out all the time, running for an hour, and still aren’t seeing the hoped for results? Well, times have changed and new research suggests, that you will lose a lot more fat when doing high-intensity interval training. Whether it’s running, cycling, or a body-weight workout, alternate high-intensity with slow and steady. This will help you burn more fat in a shorter amount of time.

Eating Out – If you are eating out a lot, you may completely underestimate the amount of calories you consume. A research study done by the University of Toronto found that the average restaurant meal contained 1,128 calories! Oh my, and that is before dessert, which can easily add another 549 calories to your meal.

Experiencing Stress – And who doesn’t these days? Well, as you may know from my previous article on keeping your belly flat, stress packs on the fat! And, that’s just one of its negative side effects. It’s really, really important to deal with it, and breathing and meditation exercises are just what you need.

Actions to Take Now to Lose More Fat

  1. Get at least 8 hours of sleep per night.
  2. Incorporate HIIT training at least 3 times per week.
  3. Eat out less, share a restaurant meal and / or choose menu items marked as healthy.
  4. Start a meditation practice with just 5 minutes a day, and 5 minutes any time you feel like binging. Here’s how you can learn to meditate in 6 easy steps.
Have you committed any of the above involuntary acts of sabotage? Please, let me know in the comments!

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