8 Things Stopping You From Losing Weight
Losing weight is often a challenge that involves making some significant lifestyle changes when it comes to what you eat and how you exercise. If you are guilty of one of the following then you will likely find losing weight a more difficult challenge than expected.
Do You Have An All Or Nothing Approach?
Our weight loss challenges do not promote extreme dieting or extremely high levels of exercising.
Instead we focus on providing you with exercise workouts that you can continue to perform for the rest of your life as well as healthy eating advice that empowers you to make the right decisions with what goes into your body.
Sustained weight loss will occur if you introduce changes to your lifestyle that you can continue to maintain.
Do You Fail To Devote Time To Yourself?
If you have a family to look after it can be difficult to find time for yourself to exercise or plan your meals.
Your goal is to find at least 30 minutes each day to complete your PregActive daily exercise workout.
Our workout videos have been designed so you can do them in the comfort of your own home thus avoiding wasted time driving to and from the gym. Speak to your partner and see when they can help out to allow you this time to exercise.
Do You Eat Too Quickly?
Studies have shown that when you take your time in eating and enjoying your meals the more ‘fuller’ you will feel thus leading to you eating less. The act of chewing sends chemical messages to the brain that you are satiated or full.
Do You Have A Target Weight Based On Someone You Want To Look Like?
While many of us would like to look like that model in a beach bikini all too often it is not a realistic goal for many reasons.
Yes, you can lose excessive amounts of weight on some of the fad diets being advertised but you will be unable to sustain such a rigid diet for the rest of your life.
Your goal is to identify how much weight you want to lose based on your body shape, height and what is achievable.
Do You Skip Meals?
It is easy to think that if you skip meals you will lose weight. The problem with skipping meals is that it can trigger lowered blood sugar levels thus causing you to be hungry and irritable which can result in overeating during your next main meal.
Do You Avoid Exercise?
Studies have shown that you be more successful in losing weight if you not only eat well but your also exercise. Our PregActive workouts combine a lot of exercises and movements that help to build muscle which leads to a more toned body shape.
Do You Fail to Plan Your Meals?
A meal planner can be a beneficial tool as it helps you to maintain control over what you eat and when you eat.
It also provides you with the ability to shop for only the ingredients you need and avoid last minute buying of unnecessary food items at the supermarket.
If you fail to plan your meals you may find yourself at home without any prepared meals ready to cook. As a result you will likely give in to temptation and order take-away.
Do You Eat Only Diet Foods?
So if you think you can only consume weight loss or protein shakes, bars or consume diet drinks indefinitely then you will soon find out that it is near impossible to sustain this type of eating.
What you will also find once you improve your skills in reading food labels is that many of these weight loss foods and drinks can be misleading in just how healthy they are.