4 Reasons Why YOU Can’t Get Skinny
Do you have a love/hate relationship with 10 or 15 of your closest friends?
Do you look in the mirror and see the “trouble spots” you need to work on?
Are you fed up with NOT feeling good about the way your clothes fit?
The 10 to 15 “friends” I am referring to is your FAT.
Most people feel they could shed a few of them and LOSE WEIGHT.
And with the holidays fast approaching, the need to get fit and trim is always on the forefront of people’s minds.
Being overweight may lead to serious complications later in life.
Overweight or obesity has been linked to many different diseases like Diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and arthritis.
But not just eating and lack of exercise alone account for why you put on weight and can’t seem to shed it!
Age is one.
As you age, it may become harder to lose the weight, due to less muscle mass and a lower metabolism.
But there are other reasons why YOU might be having a hard time losing weight!
Top 4 Reasons Why You Can’t Get Skinny:
You Put Others’ Health Above Your Own
You may have children, or a spouse, or someone who depends on you to help get them through the day.
And this may be the EXACT reason you can’t lose weight.
Not taking the time and putting YOUR health first, means you are missing out on opportunities to grow physically and emotionally.
By putting YOUR HEALTH at the top of your priority list, you are telling yourself that your health matters.
Making it a daily habit may help you lose weight and tighten up the don’t-need-to-see-put-on-baggy-clothes areas.
Tip: YOU NEED to make your health a priority.
Apply the same principles you do with others to your own health. Set aside time each day to exercise and you will establish a new, healthy habit.
Are you “fed” up with it all?
Sometimes, things happen that are just not fair.
You might have been through an emotional event, or you are just sick of everything and everyone.
This might lead to overeating because eating just feels right, and may be comforting
Eating to comfort in times of stress or emotional despair begins a vicious cycle!
When you eat to combat stressors in your life, you may end up feeling guilty – all because of EATING!
And that guilt is like a rollercoaster.
You feel guilty, so you eat something else to make yourself feel better. However, that just makes you feel EVEN WORSE!
It begins a cycle of eating to get feel-good hormones flowing through your brain, but then those hormones fade and you are left FEELING GUILTY AGAIN.
Tip: Try alternative forms of relaxation when times get you down.
Exercise releases the same feel-good hormones that junk food creates, all while enjoying a calorie DEFICIT.
Exercise is a great way to burn extra calories, keeping you away from the Twinkies and Swiss Rolls.
The Junk Food Draw
Do you have a stash of junk food set aside only for times of desperation or stress?
The most frequent problem with having junk food in the house or office is that it’s going to get eaten.
Junk food leads to extra calories and loads you up with sugar and fat, leading to EVEN more CALORIES being stored.Tip: If you have to have junk food, try smaller, more portioned-controlled options. They are lower in calories and will give you the fix you are looking for.
Also, you can try to replace the junk food with healthier snack options.
Walnuts, peanuts, and almonds are great low calorie snack options which can be the perfect pick-YOU-up during the day.
Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho It’s Off To Work You Go…
Most of your waking day evolves around getting up and going to work.
Depending on the type of work you do, you can spend anywhere between six and eight hours SITTING!
This is not helping your backside or weight loss!
Not only are you sitting for the majority of the day, but you are probably eating during the day.
Extra calories without moving around means you have more calories that you are NOT burning.
Tip: Try to get up and move throughout the day.
Walking for 10 minutes, 3 times a day at a moderate pace, may be equal to 30 minutes on a bike or treadmill.
But be careful, that 10 minutes needs to get your heart rate ROCKING at a moderate pace to reap the benefits of cardiovascular endurance.
Also, instead of eating lunch at your desk or the cafeteria, opt to take a walk or exercise.
This will burn extra calories and might make you more conscious of how much you are eating.
You need to put your health first and make it PRIORITY #1.
Replace unhealthy junk food with healthy snacks that pack powerful nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and fiber that might keep your waistline trim.
Figuring out an alternative way to deal with emotional issues or stress, instead of eating, may help you lose weight and keep the weight off.
Eliminating these four reasons for weight gain may boost your metabolism leading you to a fit, firmer, and smaller YOU!