If you are not losing weight or seeing the results you want, you just may need to give your healthy eating a makeover. You've gone low fat, low carb and low calories but the scale is still not budging. So it is time to switch up your eating and exercise so that you can get real results. It is time to analyze your current eating and exercise patterns and make a change. Here are the reasons your healthy eating just may need a makeover starting today!
1. Too Much Low Fat
You choose the low fat crackers because they are labeled as healthy but after glimpsing the ingredients, you realize this may not be the best choice. If you are having trouble pronouncing the label, you may want to think twice about what you are eating. Healthy eating starts with reading the label and making the healthiest choice!
2. Not Enough Protein
After cutting the calories and the fat, you feel a lack of energy and your muscles take longer to recover. Are you skimping out on protein, a critical part of healthy eating? Make sure you have lean protein from beans, fish, eggs and chicken. This will help you to lose weight!
3. Packaged Food
If you are living your life eating all diet food (between TV dinners and snacks), you may not be making the best food choices. Just because it says “healthy” on the label, that does not make it healthy. Start understanding the daily recommended vitamins and minerals that your body needs for functionality. Lack of this could hinder your weight loss results. Start making your own meals and limit or eliminate processed foods, to avoid making this mistake.
4. Only 3 Meals
If you are only eating three meals a day, you may need to change up your routine. Having three meals a day can have you eating more at each sitting, rather than having smaller meals. This is harder on your body to digest and can slow down your metabolism. So break up your meals into six mini meals!
5. Not Enough Water
Feeling bloated today? If you are feeling swollen, you are probably retaining water weight. And the only way to get rid of this is to sweat it out or drink more water. So start carrying a bottle of water with you wherever you go, and make a toast to your health and weight loss!
6. Too Much Diet Soda
Studies show that the sweet taste in diet soda can leave you feeling hungry. This is due to the chemicals put in diet soda. Diet soda can also bloat you from the carbonation, so swap your diet soda for a glass of lemon water. Lemon is a natural diuretic so it is a win, win!
7. Not Enough Exercise
You are making healthier choices and eating better but your weight loss is stuck at a plateau. Are you finding time for fitness? Well make time, because adding in exercise will help you to lose weight and reshape your body. Along with your healthy eating, this can help you lose. Pick 3-5 days a week to exercise for 45 minutes to 1 hour. This will help you to get to your weight loss goal!
Do you make healthy eating choices? If not, why not? You only have one body, so treat it right. Get educated and on track to healthy eating so that you can live the life you deserve!