2. You’re Afraid of Weights!
Muscle means calorie burn. The more muscle you have the more calories you burn as muscle tissues consume calories whether you are sleeping or awake. This also happens at a much more rigorous rate than fat. Don’t be afraid of lifting weights. You will not get huge, you will only build and maintain muscle that will aide in calorie burn.
3. You’re Lying to Yourself!
That morning jog was a morning walk and it wasn’t five miles, it was 2.5. Are you really going to enter 45 minutes of cardio into your Smartphone fitness app? I am sure you know you spent 25 minutes sitting and texting and the other 20 barely peddling. You can lie to yourself and to the app but the scale, measuring tape, and skin fold caliper will expose your lies.
4. Your ancestors!
We are predisposed to our ancestors’ faults however it doesn’t mean you are doomed. Maybe you have to work a bit harder but everyone is capable of being healthy. Do not let a few hurdles get in your way.
5. Your Diet Pills Don’t Work!
The diet pill that says, “Eat what you want, just take this,” is lying to you. There is no magic pill. Even if they did aide in weight loss, without changing your lifestyle, you will gain all the weight back.
6. You’re Not Eating Enough!
Is that possible? Yes, there are two problems with not eating enough: (1) Your body goes into panic mode and starts storing more fat. When your body thinks it won’t get enough energy, it decides to store all the energy it does acquire. (2) You are more likely to crash, burn, and fall back into bad habits. Don’t set yourself up for failure with a long list of foods you can’t eat. Don’t try to quit everything cold turkey. It rarely works. Have a cheat day or a cheat meal here and there.