It seems like you've tried every trick and diet in the book, but the scale doesn't move! Frustration is an understatement and giving up is just easier. Unfortunately, that's the process many women go through when it comes to weight loss.
Finding a quick fix isn't going to work ladies. It's time to get real and determine what's not working, so you can figure out what does work.
Hint: It's all about making healthier choices, with every single choice you that you make.
Let's talk about 4 Reasons Why You Can't Lose Weight on Your Own
#1 You Don't Follow Through
Many of us want to lose weight, but are guilty of not doing anything about it. You can veg out on the couch and be depressed about your weight, or you can do something about it. The choice is yours.
Reality is that no one is going to come and zap that weight away for you. AND you can't just drink a shake and take a pill and 'poof' the weight falls off and stays off.
It takes daily healthy choices and habits to succeed with your weight loss goals.
Permanent change will help you to lose weight on your own.
#2 You Don't Exercise
You must move, PERIOD, to lose weight on your own.
Exercise goes together with healthy eating and weight loss. Large calorie intake, certain carbs and sugars will turn into fat. When you exercise, you burn calories to keep the weight off. It's time to set a goal to get moving every single day.
Fact: Power-walking on your breaks at work (break it into 15-minute increments) is a great way to burn calories and build healthier bones and stronger muscles.
#3 You Make Bad Food Choices
Weight loss will or won't happen, depending on your food choices. That's right. Remember hearing "You are what you eat"? It's a fact. Choose whole foods rich in vitamins and minerals to keep app of your body systems running top-notch. Ditch the processed foods. Don't drink pop. Stop eating foods filled with sugar. Practice mindful eating to make healthier food choices to lose weight on your own.
Gather a list of clean eating food recipes. Make a list of ingredients and head off to the grocery store. Come home and prepare your meals for the week ahead. Preparing ahead of time makes certain that you will make good food choices. Strive for a balanced diet with variety. You'll see that cooking your own meals can be rewarding in so many ways.
#4 You Fall Back into Bad Habits
You pack breakfast items for work the night before. But failed to do it twice last week due to life's crazy busy stuff. You fall back into the bad habit of skipping breakfast.
You forgot to set your alarm for your AM workout. It was easier to stay in bed. You fell back into that bad habit.
You can't help sugar cravings. You have become addicted. You toss the Oreos and the ice cream and the Krispy Kremes into your grocery cart. You have fallen back into bad habits.
To Sum Things Up
We create patterns and routines that form our daily habits. When you change your daily habits to healthy habits, you become your own strong support system! Everything falls into place. Try it. You can lose weight on your own.
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Enjoy being Curly and Fit for Life,
Sabrina Tutt, Founder of Curly Girl Fitness
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