Weight Loss Excuses & How to Deal with ThemThe facts about dieting are discouraging. And the downside of that is, without really knowing it, you start making excuses for not losing weight to avoid the discouragement. But, as soon as you realize that your reasons for not losing weight really are just excuses, you will also realize that you really can reduce your weight, make your cellulite less noticeable and maintain both for the long term. Here are some of the most common excuses for not losing weight and suggestions for how to deal with them.
1. I don’t have timeThis one seems so true. With the demands of work, family, friends, and just plain life, who has the time to go to a gym or make healthy meals? Among the many myths of weight loss, one that causes the most excuses to pop up is that you need to go flat out towards your weight loss goal. In fact, you don’t need to completely change your eating habits overnight, get expensive club memberships, buy embarrassing exercise outfits and workout five times a week. Who really does have the time for all that? If you begin your weight loss journey with a single step instead of a giant leap, you’ll have a better chance of success and it’ll probably take much less time than you think. Here’s the first step you should take if time really is an issue: do only those things that will help you lose weight using little or no time. Try some of the following:
- Stop drinking sugary drinks and their diet substitutes – One can of Coke has 10 teaspoons of sugar. The same size of vegetable juice has just 2.5 teaspoons. And putting lemon slices into a glass of sparkling water delivers almost no sugar. One simple action that takes no time at all and you drastically cut down your sugar intake. And diet sodas can fool your body into thinking it got the energy hit it was craving, which can make you eat even more.
- Wear shapewear - Anti-cellulite shapewear is proven to reduce the appearance of cellulite. And all you have to do is wear them instead of something else – in other words, you get all the benefits without using any more time.
- Eat healthy snacks – Bad snacking causes more weight and health damage than you think. In addition to being enemies of your weight, processed snacks like chips are loaded with salt, which can upset the fluid levels in your body, potentially leading to water retention.If you snack on whole foods instead, including nuts, vegetables and fruit, you will not only eliminate the extra calories and salt of processed snacks, but you’ll get the more fibre and the nutrition your body needs to stay strong and healthy while you shed the pounds.Again, healthy snacking will help you lose weight without any adding any extra time to your busy schedule.