3 Reasons Why Your Diet Isn’t Working by Coach Jason Drivas – Shapehouse
Do you eat healthy, but still can’t lose weight? Have a hard time getting rid of belly fat? If so, it’s time to change your approach to dieting. Healthy eating means different things for different people. You could be making some mistakes without even realizing it. Here are three possible reasons you’re having trouble dropping weight:
You’re Eating the Wrong Carbs
Not all carbs are created equal. Regardless of your fitness goals, avoid sugary snacks like cake, chocolate, and ice cream. These foods cause blood sugar spikes followed by crashes. Sports drinks contain simple carbs and empty calories, so it’s better to avoid them. Your daily carbs should come from whole foods, such as leafy greens, oats, brown rice, sweet potatoes, and legumes.
You’re Skipping Breakfast
Thousands of studies have linked eating breakfast to weight loss, decreased cholesterol, and improved mental focus. People who skip this meal tend to overeat later in the day. If you don’t eat breakfast, you may experience fatigue, low energy, loss of strength, and mood swings. This can increase the chances of binge eating and make dieting harder than it already is. If you’re not hungry in the morning, have a protein bar or a shake.
You Don’t Exercise
Dieting alone isn’t enough for losing stubborn fat. If you’re severely overweight, you may lose a few pounds without working out, but you’ll eventually hit a plateau. Your body will adapt to a low caloric intake and use less energy throughout the day. On top of that, you’ll lose muscle and slow down your metabolism. For this reason, exercise and diet are equally important.
If you want your diet to work, you need to stay active and work out regularly. Look for fitness clothing online and then come up with an exercise plan that includes HIIT or functional training, weight training, boxing and other activities that burn calories. For best results, work out three to five times a week and stick to a low carb, high protein diet.
It all starts in the kitchen – @coachjasondrivas