By Get-Fit Guy
#1. Stuck In A Rut: Our bodies eventually adapt to the demands we place upon them (this principle is called SAID, which stands for Specific Adaptations to Imposed Demands). If you’re doing the same routine month after month, your body has become very efficient at that routine, and is no longer burning many calories or getting a fitness response. To counteract this, change up your routine each week and introduce new exercises and workouts at least once a month.
#2. Too Many Calories: It is simply not true that you need to frequently snack or consistently fuel your body in order to keep your metabolism elevated. This strategy usually causes more weight gain and excessive calorie consumption as compared to eating 2 or 3 square meals a day, plus a pre or post-workout snack.
#3. Not Enough Calories: The body needs a specific number of carbohydrates, proteins and fats in order to sustain metabolism, produce hormones, maintain the immune system, and allow you to have productive and enjoyable workouts. If you’re engaging in severe calorie restriction, you’re not functioning optimally.
Don't be afraid of weights! (ericmcgreggor/Flickr)
#4. Not Lifting Weights: Lifting weights actually helps you lose weight. Not only does strength training replace fat with lean muscle and boost your metabolism, it also releases hormones that enhance fat loss. Plus, it increases your ability to eat fewer calories without doing damage to the body, since your body can rely on storage proteins from muscle rather than other vital organs.
#5. Avoiding HIIT: High Intensity Interval Training involves intense bouts of cardiovascular exercise followed by easy rest periods. Compared to long, slow cardio sessions, HIIT burns far more calories and significantly elevates fat burning. HIIT allows you to hop on a treadmill and be done in 15-20 minutes. To get the same results with less intense will cost you an hour or more!
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