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Three Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Weight-loss

by Michael Martinez about a year ago in weight loss
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Most people don’t realize this.

Three Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Weight-loss
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I wish losing weight was as easy as gaining it. It is not, of course, but there are three things we tend to do that make it harder to lose weight. I found that no matter how hard I worked out, and it seemed that I was not losing weight no matter what I did.

Once I stopped sabotaging my weight loss, I started seeing much better results! these three simple things are.

Who even gets enough sleep these days, right? Well, this is just as important as the workout you are doing! Your body heals when it is at rest. It flushes the body and restores its self. If you do not get enough quality sleep, your weight loss will be severely hindered. I do not mean sleep for 13 hours a day but get between 6-8 hours of quality sleep. That means you will need to make sure you cut out the tv at bedtime. I know you think you can't sleep without it, but that tv is stimulating the brain through the light and sound. It would be best if you had good sleep hygiene to get quality sleep.

Water is the drink of life! Hydrating is drinking water, not tea, coffee, soda, or mocha frappe smurf drinks. The best way to hydrate is pure water. It helps keep your energy levels up, flush toxins out of your body, and maximize your body's metabolic responses. It helps you deal with anxiety and sleep. Your calories should come from quality balanced meals, not from hydrating, so next time you reach for a drink, think about this..is this giving me empty calories? You know the saying, " A moment on the lips a lifetime on the hips" is it worth it?

Snacking (My weakness) If I am not getting enough sleep or water, I turn into a grazing piggy that roots around the farm, trying to sniff out his next snack. Saying things like I have been doing good, a treat is deserved is a big set back. The proper thing to do is grab that water and tell yourself I have been doing so good! is this cookie ore frape MoCA smurf drink worth all the work I have done? Is this worth all the work I will need to do to make up for this! It takes a 35 min walk at speeds of 3.5 miles per hour to burn a 150 calorie snack! that a lot of time for a few moments of pleasure.

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About the author

Michael Martinez

I am a 16 year Navy vet with multiple combat deployments. I have come to learn that I in fact do not know it all and know very little. My goal is to learn more, listen better, take the time to see things from multiple view points and share.

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