5 Quarantine Habits That May Be Sabotaging Your Weight Loss
Gyms are closed…again:( So many of you have taken advantage of my Virtual Fitness and Nutrition Training! It’s great to see so many folks staying active and keeping motivated. This is the perfect time to finally lose those extra pounds you’ve been holding on too. That being said, did you know there are a few habits I’ve noticed that might be holding you back from reaching your goals?
- Skipping Breakfast
You know what they say: “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” It’s for good reason – what you eat in the morning will set the tone for the rest of the day. What does that mean? Well, if you eat a well-balanced breakfast with plenty of protein, complex carbs and fiber, you will remain feeling satisfied longer than if you just had coffee and a donut. You will also be more likely to make better choices for your meals later on in the day.
- Ignoring Stress Levels
This time is stressful for ALL of us! Stress does NOT help in a weight loss journey as it can cause our bodies to hold onto fat. Therefore, it’s super important to make sure you realize when you’re stressed and do something fun to reduce your stress level. Great ways to relive stress can include, exercising, cooking, watching your favorite show, playing with pets and meditation.
- Not Eating Enough
With so many of us at home for long days, it might feel like you can eat less and not feel hungry. It’s very important to make sure you’re getting enough protein to help your muscles grow and enough carbs and fat for energy. I am not a fan of cutting out entire food groups (carbs!) either. Balanced meals are what you want to strive for. Not eating balanced meals can also lead to my next point: overeating.
- Overindulging then “Giving Up”
Have you found yourself two seasons deep into a Netflix show and somehow you ate a whole large pizza yourself? You had been doing so well on your fitness and nutrition plan and then THIS happens. Afterwards, you might feel guilty, lose steam and might even give up. It’s okay to have mindful indulgences while balancing them out with something healthy.
- Setting Unrealistic Goals
Make sure that your goals are attainable. Setting mini goals in between larger ones can help keep you motivated and on the right track. With my Virtual Fitness and Nutrition Training program, you have direct access to me so I am able to customize your program to help you achieve your goals.