Weight Loss Mistakes To Avoid
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We get it, losing weight is not exactly easy...but sometimes WE can hold ourselves back by not getting our habits in check, by getting the right help or having a weight loss plan! Being intentional about your journey is KEY, but oftentimes we unintentionally make mistakes that can slow down our progress 🤦♀️
Does this sound like you? If you’ve been trying to lose weight but the scale won’t budge or your pants still feel a little tight, you may want to revisit your strategy right NOW! Are you ready? Let’s go over some of the most common weight loss mistakes to avoid ⬇️
NOT DRINKING ENOUGH WATER
You’ve probably heard that drinking LOADS of water throughout the day is crucial to the success of your Boombod program, but did you know 60% of the human body is made up of water? Most vital bodily functions require adequate hydration, though getting enough water into our system can be A CHALLENGE sometimes. So, what is the relationship between water and weight loss? It is widely known that water can help reduce overall liquid calorie intake, flush out toxins, improve bowel movements, optimize your workouts and MORE! The best part? It is completely calorie-free and goes well with any diet plan!
NOT EATING ENOUGH FIBER
If you eat lots of processed foods throughout the day and hardly any fruits and veggies, it is very likely that you’re not getting enough fiber. Unless otherwise indicated by your doctor, adults should aim to consume 25-30 grams of fiber every day for optimal health. If you’re trying to lose weight, it is even more important as it helps improve the body’s response to insulin, reduces the absorption of cholesterol into the bloodstream, promotes a healthy gut and keeps you satisfied so you don’t overeat. But how else can fiber help you lose weight? Each Boombod shot contains 1g of a super-fiber called Glucomannan which is clinically proven to aid in weight loss*. Find out how it works here.
NOT SLEEPING ENOUGH
If you’re reading this, watching that extra episode of your favorite show is not worth it when you’ve got weight loss goals to SMASH! Most people love sleeping in...but some have a hard time getting enough shut-eye at the end of the day due anxiety, insomnia or simply not having a bedtime routine to help them wind down. However, it’s very important to get enough sleep for optimal physical and mental health, especially when you’re trying to make the most out of your workout and meal plan. Not only is the regulation of important neurotransmitters that control hunger and the feeling of satiety affected when we lack sleep, but if you’re also lifting weights or staying active in general, your body NEEDS sleep in order to recover!
DRINKING YOUR CALORIES
What’s the absolute best thing to drink throughout your weight loss journey? You got it, WATER! Drinking a can of soda here or a sports drink there is OK as long as you don’t make a habit of it, but nothing beats water. Not only does it not hurt your weight loss, it helps it! If you like to drink something sweet throughout the day, a water enhancer or a fresh fruit infuser can make all the difference, try it!
NOT SNACKING MINDFULLY
Who doesn’t love snacking? Chips, cookies, cupcakes, candies and chocolate are some of the BEST things in life, but they’re also very SNEAKY and can hijack your calorie deficit! There’s nothing wrong with indulging every once in a while, but giving in to every craving can definitely hinder your weight loss. If you struggle with this, look into a tried and trusted weight management aid to help you banish cravings, such as Boombod shots. If you still feel like munching on something, instead of reaching for a bag of chips, how about grabbing a piece of fruit? It’s all about making better choices every chance you get!
NOT TRACKING WHAT YOU EAT
Everyone knows bananas are healthy, but if you’re not tracking how many bananas you’re eating in a day, how do you know you’re not eating too many? As they say, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. There’s loads of free apps out there to help you track what you’re eating which can help you make appropriate changes to your diet if needed and it can also help you figure out what works for you.
NOT HAVING A SOLID PLAN
Knowing where to start is the hardest part of losing weight, but you can set yourself up for success by having a good plan of attack from day 1! Do your research and know your limits. If you know you don’t have time to create meals to support your goals, invest in a simple meal plan and prep your meals in advance. If you know you get intense cravings in the afternoon, look into ways to keep them under control. Going blindly into a weight loss journey can work for some people, but most need structure, which can only be achieved by planning ahead and knowing yourself!
We can sabotage our weight loss efforts in many ways, but being mindful of our daily habits can make a HUGE difference. The best way to succeed is to make it a lifestyle! If you don’t know where to start, join hundreds of thousands of people and take the 7 Day Challenge with Buy One Get One FREE today and kickstart your weight loss journey 💕