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Four Reasons Your Diet Isn’t Working

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We are coming up on 50 days since you made that New Year’s resolution to lose weight. How’s it going? Me neither but I while I haven’t lost as much as I want I HAVE found some of the reasons why! According the research by UPI, there are four reasons why diets fail.  Any of these sound like your circumstance?Underestimating the number of calories consumed. Write down everything you eat — including drinks and “bites” or “tastes” of food — to help increase self-awareness. Food eaten outside of the home tends to be much larger portion sizes and much higher in calories.

Overestimating activity and calories burned. Typically you need to cut 500 calories per day to lose 1 pound per week, which would require 60 minutes or more of vigorous activity every day. A more attainable goal would be to try to increase activity and get a total of 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise most days of the week.

Poor timing of meals. You need a steady stream of glucose throughout the day to maintain optimal energy and to prevent metabolism from slowing down. Try not to go longer than 5 hours without eating a healthy snack or meal to keep your metabolism steady.

Inadequate sleep. Studies show people who get fewer than 6 hours of sleep have higher levels of ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates appetite, particularly for high-carbohydrate/high-calorie foods.

Yikes! I am the poster boy for these problems…but at least now I/We know! Changes coming full speed ahead!

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