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Top 5 Reasons You’re Sabotaging Workout Results with Your Diet

We all strive to be the best form of ourselves daily. Whether that is exercising regularly, sticking to a healthy diet, or having a positive attitude every day. The fact is, doing is way harder then we imagine in our heads. Seldomly, people are successful in obtaining a constant success in all areas they wish to improve. We may be better in having a positive attitude than sticking to our healthy diet and vice versa. One of the biggest problems when one decides to go on a healthy diet is short- and long-term consistency. We either cheat too much during the diet or reach our goals only to fall back into the same homeostasis we were trying to pull ourselves out of. Here are the most common ways someone sabotages their hard work with their diet.

 1. Weekends Are Time to Party

Weekends are time to party but going overboard is where most of us sabotage our hard work during the week. I know the feeling. Right when five o’clock comes around on Friday you are out the door and thinking about the weekend. Weekends are a good time to decompress from a hard work week but sabotaging all that hard work with excessive drinking and eating only keeps you going in circles. If you must have a drink, try and go with a clear liquor that doesn’t pack a ton of calories and sugar. Light beers are dangerous because even though the advertise low calorie amounts, they are packed with carbs. Having a cheat meal once a week is encouraged to keep your mental health during a diet, but homeostasis will always try to jump in and convince you to eat that extra cookie. Relax on the weekends but be mindful.

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2. You Don’t Eat During the Day, but Gorge at Night

We all have busy schedules during the day and meal planning is one of the hardest things to overcome when starting a diet. A lot of people skip breakfast and even lunch only to go home and stuff themselves during dinner. This is one of the worst things you can do to your eating habits and to your body. Those who starve themselves during the day and stuff at night tend to overeat and thus stuff themselves with a surplus of calories, leading to weight gain. If you make this type of eating a habit it will be harder to switch to a normal eating schedule, thus making it harder to lose weight.

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3. If You Hit a Goal then, You Over Gift Yourself

If you look good on the outside it doesn’t matter what your feeding the inside, right? Wrong! Many of us are calorie counters and base their diets on calories. Many of us also hit our fitness goals and don’t care what type of food we eat if it’s low calorie. This is playing with fire. Is eating 1,000 calories of cotton candy the same as eating 1,000 calories of vegetables? Absolutely not! You need to be mindful of the types of calories you are eating and strive to supply your body with the correct nutrients on a day to day basis. If you don’t give your body the right amount of nutrients, you risk overeating in order to get those nutrients, which leads to weight gain.

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4. Meal Prep Failure

I touched on this a little earlier but deciding to start a new diet isn’t the hardest part of the initiative. Meal prep is a daunting task even the most experienced fitness professionals hate. If you go into your week not knowing what meals you bare going to eat, not only does it add more stress, you may fail to eat at all. Balancing work and fitness are already hard enough for some of us and throwing healthy meals into the mix only complicates the formula. Eating out is not a healthy option, so you must plan on making your meals at home or pay a pretty penny to make sure you are eating healthy meals. I suggest meal prepping on a Sunday for the following week and prepping all your meals in one day. That way you don’t need to worry about it during the week.

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5. Excuses

I touched on this a little earlier but deciding to start a new diet isn’t the hardest part of the initiative. Meal prep is a daunting task even the most experienced fitness professionals hate. If you go into your week not knowing what meals you bare going to eat, not only does it add more stress, you may fail to eat at all. Balancing work and fitness are already hard enough for some of us and throwing healthy meals into the mix only complicates the formula. Eating out is not a healthy option, so you must plan on making your meals at home or pay a pretty penny to make sure you are eating healthy meals. I suggest meal prepping on a Sunday for the following week and prepping all your meals in one day. That way you don’t need to worry about it during the week.

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If you are sabotaging your diet, practicing bad fitness habits, and making excuses for yourself, it is time to schedule your FREE consultation with the best personal trainers in San Diego. We will give you a medical grade body composition test, a 20min workout/evaluation with one of our certified personal trainers and develop a plan to help you reach your fitness goals.

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by Ray San Giovanni

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