Dieting and Weight Loss in something akin to rowing. You set a goal (weight, to which you want to lose weight), and is rapidly moving to the target using the correctly chosen fuel (diet and fitness) and after a long grueling rowing find yourself on the island paradise (in a bikini!). However, even the tiniest hole in your boat might undo all the efforts, and you come to the finish line a winner. So we offer 10 obstacles that lie in wait for your boat on the way to success, and ways to circumvent or eliminate. Determine what prevents you from achieving success and use these tips to get closer to the ideal figure. Then, choose a bikini - the beaches of the world at your feet!
Next to your house is a grocery store
Some things just do not mix. For example, your boss and execution of karaoke. Similarly, do not combine a supermarket and an empty stomach. Buy products on an empty stomach - not the most sensible solution if you are trying to lose weight, because in this case, you will almost certainly fill the truck is not in fruits and vegetables, and all sorts of harmful, but very tasty products, such as semi-finished products or fast food.
Solution: Down with the line at the cash register - you will gain a virtual reality. According to several studies, online stores typically do not buy fat and high-calorie foods - is worth so for them to fuss, choose the checkout process when you can go out and ... While online shopping is easier to adhere to the established list of authorized products - not distracting smell or bright packaging. If online shopping is not available to you, try not to go far from the cashier to avoid impulse purchases.
You work late
Of course, overtime work is well paid, but a couple of extra hours in the office, can completely wipe out all of your efforts to lose weight. For example, women who work more than 40 hours a week are more prone to overeating and fullness than their counterparts, providing on the job for a few hours ahead. Stress and fatigue - not the best allies in the fight against excess weight, because after a hard day, you hardly want to dine celery stalks and go to the gym.
Solution: Remove the tension during the working day can help short breaks. Observe your behavior and determine when you feel lack of energy and ready to go to the buffet. Anticipating this desire, go do something interesting and distracting, for example, play a computer game or chat with colleagues. During these sessions the body secretes endorphins - "happiness hormones" - to help cope with stress
How to beat stress? Create an oasis
. You can also put on the headphones, download from the Internet a couple of new songs favorite band or watch missed TV show evening. Especially effective break with a warm-up not only the mind but also the body; get up from the table, walk around, do some sit-ups or work out with weights, hidden under the desk.
End each workout you celebrate in a cafe
After an hour of intensive training in the gym you usually (a) be supported by fresh apple, (b) you are without food and feel just fine, or (c) reward yourself for your efforts or chocolate feast in the nearest cafe? You chose option (c)? Well, you're not alone. After intense exercise women tend to consume 120 calories more than after lightweight training standard, which was spent the same amount of calories. Subsequent gluttony they justify the fact that I had to give everything thoroughly during training.
Solution: The advance reserves of light healthy snacks to eat after a workout and not get hung up on food. For example, you can mix ¼ cup dried cranberries
Cranberries for health and beauty
and 2 tablespoons peeled sunflower seeds and place the cooked snack food in a small container or plastic bag. This mix provides the body with the necessary amount of protein and carbohydrates, perfectly satisfies hunger, and cranberry also contains antioxidants that help reduce inflammation of the joints and muscles after a workout.
You never count calories
You can expect plenty and adjust the size of servings, but one extra movement of the jaw - and you have added several hundred unaccounted calories.
Solution: if the diet has been playing poker, a detailed record of everything eaten per day would be your secret trump card. Unfortunately, few women have the patience (or time) to record each piece eaten. If you do not belong to their number, it is enough to remember what you ate last time - it really helps to keep from overeating. Thus, in the process of conducting a study of feeding behavior of women were asked to record what they ate for breakfast. After that night, they ate fewer sweets than women who were not asked to recall their breakfast menu. Memories of the eaten foods reduces hunger,
You - a fan of the Internet and e-mail
How many calories you burn when you write an e-mail to a colleague at work? Five. How many calories you burn when coming to a colleague, and communicate live? Eleven. Multiply this number by the number of repetitions of such a situation for a week (about a thousand) - and see how high technology prevent you lose weight!
Decision: The motion is sure to turn your work schedule does not need to limit physical activity gym! Get up when talking on the phone and personally delivered at least five posts per day. So you can burn at least 100 calories a day
How many calories a day you need to lose weight - everyone has their own rate
. In the month thus "accumulates" almost two kilograms!
Your training has become a routine
When the body gets used to perform the same exercises every day, it is better to cope with the task. The result? Every movement requires less physical effort, ie, you burn fewer calories.
Solution: Do not be afraid to leave their "comfort zone." To start punctuated cardio training power exercises (eg hour cycling can be interrupted by a five-minute charge). So you burn 36% more fat than when performing standard exercises in a monotone mode. Try to vary the exercises and rotate different types of exercises - it will improve the result of the training. If you are a powerlifter, alternate it with kick boxing; if you prefer jogging, try to lift weights. Another option - to join a sports team. Implementation of the new exercise requires a lot of effort, in addition, in the process of comprehensive training different muscle groups involved.
Do you prefer comfortable clothes
Let's not talk about what this shapeless clothes make the figure and it is absurd from the point of view of fashion, all kinds of loose blouses and dresses with no hint of pre-cut as you let go of the sin of gluttony - and you will not notice how gained a few kilos.
Solution: a great way to keep in touch with reality and follow the figure - every week to try your favorite pair of jeans. It is also desirable weekend wear anything tight enough - as you know, during the weekend we are trying to catch up and "otest" for the whole week. Lose one size immediately distribute or dispose of their old clothes to the road back was not.
You try dishes during cooking
Instead of trying to fatty and fried, better prepare easy and nutritious meal and refrain from tasting. A piece of it, a breath here - and you're fed up, although not even set the table.
Solution: To do something to take your mouth, make a big bowl of chopped vegetables or fruit, or chew gum - a taste of mint
Mint and its useful properties: aromatic freshness
discourage the desire to savor lamb stew. You can also invite a friend or member of the wine family. Ready for yourself? Then turn on the iPod and loudly sing along!
Your kitchen resembles a gastronomic department store
If your refrigerator you can find everything - from foie gras and caviar to pizza with mozzarella, you need a remarkable endurance to resist the temptation to try it all. By the way, people who are able to consume various snack, add more calories than people who have limited range of snacks. The reason is very simple: the same products quickly bored, respectively, at least there is a desire to snack. In short, the large and varied selection, the stronger and sharper appetite.
Solution: Choose one delicacy, which can not refuse - chocolate, ice cream, favorite cheese or pizza - and every day, eat a small amount. This will help to resist the temptation to try other goodies. Do not buy other goodies for as long until completely exhausted its reserves (but not to do it on purpose, at a time!). If you dine out or dine in a restaurant, give up snacks, forget about the menu and order the signature dish; so your choices will narrow considerably, and the ingredients are fresher.
You lose weight alone
Of course, tempting to lose weight secretly (and to anticipate the reaction of admiring colleagues, when you appear to work in the new slinky dress), but "disclosure diet" significantly improves your chances of success. Research has shown that with the support of relatives and friends people lose 6% more weight than those who lose weight alone.
Solution: Tell family and colleagues at work, that now go on a healthy diet. They will be able to support you in difficult times, serve as an example to follow, or at least be less lean on the food in front of you. In addition, they will look after you. Very soon you will forever part with the excess weight!
- the psychology of weight loss