Do you feel like your following everything right but the scales hardly shift? If you’re frustrated with losing weight and keeping it off, then check to see if your making these common errors.
1. Not eating enough protein
Eating enough protein is crucial in the quest to getting lean, especially if you’re training. Your body requires adequate amounts of protein to help your muscles recover and in turn- burn fat. Consuming protein in each meal also helps you feel fuller for longer. Get your protein from sources such as eggs, beans, fish and lean meats (chicken, lean beef, turkey etc.).
2. Skipping meals
Skipping breakfast and lunch then binging out at dinner time will make losing fat and leaning down very difficult. Try to spread your meals out during the day with sources of protein and veggies in each meal. Snack time reach for small but filling bites such as a handful of nuts or a fat free yogurt.
3. Too much cardio not enough strength training
Strength training, not cardio, is the key to fat loss and shaping. Sure cardio burns some calories, but you’re spending too much time doing it, your body will adapt, there’s risk of boredom which can lead to quitting exercise all together. Lifting weights builds muscle, which will burn more calories throughout the day.
4. “I eat healthy food”
Hate to break it, but eating nothing but healthy food, meaning veggies, fruit, nuts etc. while all good food choices pack a calorie hit, they need to be accounted for like anything else.
5. Ditch the diets
If you really want to transform your body, stay healthy and get lean, you need to ditch the low calorie, quick-fix diets. They wont work in the long term. Yes, you can lose weight initially when being highly restrictive of your calories drinking shakes, juices or starving altogether, but more often than not you will return to your old eating patterns and put any weight loss back on.
Have a great week,
Coach Paul & team Lean Body Training