Are You Sabotaging Your Fat Loss Workouts?
struggling with your fat loss program and just don't know why? Maybe you're sabotaging your weight
loss. Read on to discover whether or not you are falling prey to sabotage in your weight loss
by Ed Scow, NSCA-CPT (aka The Fit Dad) - Fitness and Nutrition Expert to the true
superheroes - busy Moms and Dads! and Author of Fat Loss To Go
I've been told by some of
my friends and clients that they just can't lose
They try and try, but nothing happens.
They exercise. They eat "right". They do all the right things.
Does that sound familiar?
However, when I dig down deeper and ask some questions I find out
that they're all doing one thing wrong. It comes in different forms, but it's all the same mistake.
They think that
if they have a really good fat loss
workout, they can "reward" themselves with an
unhealthy snack or meal.
Or, if they have had a really hard day/week, they give
in to some temptation or comfort food.
It's just this one time, right?
Many people think that just
because they exercise and do fat loss workouts that they can eat more unhealthy foods and not have any
consequences. After all, exercise burns calories and so
if you eat extra calories they won't matter in the grand scheme of things, right?
Have you ever had that
Or have you told yourself that if you stay diligent and focused
all week that you can let it all hang out on the weekends, because you deserve it after all your hard
Or maybe you're the emotional eater who stays disciplined 80% of
the time, but there are those days that make you want to pull your hair out (or someone else's) and you cope
by drinking alcohol or eating ice cream or cheeseburgers.
Those are all hidden mistakes that will wreak havoc on your fat
Never lose sight
of the fact that you're trying to LOSE FAT and, if that's what you're after, you have
to keep an eye on everything that goes in your mouth (or doesn't go in your mouth).
You can't justify eating whatever you want just because you're
active. That may be fine for the 20 year old
collegiate athlete, but not the 40 year old, mostly sedentary, except for the 30-45 minutes of exercise 3-4
days per week man or woman.
Nor can you give in whenever your kids, husband, wife, job,
neighbors, or whatever the trigger is, drives you a little crazy.
Don't get me
wrong. I'm all for rewarding yourself once and a
while. I adhere to the 90/10 rule, where I stay
disciplined 90% of the time and 10% I can "loosen the tie" so to speak and have unhealthy foods or a little
alcohol. That's what I preach in
my Fat Loss To Go program and what I preach to my clients.
Sometimes this mistake is known and sometimes it's "hidden", but I
want you to really look at your eating habits and ask yourself if this mistake fits you.
Do you justify eating those junky treats because you deserve it
after that awesome workout?
Do you reach for the "Chunky Monkey" ice cream after a hard day's
Do you justify eating and drinking whatever you want on the
weekend because you stayed disciplined all week?
If you answered yes to any of those, or can answer yes to a
similar question, you need to understand that you MUST change those habits if you truly want to lose
fat. Swap the bad habits for good ones and I promise the fat will fall off.
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The preceding article was written by Ed Scow, aka "The Fit Dad". To learn more about Ed's story, click here.
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