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My weight loss clients often come to me with many misconceptions about weight loss. They've heard a lot of these through friends and, of course, the media. Today, I want to address three of these misconceptions so that you can successfully shed that excess body fat.
Misconception #1: Taking Some Days Off
If you think working out every single day will get you closer to your goal, think again. Many people overtrain and end up getting hurt! Don't want to take a day off? Consider incorporating active recovery days into your week instead.
You can still stay active without overtraining. Some things you can do on your days off include activities like walking, swimming, dancing, or even just stretching and foam rolling.
I often advise my weight loss clients to do some core work on their days off. It's usually not too intense, but it helps them become stronger, burn fat, and stay on track with their program.
Misconception #2: Ditch the Diet
The word 'diet' should be thrown out the window. How about we focus on eating right? Easier said than done, believe me, I know. Here's how you can adopt a sustainable approach to eating that even allows room for spaghetti and bread.
The truth is, even when you're trying to lose fat, you still need to eat carbs, protein, and fats. The key is finding the right balance for you and staying within a calorie deficit.
Keep in mind that when you work out, your body will need more nutrients to repair itself. Too many people decide they'll only eat 1200 calories a day, eliminate carbs and fats, and rely on protein bars to lose weight. This is not the way to lose fat and keep it off for good.
Misconception #3: The Power of a Balanced Breakfast
Here are some tips to get some food in your belly in the morning that will help you feel full longer and lose weight. Many of us don't have time in the morning to eat breakfast, so we either skip it or grab the first thing we see. Some people can get away with eating just once a day and see weight loss results, but for most of us, it's about having 4 to 6 meals a day for long-term weight loss results.
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