From thick to thin And the mis­takes within

Jamaica Gleaner - - HEALTH & FITNESS -

IN THE­ORY, weight loss seems sim­ple enough – eat­ing less and ex­er­cise. Right? No. Any­one who has tried slim­ming down knows that los­ing weight is tricky and needs 100 per cent fo­cus. It is easy for even the best-laid plans to run off course. With myr­iad rea­sons why di­ets fail, Flair de­cided to help you make sure yours doesn’t by high­light­ing some of the ma­jor pit­falls we face on the road to health. Some­times just be­ing aware of how your diet can fail is all you need to avoid that fate.

Ac­cord­ing to fit­ness enthusiast and per­sonal trainer at Ex­press Fit­ness, Tri­cia Free­man, many peo­ple set out di­et­ing with the best of in­ten­tions, un­til they hit the dreaded weight-loss plateau or en­counter some other prob­lems.

“In my ex­pe­ri­ence over the years, I’ve seen peo­ple make a lot of mis­takes on their weight-loss jour­ney, but there are some pit­falls that are very com­mon and should be avoided,” Free­man noted.

Here are 10 ma­jor pit­falls of weight loss Free­man has shared with us.

Hunger woes

There are no two ways about it – di­et­ing sucks. Run­ning a daily calo­rie deficit in or­der to lose weight isn’t fun. Feel­ing hun­gry and deny­ing your­self food is never en­joy­able. One ap­proach worth look­ing into is meal prep­ping. Plan your meals and be cre­ative with your recipes.

Giving up too quickly

Any­thing worth hav­ing is worth work­ing for. This ap­plies to your ideal weight goal. The trou­ble many face is giving up too quickly when they are met with re­sis­tance. Ac­cept that fall­ing off the wagon over the week­end is part of the process. Keep push­ing for­ward to achieve your goal.

Weight gain

Most per­sons gain a few pounds and slack off or com­pletely give up. Ac­cord­ing to Free­man, though it may come as a sur­prise to most, once you start di­et­ing, you might ex­pe­ri­ence a sud­den weight gain as well. This hap­pens be­cause the

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