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1) Not having follow up plan.
Trying to lose
2) Not having a well written or structured plan
I served in the military for 30 years, and one of the things I learned in the military was that you must have a well thought out plan to accomplish any mission. We also would say no plan survives initial contact. So be prepared to make modifications to your plan.
3) No variety.
4) Failing to understand that what goes into your body plays a key role.
Exercising is a good way to lose weight and lose fat, but you also have to watch what you eat and when you eat.
5) Not knowing your limits.
In order for any fast
6) And finally, focus on quality over quantity.
The “volume approach to fat loss” from the 1980’s (characterized by lots of cardio and lots of carbs) didn’t work. For good reason. Stick to high quality nutrition, and high-quality training.
7) Not eating right
Eat five or six meals a day. This spreads meals over the course of a day rather than just eating one or two large meals a day which is not good on the body.
8) Taking in too much sugar
Limit your consumption of sugar or processed foods. This includes soft drinks, frozen dinners, even “sports drinks” – Gatorade, vitamin water, all those types of drinks. You should also limit your intake of processed foods and deli meats.
9) Failing to eat fruits and vegetables
Eat more fruits and vegetables. This provides you lots of vitamins and minerals, they’re going to boost your health; they are not very calorie-dense, so you’re going to be able to eat a large volume of food without getting in many calories.
10) Not drinking enough water
Drink more water and cut out calorie-containing beverages. That sort of goes along with Pillar 2, with the sugar, but here we’re looking at beer, soda, those $5.00 lattes from places like Starbuck’s or your favorite coffee place.