In this video I’m sharing 2 major mistakes that prevent most people over 40 from achieving sustainable fat loss.
Mistake #1. Not Consuming Enough Water
It has been said that 75 percent of the population is chronically dehydrated. Are you one of the 75%?
When was the last time that you actually drank 8 glasses of water in a day?
Dehydration occurs when more fluid leaves your body than is actually taken in. Symptoms include: fatigue, irritability, headaches, nausea, rapid heart rate, and, hunger.
Dehydration also slows down your metabolism, which prevents fat loss.
Don’t wait until you’re thirsty or you’re experiencing dry mouth to drink water. By then you’ve already hit the point of dehydration.
Its best to constantly rehydrate yourself throughout the day to avoid dehydration. The easiest way is to incorporate water into your daily routine.
Have a water bottle at your desk and train yourself to sip on it often, and get into the habit of drinking a full glass of water with each meal and snack.
Another thing to keep in mind is that thirst and hunger trigger a similar effect in the brain. At times when you think you're hungry, you may just need to drink a glass of water instead of consuming those extra calories.
Mistake # 2. You Eat Out Too Often
Studies have found that most people dine out, one out of every 4 meals and snacks. That’s an average of one time each day.
Restaurant food is designed to do one thing: to taste good. In order to increase your eating pleasure, each item is loaded with fat, salt and/or sugar. Which is why we all eat way more than our bodies actually need when we eat out.
Even when you order ‘healthy’ items, you’re still taking in more calories and fat grams than you would when you prepare your own meals at home.
Imagine the last salad you ordered out. It most likely came with a creamy dressing (and probably way too much of it), croutons, cheese and some bread and butter on the side, right?
That would be a completely different salad when you make it yourself.
The main reason people eat out is for convenience, but with a little organization you’ll find that preparing your own meals takes less time than you think it would.
Sit down and plan out your meals for the week over the weekend. Then go grocery shopping to stock up on everything you’ll need for those meals.
Pack your lunch and snacks each night before bed, then grab it on your way out the door in the morning.
And when you prepare dinner at home, make enough for at least the next day as well. By doing this you’ll benefit with fat loss as well as saving some time and money.