Weight Loss Tips
Why You Might Be Losing the Battle of the
By Monica Ciociola
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Who do you blame when your
best-laid diet plans go awry? There are obvious culprits like the
36-billion-dollar-a-year food industry that pushes us to eat more, eat on the
go, and try all sorts of pseudofoods probably unrecognizable to our
grandparents. Then there are the more elusive saboteurs. Here are 5 ways to
spot the signs of diet sabotage and avoid them!
- You think that working out every day entitles
you to eat as much as you want. Sorry but it doesn't work like that.
In your haste to pop in the Turbo Jam® DVDs, you may have missed
the Turbo Jam fitness and nutrition guide. Now would be a good time to crack
open the book to the "Diet" section. You'll be happy to learn that eating it up
"Turbo Style" doesn't mean giving up the foods you love.
- You dropped 10 pounds in your first week and
can't wait for your next Fatburger. While it's great to reward
yourself for a job well done, if your ultimate goal is to lose weight, a place
like "Fatburger" probably isn't the best choice. Instead, how about heading to
the spa for a day of beauty or indulging in one of these not-so-naughty,
- You hit your goal weight and now you're feeling a
little cocky. If you start to rest on your laurels and go back to your
pre-Beachbody eating habits of pizza, fries, and soda, the pounds are bound to
come right back. To really lose the weight for good, you'll need to change your
eating habits and embrace a healthier lifestyle.
- You're ready for dessert, while the rest
of the table is still working on their appetizers. All those nights of
eating in front of the TV make it hard to remember that food should be eaten
slowly and with pleasure. Inhaling your food doesn't give your stomach enough
time to send the message to your brain that it's about to explode. So if you're
a fast eater, try to slow it down by eating with other people and taking a
break for air, water, or conversation after each bite.
- Dinner preparation consists of dialing your
local Chinese restaurant. Having lived in NYC for eight years with a
kitchen the size of my mouse pad and every type of cuisine just a speed dial
away, I picked up some pretty bad habits. The trouble with restaurants is their
entrees could feed a family of five (but start to seem normal) and they sneak
in extra oils, sauces, and dressings. Learn to prepare your own food in a way
that's convenient for you, like washing all your lettuce, veggies, herbs, fish,
and poultry on Sunday for the week ahead. You can also make vats of soup,
pasta, and brown rice that you'll be able to microwave throughout the week.