Everyday habits that are sabotaging your weight loss

A view from the silk cotton tree in Santa Mission (Photo by Mariah Lall)

You try again and again to lose a few unwanted pounds, but all to no avail.

Before you give up completely on your weight loss goals check if you’re guilty of the following habits that will sabotage any diet and exercise plan.

1) You’re convinced that going on a diet will help you lose weight

This sounds sort of paradoxical, it’s true. Diets are just temporary measures you take to lose some extra weight, but experts know that an abrupt cut in calorie intake slows down your metabolism because your body thinks you’re starving. Plus, weight loss from dieting usually returns in one to five years.

The only way to lose and keep off unwanted pounds is to change your lifestyle. Make it a habit to always have breakfast, move more and choose the right restaurants. These changes are not just quick fixes. You should follow these new rules for the rest of your life…..

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