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Common Mistakes we make, That are Holding us Back From Achiving Our Fitness Goals

Sometimes people do what seems to be everything correct and nothing happens and results are slow. Are you making these common pitfall mistakes with things, which will hold you back. You may be doing the basics well: 1) Eating protein with every meal 2) Ensuring you are hydrated and your urine is always clear 3) Vegetables every meal 4) Eliminate alcohol and calorific drinks 5) Remove all processed food 6) Eliminate sugar from the diet 7) Make sure you are eating adequate calories 8) Eat good omega 3 fats with each meal 9) You begin the diet with a 'low carb phase' to increase carb management 10) You lift weights and train in the anaerobic energy zone favouring big, multi joint movements. So if you are doing all of these and still aren't progressing. May be here is why: A few common pitfalls when trying to lose fat quickly include the following: Training too hard - a low-carb diet is not one that should be used when training at a very high intensity, especially if you’re doing it daily or multiple times a day. Keep workouts intense but short—less than an hour. Lack of sleep - lack of sleep is the enemy of fat loss because it compromises insulin sensitivity and increases our drive for foods that are highly pleasurable such as high-fat, refined carbs. Solve poor sleep before you start on a low-carb, super fat loss diet with these tips: - Get a bed time routine that works for you - Avoid use of your phone or computer 90 minutes before bed - Avoid caffeine after 1.00 pm - Consider taking a sleep stack (magnesium, serenity and a high dose of vitamin C work wonders for me) A bad gut - gut bacteria live on what you eat and certain foods spawn ”bad” bacteria, whereas others lead to beneficial anti-inflammatory bacteria in the gut. It just so happens that “bad” bacteria live off carbs, which increases the absorption of the carbs you eat, leading to an increase in body fat. Of course, this is not such a problem when you are eliminating carbs other than vegetables, but it reinforces the importance of fixing your gut fast. Solve a bad gut by eating tons of vegetables and probiotic foods (kim chi, sauerkraut, pickled foods).

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