5 Things Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Goals
There are ways in which you might be sabotaging your fitness goals if you’re exercising but not losing weight.
We’re giving you 5 tips as to what might be holding you back from that hot bod you’ve been working so hard to hone to perfection.
You're stressing yourself out.
Stress can increase cortisol levels and cause your body to hold onto weight or even gain it. Take some time to unwind and relax.
You're skimping on recovery.
Next time you finish your fitness routine, take some time to tend to those muscles you just used. They need a little “me-time,” too. We are big proponents of post-workout foam rolling, stretching, and regular massages.
You're drinking your calories.
Mind you, there’s no harm in ordering your favorite designer drinks once in a while, but beware: coffees, teas, juices, smoothies can all be loaded with added sugars you don’t even realize.
You're not drinking enough water
You're gaining muscle.
This weight gain typically happens at the beginning of your exercise journey while your body is still changing and adapting to your new routine.
Even though your body is moving in the right direction, the scale may not be (which isn’t necessarily terrible). But keep at it, we promise the weight loss will happen.