Why Can’t I Lose Fat? Part 2 of 2

If you feel you’re doing all the right things but the scale still isn’t moving you may be derailing your progress in ways  you haven’t thought of.  In Monday’s blog post I gave you six possibilities, today I’ll give you a five more.

You don’t do HIIT: high intensity interval training. This form of cardio blasts fat, and when combined with weights (like we do at Punch Gym) you’ll melt the fat off your body.  If you can read a magazine or watch TV during your workout – don’t expect to see results any time soon.

You confuse “activity” with fitness. It’s amazing how many people don’t think they need to work out because they’re “active”.  Then they wonder why they can’t lose weight.  Taking care of two preschoolers or pulling weeds does not replace a structured fitness program.

Inconsistent exercise habits. Starting and stopping is not good for your car and is not good for your body.   If you’re constantly missing workouts then don’t expect to see results. Even if you’re doing everything right in the gym, consistency is still very important.

Poor sleeping habits. Research shows that under six hours of sleep and over nine are strongly linked to excess body fat.  More importantly you need restful sleep.  Your body had to get into deep “REM” sleep for recovery.  This is one of the reasons why new moms sometimes have a hard time with fat loss because they never get a restful sleep.

Too much daytime “napping”.  Which could also be in the form of sitting at a desk all day.  A general lack of movement means a slowed metabolism to accommodate it.  Get up every so often and just walk around to keep your metabolism revved.

Before you blame your “bad genes,” take a good, hard look at your lifestyle habits to find out what changes you can make to promote fat loss.

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