5 Weight Loss Mistakes! Are You Making Them?

Shopping on an empty stomach!

How many times have we been guilty of this? Cookies look much better on an empty stomach! We tend to give in to our temptations when we are hungry. It is hard enough to stick to a grocery list when full. If you have to have a quick snack before you run in.. Do it! Give yourself that extra edge. If you need help setting up a healthy grocery list, contact us at www.3elementslifestyle.com

Not getting enough sleep!

Are your eyes sleepy? Are you irritated and just want to crawl back into bed? Not getting enough sleep will promote unhealthy habits! Including lack of control, poor decision-making and lots of cortisol production, which can lead to slower metabolism and even more stress. Who needs that? Make sure to get your 8 hours! That’s an order J

Skipping meals!

A big no no! I don’t have time for breakfast is not an acceptable excuse! Have a shake, have a snack, have something healthy.. Or else….. Blood sugar lowers, you get grumpy and reach for the closest thing at hand, which is not going to be a healthy choice! Because really, who eats healthy when they are grumpy? Stick to a schedule and plan ahead. Preparation will lead to positive outcomes!

Eating when upset or bored or emotional or..!

Are you actually hungry? Are you eating as a distraction? Are you eating because you’re bored? Ask yourself these questions before you begin. If you are unsure, drink a large glass of water and wait a few minutes or take a short walk. This can help cut those little hunger pangs and unnecessary calories you might have indulged on.

YoYo dieting!

We have all been there. Starve yourself on the next fad diet only to gain it all back again. Then you are miserable and feeling bad so you talk to your friend who talked to their friend who had a friend that tried a diet that worked. So you try it. And bam! It works.. Until it doesn’t.. Give yourself a treat here and there and don’t put the pressure of perfection on yourself. Stick to a healthy nutrient rich diet that YOU can stick with for EVER. If you need help setting up a healthy eating plan, contact us at www.3elementslifestyle.com today!

David Michael Gilbertson is the founder and president of 3 Elements Lifestyle, LLC., a Fitness and Weight Loss company that specializes in YOU!. With more than 15 years of experience owning, operating and managing clubs of all sizes, David lectures and delivers seminars and workshops on the practical skills required to successfully help you with your health and fitness goals. David also helps you build the teamwork, management and training necessary to open your own fitness center. Visit his Web site at: www.3elementslifestyle.com or email at daveg@3elementslifestyle.com or call 805.499.3030