6 things to give up your gut

 

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Happy, happy Monday!

I read an article today from Men’s Fitness about 6 ways to lose your gut. Since that is always my trouble spot and always has been I was inclined to read it.

 

Here is what the article said you have to give up.

 

1. Drinking diet soda – Diet soda drinkers take in more calories than non diet soda drinkers. I don’t buy it at home anymore but I do drink it when I go out which is often on the weekends. So although I have cut back I am still drinking more of it than I should.

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2. Eating out too often – It’s hard to eat healthy when eating out. I don’t know about you but if I feel like I am paying for it I want to totally splurge and not get something I don’t really want. Plus, lunch items usually come with chips, fries or cole slaw – none of which is healthy for you. I know the weekends kill my good eating habits during the week.

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3. Lazy weekends – Sleeping in late and eating your first meal at noon will prompt you to consume more calories than if you got up early. I know this throws me off if my eating schedule is thrown for the day.

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4. Fighting Stress with Sugar – Many people go to the vending machine at work to grab a candy bar in the afternoon. They want a treat, no they feel they deserve a treat and go for the M&M’s. Instead reach for a snack with protein and carbs.

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5. Sticking to Steady State Cardio– Many people will hop on a treadmill for 30 -45 minutes and never change the setting. Doing steady cardio will not help you lose weight. You need to incorporate HIIT ( High Intensity Interval Training) for maximum weight loss.

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6. Smokers– This study says smokers have a higher waist circumference due to more abdominal fat and less muscle. I know when I smoked I didn’t do a lick of exercise so that makes sense to me.

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I didn’t do as badly as I thought on this survey but I can clearly see that eating out and lazy weekends hurt me. I do drink more diet soda than  I should but I am not sure how much of an effect that is having. I should cut it out and see if anything changes.

 

Read the whole article here. http://healthyliving.msn.com/weight-loss/6-things-to-give-up-to-get-rid-of-your-gut?ocid=Outbrain=obinsite#1

 

I do feel like I am gaining some weight back again. I am not sure if I am but I know I have to watch what I eat. I have loosened the reigns and I have to stop doing that as often. Cheeseburgers and Onion Rings are creeping back into my diet more often and I have worked so hard to lose inches that I don’t want to blow it.

 

Question of the Day: What is your biggest challenge?

 

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One Response to 6 things to give up your gut

  1. Kent says:

    What do you mean cole slaw is bad.. I love cole slaw… Come on…!!!

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