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Avoid Mini Diet Pitfalls
You’re doing every right. You have been exercising regularly and making healthy food choices. You have even started saying “no” to the office candy dish. But you just can't seem to lose weight.
Wait a second—aren’t you doing everything right? Well, it turns out you may be making a few mistakes along the way. Here are three little things that are getting in the way of you and a new jeans size. Change em’ and you’ll see results in no time!
* You grocery shop on the fly. If you are hungry before you hit the aisles, you are bound to buy things that are going to wreck your diet. Fix it by sticking to the store’s perimeter when you need to hit the store for a few things. You’ll skip the Oreo’s and get broccoli instead.
* You work late. More hours might get you a fatter paycheck, but it can also, well, make you fat, but it can also, well, make you fat. Because stress and fatigue may derail workaholics diet efforts learn to take breaks. Experts say a bit of activity during your usually sleep point of the day can lift your mood and burn extra calories.
*You celebrate workouts with M&M’s. It might feel like a tough workout deserves a hefty dinner, but a splurge will only void all of your hard-earned results. Change your ways by putting a healthy snack in your gym bag. That way, when you get home, you won’t reach for the first colored candy that catches your eye.
We’d like to hear from you: What are your stay-on-track tricks? [MSNBC]