It might seem impossible to go on a diet only to end up gaining weight instead of losing it. Unfortunately, this happens more than one would think. A big part of the problem is not realizing how quickly the calories can add up, with many people in the Triangle ending up eating a lot more calories than they planned on.
The dedicated personal trainers at Fit for Life 24 in Apex want members and potential members to know that while calories can add up quickly, they can be subtracted just as quickly by avoiding these three common mistakes:
- Skipping dessert: Usually when a person embarks on a healthy eating plan, sweets are the first thing to go. However, dessert can serve an important purpose. A small treat (like a small piece of dark chocolate or real-fruit sorbet) can signal the end of a meal. It lets the body and mind know that the eating is over.
- Drinking calories: Most people are aware that soda and calorie-laden coffee drinks aren’t the best choices. Unfortunately, high calorie drinks abound in the most unlikely places. For example, the ever-popular green drinks can contain enormous calorie and sugar counts due to the inclusion of so many fruits.
- Sugar isn’t always sweet: Most people first cut back on sugar by reducing their intake of soda, candy, and unrefined starches. That’s great, but to really make a dent in sugar consumption, a little detective work is necessary. Take a careful look at condiments, yogurts, and sauces—all sneaky sources of sugar.
Don’t let these extremely common (and easily preventable) diet mistakes hold your weight hostage. Becoming mindful of everyday habits and making small changes can help keep the number on the scale moving in the right direction.
The personal trainers at Fit For Life 24 in Apex offer a wealth of knowledge and support for anyone starting on a diet and fitness routine! Call or stop in today and let us craft a personalized plan to reach any fitness goal.
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Apex Fit for Life 24
809 Perry Road
Apex NC 27502
919 629 6212
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