Of course there are always reasons why you can’t do something, but when it comes to your weight and subsequently your health perhaps it is time to stop making excuses and to start doing what needs to be done to improve your health.
Below are just some of the common excuses why you can’t lose weight:
#1: You don’t have enough time
This is probably one of the most common reasons given for why you can’t lose weight, but if you really wanted to change you would make the time.
These days we are much busier than in the past, what with hectic work schedules and family commitments, but there are certainly ways that you can lose weight without spending all day at the gym or cooking from scratch. Let me give you a few ideas.
Did you know that you don’t need to spend hours in the gym to lose weight, in fact I would not recommend it.
Instead I would recommend that you try a little HIIT or High Intensity Interval Training, which can give you a thorough workout in just a few minutes, potentially burning hundreds of calories in the process.
For HIIT you will be performing a variety of cardio and resistance exercises, but as you are performing them at maximum intensity with very few short breaks for rest you can see huge benefits with very little time.
As for your diet, if you are too busy to cook healthily everyday you maybe tempted by those numerous microwave meals currently available, or will visit the takeaway.
Of course if you want to lose weight then neither of these are a good idea.
What I would suggest is pre-preparing some meals perhaps on a Sunday that you can simply reheat during the week.
You can also pre-prepare vegetables ready to cook, so you can save time when you need it most.
#2: You are too tired
If you are overweight then this could be one reason why you are tired. However once you get into the habit of eating a little healthier and getting regular exercise you will soon notice that your energy levels will improve.
Certain foods can leave you feeling lethargic, so removing these foods can make a big difference to your energy levels.
Try to avoid the following:
- Processed foods
- Sugar and starch
- White bread
Instead try to eat more fresh foods, fruits, vegetables and drink plenty of water too.
#3: It is too hard
Weight loss is hard, and anyone that tells you otherwise is lying to you. However, is it being hard a good enough excuse not to do it?
Some diets are overly strict, but chances are they wont work in the long term either.
You don’t need to drastically cut your calorie intake, almost starve yourself, or cut entire food groups from your diet to lose weight. These faddy diets will only work for the short term, and more than likely you will not be able to stick to the restrictions for long.
Instead of trying to lose weight using one of these strict fad diets, I would suggest simply making a few more healthy choices.
Simply cut back on the junk food, and instead replace them with healthy alternatives. Also, make sure you are getting regular exercise too. For best results we would always recommend both.
#4: There are too many distractions
I suppose this excuse could be put into the busy excuse too, but it is worth mentioning again that if you want to see changes to your body then you need to make the time to work on it.
We all have busy schedules, with parties and events planned aside from work and your usual family life, but if you plan ahead then you can certainly reduce the strain they will have on your life.