We all make mistakes in life and when it comes to working out and being healthy, we don’t always do the right thing. These are the mistakes trainers wish we’d stop making to stay as healthy as possible and see better results.
Stop avoiding carbs - Carbs are your body’s first resource for energy, so cutting them and doing high-intensity workouts isn’t the opposite of what you should be doing, according to trainer Kellie Sikorski.
Stop fad dieting - Body architect Grant Weeditz says to stop juicing, detoxing, and fad dieting because these weight-loss attempts are unsustainable and unbalanced. He says these are forms of starvation that really only lead to small decreases in body mass and when you go back to regular eating habits, you often end up back at square one.
Stop skipping meals - Not eating causes your metabolism to slow down, so you store fat more easily and burn fewer calories, Sikorski explains.
Stop eating protein bars - Sure, they’re convenient, but a lot of them have as much sugar as candy bars and if not sugar, they contain alcohol, fat, and lots of carbs. Body architect Jacqueline Kasen suggests just eating a small meal with nutrients instead.
Stop drinking excessively - Alcohol is full of sugar, carbs, and empty calories, plus it makes it harder for your body to burn fat, Kasen says.
Stop skipping protein - “Never eat a meal or snack without a major source of protein,” Weeditz advisers. “It will convert to fat within hours after consumption without exercise. A banana, toast, and coffee do not qualify as breakfast.”
Stop eating fake food - Eat real food raised on a farm, caught in the wild, or grown in the ground, recommends Weeditz.
Stop starving yourself at night - He also says that as long as you’re doing some kind of muscle-building activity a few times during the week, eating a big dinner or having a snack before bed is fine, as long as your overall calories are consistent from day to day
.Stop giving up - Trainer Sam Karl says when things get hard in life, you shouldn’t give up, and that goes for the gym, too.