Every dieter knows that he needs to follow the right diet guidelines for the long haul—if he ever desires to lose the weight and keep it off for good. True to form, this is hard. And requires lots of energy and suffering through lots of plateaus and setbacks.
Fortunately, you can do something about it by just doing the following:
Banish the booze
Yes you know it. Excess beer drinking can take its toll on your bank account, but it can also wreak havoc on your fitness level. According to Swedish study published in the journal Obesity, drinking alcohol boosts cortisol levels –the hormone responsible for weight gain and other health troubles—and decreases blood testosterone in men.
Not only that, researchers at the University of Helsinki found that binging on alcohol hinders the post-workout recovery process and muscle growth, thus compromising your fitness efforts.
Keep a food diary
Clarity is power. And with power comes awesome results. The best way to get clear on your eating habits is via a food journal. The latter can help you keep track of your daily calorie intake, while at the same time, shed light on the most hidden parts of your eating knee-jerk reactions.
Therefore, if you’re suffering from weight loss plateaus, look no more; go ahead and grab a journal and start keeping track, then introduce the right changes.