6 Habits Sabotaging Your Weight Loss!

The gym has become your second home, and you're pushing it to the limit while you're there, yet somehow your results aren't exactly where you want them to be?  You might be sabotaging yourself with a few habits, that you're not even aware of.  Take a look at the list below, and see if you're working against your "work"!

Habit #1- Skipping Meals/Healthy Snacks- Skipping meals generally results in over indulgence at night!  Omitting a healthy meal not only diminishes your appetite control, but it also squashes your willpower.

Habit #2- Speed Eating- Slow down and savor your grub!  This simple act of actually chewing and enjoying, will enable you to push the plate away once you're full.

Habit #3- The Weekends Don't Count Mentality- This will only set you up for weekday failure!  Many "weekend foods" have Palmitic Acid (found in saturated fat) and this acid can negatively affect your body's Leptin (a hormone that helps regulate appetite).

Habit #4- Choosing The Salty Snacks- Salt causes unintentional indulgence, whose calories add up fast!

Habit #5- Drinking- Booze adds up quickly!  If you sit down and really log your alcohol consumption, you'll no doubt be shocked at the calories you've racked up!

Habbit #6- Eating in front of the TV- Studies show that an average of 300 extra calories are consumed with in front of the tube!


Mortifying or Motivating? You Be the Judge...

Georgia Statistics:

  • Obesity Rate = 22% (ranked 12th out of 51 states)
  • Overweight/Obesity Rate = 56.1% (ranked 24th out of 51 states)
  • Within the single year of 2007 in GA, 599 Million Dollars were spent in hospital charges due to inactivity
  • Only 44% of high school students meet the recommended amount of regular physical activity (30+ minutes of moderate physical activity on 5 or more days a week OR 20+ minutes of vigorous physical activity on 3 or more days a week)

Youth Health Statistics

  • Childhood Obesity has more than tripled in the last 30years
  • Overweight Adolescents have a 70% chance of becoming overweight or obese adults.  This increases to 80% if one or more of the child's parents is overweight or obese.
  • Roughly 1/3 of US Children (ages 4-19) consume fast food daily, which is the equivilant of 6 extra pounds per child per year
  • 60% of obese children have at least one Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor

Adult Health Statistics

  • Approximately 300,000 adult deaths in the United States each year, are attributed to unhealthy dietary habits and/or physical inactivity.
  • 58 Million Overweight; 40 Million Obese; 3 Million morbidly Obese
  • Eight out of 10 over 25's Overweight
  • 78% of Americans not meeting basic activity level recommendations
  • 80% of type II diabetes related to obesity
  • 70% of Cardiovascular disease related to obesity
  • 42% breast and colon cancer diagnosed among obese individuals
  • 30% of gall bladder surgery related to obesity
  • 26% of obese people having high blood pressure

 For more information regarding these stats visit: www.childrenshospitals.com, www.annecollins.com, www.statemaster.com


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