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Obstacles That Stop Fat Loss

Aug 17, 2007
Anyone and everyone who has ever tried to lose body fat knows that there are many obstacles to staying on a weight loss program. The temptations are all around us from drive thru restaurants that offer to "biggie size" everything to pizza that will feed a family of four for less than $20. In regards to families it is easy to see why people choose this way out with both parents probably working and coming home tired, it is an easy solution.

Another big obstacle in fat loss is alcohol consumption. Alcohol is not only just empty calories but it has a chemical effect on the body that inhibits the body metabolizing fat properly and those empty calories are converted into fat as well. So if you are serious about losing fat stay away from alcohol.

If you are trying to lose weight for the wrong reasons that can be a roadblock to fat loss as well. If you aren't doing it for yourself you are likely to fail. You have to be doing it for the right reasons and be committed to the outcome being successful. It is a worthwhile undertaking for the health benefit alone not to mention the fact that you will look and feel better.

The key to successful dieting is to make it a lifestyle change and not merely some kind of fad diet. It will take some planning and re-organizing to make it work out right. For example, you should write out a grocery list and stick to it so that you don't go through buying a bunch of junk food and don't go grocery shopping while you are hungry!

Thinking that you have to work out two hours a day to get results is another thing that stops many people from adding exercise to a healthy lifestyle change. Almost anyone can do some kind of exercise and you can start with a little and increase it. I know people who could barely walk to the end of their driveway that are walking 4-5 miles per day! You don't have to everything all at once either. If your goal is thirty minutes a day you can break it into three 10 minute sessions until you get fit enough to go to two and then to all at once.

In closing, you have to realize that everyone is different. We all have different metabolisms and different stamina and will get different results from the exact same program. Don't let the fact that someone else is getting better results discourage you, just do what you can do.
About the Author
Glenn Freiboth is a Certified Health Advisor lives in Illinois and has helped many overweight and obese people lose weight and keep it off.
Get Medifast diet and weight loss products at http://www.GetYouHealth.com
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