7 Reasons Why People Fail at Both Diet and Exercise
Many people try diet and exercise and when they don't get fast results they assume it doesn't work and quit. The next seven reasons examine why many people do not continue their diet and exercise program:
1) Goal Setting. An important step for any fitness success story is setting both long and short term goals. You need to know where you are going and how you are going to get there. People who do not set goals tend to have a high drop out rates.
2)Those who have difficulty with weight loss usually are not eating a diet that regulates insulin and blood sugar levels. If you are eating any processed foods, sugary foods or any carbs that come in a bag or box you are basically telling tour body "store fat".
3)Few people take even 10-20 minutes to plan their next days meals. Witout preplanned food you are left to hunt and gather in the outside world which is usually a fat loss disaster.
4)People workout like the 80's. While 80's music may be popular that doesn't mean you have to do the inefficient fat burning exercise of that decade.
Stick to interval training and weight training to lose the fat.
5)Almost no one eats the required amounts of fruits and veggies. Besides all the great nutrients the fiber helps control insulin thus supporting an optimal hormonal
profile for fat loss.
6) People further screw up their hormones by staying out late on the weekends and drinking. Alcohol has a negative effect on insulin. Lack of sleep effects another fat promoting hormone called cortisol.
7)Many people do not preplan before going to the gym. Studies show that those who follow preplanned structured workouts have better fitness levels. Further, if you workout with a buddy and make yourself accountable to someone your chances are even greater. Again, stay with interval training and weight training.
Maybe you noticed a few things on the list you weren't doing or weren't doing consistently. I call this my Super Seven list. It contains the seven essential rules to need to get you started. Get these basics down before you move on to anything more complicated. They are the cornerstone for support and success.
About the Author: Dr. Lanny Schaffer is an Exercise Physiologist who is the President of The International Fitness Academy. For more cutting edge fitness information please go http//:www.aerobic-exercise-coach.com