We’ve all heard the saying, “You are what you eat,” and while this may be true, there are things other than your diet that can be keeping you from losing weight. Diet and exercise are an important part of your weight loss success, but there are other things that may be keeping you from losing weight, without even knowing it.
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Eating salads: People love salads, especially when they’re trying to lose weight. Eating a salad can be a great way to eat less calories and eat more vegetables, but if you’re adding fried chicken tenders and creamy ranch dressing, you’re not eating any healthier than if you were to eat a burger. Make sure you switch to grilled chicken or fish and keep you’re dressing light, like a vinaigrette or simply a little olive oil, lemon and salt can be very flavorful.
Drinking diet soda: Diet soda is half the calories or in many cases no calories compared to regular soda, except it’s packed with artificial sweeteners. Sugar can give you a belly or prevent you from getting the flat stomach you want. In fact, studies show that drinking soda, even diet soda, can make you gain anywhere from 7-10 pounds a year if you drink it every day! Drop the soda and you’ll watch the pounds come off. Instead, drink plenty of water and if you have a taste for something flavorful, add fruit or lemon to your water. Infused water is amazing!