You have been trying to lose those last 10 pounds, but regardless of how healthy you have been eating and how often you have been hitting the gym, the number on the scale just won’t budge. You feel like you’re doing everything right, when the reality is that you may be sabotaging your weight loss goals without even knowing it.
There are several questions you should be asking yourself – do you frequently take on strict diets, do you eat too fast, skip meals, or overuse energy drinks?
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Binge eating at night is a common mistake among people that spend their days feeling hungry and deprived because they are incessantly dieting and limiting their caloric intake, Amanda Bos, Eating Psychology Coach and Professional Group Fitness Instructor, says. You should “aim to eat regular meals every few hours throughout the day.”
It’s important to remember that when your daily calorie intake is too low, your body will switch to starvation mode, Bos says. “Your metabolism slows down because your body thinks it needs to conserve energy and use the merger amount of fuel you give it more slowly.” This makes it harder to burn calories.