Last week on the Million Dollar Body podcast, I talked about the top ten ways to drop fat fast.
This week, I’m talking about the flip side—the six things you’re doing to block fat loss.
The first habit might surprise you a little bit, but I know with all of you Type A, driven go-getter entrepreneurs out there, that this is an issue.
Two Surprising Habits That Are Blocking Your Fat Loss Potential
The issue is anxiety. More specifically, getting lost in the minutia of your training and nutrition. When it comes to your fitness, you’re ready to go all in! But often, preoccupation with the perfect workout routine or the best combination of macros to consume leads to burn out.
And usually, you’re preoccupied with advanced techniques that you’re not ready for yet. Listen, I’m all for you working on your glute hamstring tie-in but you have to develop consistent, sustainable habits first.
Consistency trumps minutia, progress trumps perfection.
Secondly, if you’re not sleeping well, fat loss is going to be a huge problem for you. As American, we pride ourselves on getting little sleep. It’s like a badge of honor to sleep 4-5 hours a night because you’re getting sh*t done.
Well, let me tell you something. Your body burns fat while you sleep. So if you’re sleeping 4 hours a night, you’re only burning fat for 4 hours. If you sleep 7 hours a night…you get the picture. Additionally, when you’re tired, your body will look for energy the next best way and guess where it will find it? Food! Conclusion: when you don’t get enough sleep, you reset more to make up for your lack of energy.
“Sleep debt is like credit card debt. If you keep accumulating credit card debt, you will pay high interest rates or your account will be shut down until you pay it all off. If you accumulate too much sleep debt, your body will crash.” -Susan Zafarlotfi
Kick These Habits, Drop Fat
On today’s episode of the Million Dollar Body podcast, I go in-depth about the six habits that are blocking your fat loss results.
- What happens to your body (and your brain!) when you snack and why it’s one of the habits you need to give up to get results
- How drinking enough water is a natural metabolism-booster and key to fat loss. Quick example: Sixteen ounces of water can increase your metabolic rate up to 30%. Water intake by 1.5 liters a day (about six cups) would burn an extra 17,400 calories over the course of the year—a weight loss of approximately five pounds!
- The quick and dirty about alcohol and those other sugary drinks and juices you’re wasting a ton of calories on
And, if you’re serious about your fat loss and you’re ready to take it one step further, download my free guide “6 Habits Blocking Your Fat Loss” and remove these silent killers from your life for good.