Three reasons your diet isn’t working

May 10, 2013

Trying to stick to a diet and lose weight can be one of life’s more frustrating endeavors. If you’ve tried every trick in the book and still aren’t seeing results, it’s possible that you’re making some common dieting mistakes. To kick your weight-loss plan back into gear, make sure you avoid these pitfalls:

1. You’re not exercising regularly
Even the best diets won’t be able to help you lose weight if adjusting what you’re eating is all you do. Regular exercise is also an important component of any plan to lose weight, so make time for a quick run on your home treadmill several times a week. The TRUE Fitness M30 treadmill makes it easy – it comes with seven preset workout programs so you don’t even have to think about the optimal way to conduct your exercise routine if you don’t want to. It also is equipped with TRUE HRC Cruise Controlâ„¢, which allows you to lock in your target heart rate.

2. You aren’t eating enough
In order to lose weight you need to have a well-functioning metabolism, and that isn’t going to happen if you aren’t eating enough. Skipping meals may cause your body to lose the ability to feel full, so it’s best to eat many small meals throughout the day. Having a decent breakfast every morning is especially important because it will jumpstart your metabolism. Aim for approximately 500 calories for this meal- try a whole wheat bagel with peanut butter and banana if you need something you can eat on the go.

3. You’ve cut out carbs or fat
Although some of the more popular diets require completely cutting out carbs or fat, doings this can leave you without necessary nutrients, thereby making it difficult to keep off the weight. The trick is to maintain a balanced diet of healthy food. If you cut out carbs or fat completely, you’ll just gain the weight back when you start eating them again.