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Forget about losing weight, focus on Body Composition

Are you tired of battling with your weight?  Does it feel like no matter how strict your diet or how many times you go to the gym, you just can’t seem to shed the pounds?

If you really want to transform your body and feel great, it’s time to stop thinking about your weight and start thinking about your body composition!

What you need to know


Your body is mainly composed of muscle, fat and water.  When you exercise more or start dieting, your body composition will change, even if your weight stays the same. This is because:

As you exercise more, you develop more muscle mass and reduce fat.  Your weight may even increase at a certain point, as your muscle mass increases.

Quick-fix, crash diets may produce speedy results, but the weight loss will be in the form of body water and healthy, lean muscle tissue.

Very low calorie diets may force your body into ‘starvation’ mode, storing body fat rather than burning it.  So even if you lose weight, your fat ratio will increase.

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The Top 5 ways to Sabotage your Weight loss Journey?

Top 5 ways to Sabotage your Weightloss Journey

1. Eating when you aren’t hungry
If you are working out consistently and eating the right foods it may seems strange that your fat isn’t simply melting away. It could be that you are eating too much food.Try tracking your food for 7 days. You may be surprised with your findings.

2. Not watching portion sizes
Even if you work out frequently, over eating could be sabotaging your progress. Try weighing your food for a few days until you understand what you portions should look like again. Still hungry? Bulk up your plate with as much salad and veg as you see fit.

3. Only doing cardio
Cardio is great when complemented with weights. Like all exercise regimes, when they remain the same, not only do they become boring but your body learns to cope and begins to plateau. Mix things up!

4. Eating the wrong calories
If you eat 2,000 calories worth of broccoli or 2,000 calories worth of chocolate it’s the same right? Wrong! Believe it or not eating the right amount of the wrong calories can have a huge effect on you and your goals. Avoiding processed foods and reading up on fats and sugars is a great place to start.

5. Not reading labels
Healthy cereals, fat free products… you may be shocked when you read the nutrition labels and ingredients list. As a general rule, when fat is removed they have to replace the hole and that generally falls to the job of sugar. Make sure you read the labels when doing your shop.