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7 Diet Traps and How To Fix Them

Learn how to avoid these diet traps

Like most of America, you've got pounds to shed that won't budge despite hitting the gym and walking blindfolded past the Krispy Kremes. So what could be sabotoging your diet? Let me share with you the 7 Deadly Diet Traps and show you how to fix them.

    1. SKIPPING MEALS

I used to skip breakfast because of operating, then grab a bagel with peanut butter/cream cheese and a banana for lunch as I rushed back to the office, then would consume mass quantities of food at my evening meal. If you find yourself nibbling in the afternoon on high glycemic carbs instead of good protein, let me show you how to fix this. You need to feed yourself OFTEN by establishing a routine. Figure out what snacks work for you and make it a pattern to eat every 3-4 hours, as this stokes your metabolism and puts the brakes on carb bingeing. I routinely have a few slices of French ham/provolone cheese with a great French mustard/mayo on some lettuce leaves for a quick lunch when I'm working. It satisfies and it fits my needs for quickness.

    2. FAILING TO MAKE A PLAN

Not every diet or exercise program fits the needs of every particular individual. Walking in the AM is hopeless if you are an PM person. So make a fitness plan that WORKS with your lifestyle, personality. I found that walking at 3pm for the entire duration of the Ellen Degeneres Program fit my personality/needs. Now, I don't want to MISS my scheduled walk, as that also means I've missed her show. So, design your own program to be doable for you. If you hate to cook or don't have the time, cook on Sunday and fix meals for the entire week. I've got recipes just for you in my Boomer Babe Recipe file.

    3. CONSUMING EMPTY CALORIES

I know you're addicted to Diet whatever...but those liquids don't make your "satiety" hormones work in your stomach. So always eat some protein when drinking a non-caloric drink to keep the gastric wave moving along properly.

    4. EXERCISING ONLY A LITTLE BIT

Just taking the stairs instead of the elevator or parking as far away as possible in the grocery store parking lot is a GOOD START, but a study of over 3000 people who lost weight and KEPT it off showed that roughly an hour of moderate DAILY exercise, such as walking at 3mph, was the key to successful weight control. Get a pedometer and discover how MANY or few steps you are actually taking in a day. When I strapped one on, I was stunned to see that my macaws actually generated MORE movement than me. You want to log-in approximately 11,000 to 12,000 steps per day (or roughly 5 miles) to keep the weight off.

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