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7 things that can stand in the way of weight loss

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Certain habits can hinder your attempts to lose weight - and keep it away.
If you've changed your eating habits to focus on healthier foods and taken your workout seriously, you can expect to lose weight. However, the reality is that despite what you may have believed, weight loss is more complicated than calorie consumption versus calorie consumption. If you are trying to lose weight, check these habits that may interfere with your efforts.
1. You save on protein.
If you normally eat a muffin or avocado toast for breakfast, you may need to increase your protein intake. Research has shown that a high-protein breakfast can help alleviate hunger, so you may be less tempted to have a morning snack.
Protein is also important at lunch and dinner. If you routinely eat salads or sip gazpacho without accompanying protein - such as boiled egg, yogurt, beans, meat, poultry, or fish - over time, this can lead to a decrease in muscle tissue, which means that your metabolism will slow down and mak…

abdominal muscles

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The abdominal muscles—rectus abdomenus and the internal and external obliques—are part
of the group that form the trunk musculature Weak abdominal muscles are a cause of bad posture
and may be a predisposing factor in chronic lower back pain. Strengthening these muscles
will firm the waistline, improve posture, and result in a trimmer appearance  However, abdominal
exercises do not spot-reduce fat from around the abdomen and waist . Fat is lost only by
expending more calories than are consumed. The sit-up is one of the most common exercises for abdominal strengthening and toning.
The Bent-Leg Sit-up is popular because it does not cause excessive stress on the lower back.
Straight-Leg Sit-ups are not recommended and should be avoided because they may cause undue strain
on the lower back.(Straight-Leg Sit-ups work the hip flexor muscle as opposed to the abdominals)
authorities agree that (depending on the type of exercise) abdominal muscles, unlike most other muscle
groups, can be worke…

9 Best Weight-Loss Tips

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We scoured scores of weight loss tips and found the cream of the crop to help you shed that flab for good.
This is certainly not the first list of weight loss tips you've stumbled upon. There is no shortage of advice, programs, and products designed to help people who are overweight. However, that's why it's difficult to weed out what's really useful and effective. And who isn't sick of hearing that the way to lose weight is to reduce calories and increase physical activity?
You're in luck: We dug deep to find the tips that make the most sense and really work. Let's go....
  1. Stick to the measuring tape.When it comes to shedding body fat, the scale is not always your friend.Consider this: The best way to slim down is to simultaneously change your eating habits and increase physical activity. Exercising, however, builds muscle mass--which is a good thing.You may have heard that muscle tissue is more metabolically active than other body tissue, so the more y…