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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…

What to do when your weight loss hits a plateau

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So you've been exercising and eating healthy but the weight has stopped coming off. What to do? Chances are you've hit a weight loss plateau.

Plateaus are a common element in any weight loss journey because as your body weight changes, your body adapts. Initially, you may have found the weight loss to be significant. That's likely because you're burning lots of calories just going about your day-to-day activities. But now, since some of that excess weight has been lost, it takes less energy to move your body and so you burn fewer calories.

Keep in mind that the scale isn't the best method of monitoring your weight loss because it doesn't differentiate between fat, muscle and water. Fluid levels are constantly changing, so one pound up or down on any given day may be due simply to fluid regulation.

To get an accurate picture of your body composition, you should get a body composition analysis done by a certified professional. Many gyms and spas offer this service. …