Working Out. Yes. But, no weight loss? Why? Could be mistakes that prevent weight loss...
If you’re trying to lose weight, burning calories through exercise is key. But if you’re not burning enough, then you won’t see the scale budge. If this sounds familiar, keep reading to learn what you might be doing wrong when it comes to burning calories.
No breakfast mistakes prevent weight loss.
Many women skip out on breakfast before their morning workout to either save calories or to prevent digestive upset. Eating first thing not only boosts your metabolism, but it also gives you energy to get through your solid calorie-burning workout. Without the proper fuel, you’ll end up with a headache or dizzy spell and are more likely to not push yourself as hard, or worse — to throw in the towel before your workout is complete.
Since devouring an enormous plate of scrambled eggs, bacon, pancakes, and hash browns is also a bad idea, fuel your workout with something small that contains easily digestible carbs and protein (like these pre-workout snacks).
Watch Your Post-Workout Smoothies
You just finished a kick-butt workout and burned over 400 calories, and now you’re ready to refuel with a post-workout snack. Even healthy snacks like this chocolate banana cashew smoothie can be high in calories, so make sure the snack you enjoy after your workout doesn’t undo all the calorie-burning good you’ve done. Smoothies are a great choice; just keep them to around 150 calories. Here are 10 more low-calorie post-workout snacks to try… SEE MORE