Weight Loss Routine
To successfully lose
fat, you must set up a routine. Here are a few quick tips to set up a weight loss routine to
help give you success quickly and keep the weight off.
Ed Scow, NSCA-CPT: Certified Fitness & Nutrition Expert to the True Superheroes -
Busy Moms & Dads and author of Fat Loss To
One of the big parts of my job is answering email questions. I love interacting with clients and
email is the quickest and easiest way to do it.
Lately, I've been getting a lot of questions from frustrated, confused and angry parents who are
wondering why their weight loss has stalled. They all ask, "Why can't I
The tough part for me is in trying to figure out what the underlying problem is so I can help them
get back on track and get rid of their unwanted weight.
I do notice one topic that keeps coming up time and again in helping frustrated people lose weight
and that's a routine or setting up rituals.
We all have habits - both good and bad
Its a habit to brush our teeth twice a day, and that's a good habit.
Its a habit to buckle your seat belt whenever you get in a car and that's also a good habit.
However, we have plenty of bad habits as well and you're probably committing some of them in your
quest to lose weight and those bad habits are leading you to ask yourself (and me) "Why cant I lose weight?"
To overcome these bad habits, you need to set up some sort of routine that you stick to most days
of the week.
That routine could involve waking up 10 minutes earlier to make sure you get your workout in every
day. Yes, it will be difficult in the beginning (most habits are), but after a week or two it will become a
routine and you'll start to feel guilty if you hit the snooze bar too many times.
When I have busy training days, Ill do this because I'm completely wiped by the end of the day and
don't want to workout. It really helped me when I had my own struggles with wondering why I couldn't lose weight
and it will help you too.
You could also make it a routine to have the same breakfast and snacks every day. That way you
don't have to worry about what to eat. If you allow yourself to wonder what you're going to eat, you're going to
think with your stomach and not your brain which will lead to even more frustrations and more questions of Why
cant I lose weight?
I do this and it helps tremendously. I have the same smoothie for breakfast every day. I get it
prepped the night before, so I can come into the kitchen, blend it up and take it with me on my drive to the
Another routine you could do is telling yourself you're not going to eat any snacks after your last
meal of the day.
Not because there's something magical about not eating past a certain time, rather its what you
normally eat when you have a late night snack. Most people don't have healthy snacks, and instead turn to
comfort foods which are calorie-heavy junk foods or drinks.
I convinced a client to do this recently and it made all the difference with
her weight loss plateau. She cut out her nightly snack, and within two weeks she was back on course and losing
Setting up a weight loss routine and giving yourself
some new, healthy and good habits will get you back on the weight loss track and you wont have to ask yourself,
or me, why you cant lose weight.
What routines can you set up today?
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