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In this blog post, I want to talk about 3 major reasons you might not be seeing results! You’ll learn what 3 things might be holding you back from achieving your goals and how to make sure you avoid these things altogether!
#1: You Might Be In A Plateau.
A plateau simply means you have probably been doing the same workout for over a long period of time and it is no longer giving you the results you used to have when you first started. This is completely normal, this is actually something called the plateau phase, or the adaption phase.
When you first start a workout; you are doing an alarm phase for your body. Your body is shocked, you are giving your body some kind of new stimulus so you are actually creating neural adaptations to accommodate this shock, this new workout, this new regiment that you are putting your body through.
So for the first 4 weeks of a new program, you are simply getting neural adaptations -- your brain is literally changing....
There are four things that you need to look out for when you are reading nutrition labels.
Being able to understand what you are actually seeing on a nutritional label will help you make more educated decisions when it comes to buying packaged foods.
Now, these are things that you need to make sure that you are keeping an eye out, and you will be surprised that I am not going to say calories. The first thing that so many people will look at when reading a nutrition label is how many calories it packs.
I don't want you to be a counting calorie slave. My goal in this blog is to help you make a better decision in your purchasing habits by being able to understand these four different components, which I will share with you right now.
1. The ingredients
When looking at a nutrition label, you have to ask yourself:
Growing up I lived a very S.A.D. lifestyle. What I meant by S.A.D. is that I ate the Standard American diet, which consisted of cereal, granola bars, spam, ice cream, and chips. Oh my gosh, you name it, I ate it, I’d eat anything and my family didn't know any better. My parents grew up in the Philippines, they came to America and they fell in love with the idea of being able to have anything and everything in America, so we had it.
But, until around 18, I discovered this idea of eating clean. My brother introduced me to Paleo living and I saw what it did for him and his lifestyle. So we started researching more and more into what is in our food, and how it affects your energy, alertness, your muscle gains and weight. I realized that a lot of my lethargy, tiredness, mental fog, headache...
Since I was 16, I've pretty much started every morning with a cup of joe. Before I knew anything about nutrition, I'd fill it with artificially sweented creamers and sugars to mask the bitterness of the taste.
Eventually, I transitioned to coconut milk creamers and before this new ritual that I'm going to share, I'd drink coffee black.
But even starting my morning with coffee, I'd still end up heading to the break room to fill up my mug around 2pm to get another "hit."
That didn't sound too good! So, it made me question this habit that I've known for so long.
Rather than drinking coffee, she recommended a new morning ritual I'm about to share -- drinking a lemon cayenne tea every morning.
While you might think adding cayenne would be gross, you have to try...
While many people feel like the start of 2017 is this fresh new slate, I started January 1st like any other day. It's not because I don't care about the whole "new year new you" mindset that comes with every new year. In fact, I love goal-setting, refocusing on what's most important, and creating new habits to make my life better.
But, this new year was different for me. And the reason why is because unlike most people who looked at what they did in 2016 and tried to make a 180 degree change in 2017, I had been creating, adjusting, and achieving goals every day, week, and month leading up to 2017. I didn't wait until a new year to create the change I wanted.
I made a conscious decision to continually reflect and adapt my daily habits and rituals to coincide with who I wanted to be and what I wanted to achieve.
The act of goal-setting is something that most people forget to do. And when they do remember to do it, they don't do it correctly or have a means to...
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