Adriana's 5 Mistakes We Should Stop Making

Posted: Nov 14 2014

Adriana Martin, Author of “The Pregnancy Weight Book”, charismatic television personality and “Mompreneur” knows all about the do’s and don’t of a healthy lifestyle. Always sporting bold workout outfits, this energetic latina offers custom monthly coaching programs to women around the world. Having gone through her own transformation makes her a one stop shop for great pocket workouts, healthy recipes and bright fitness fashion.
 
In fact, Adriana knows all about the unhealthy habits many of us have adopted over the years that tend to sabotage our chances of succeeding our health goals. Don’t let the frustration overwhelm you and take note of Adriana’s 5 lifestyle habits we should all be kicking to the curb:
 
1) Not Sleeping enough
 
When you don’t get an adequate amount of rest, you’re more likely to be hungry, overeat and gain weight. If you’re tired, you won’t feel like cooking a healthy meal, and you’ll opt for fast food instead. This same lack of energy may also cause you to skip the gym. On top of that, sleep deprivation causes your metabolism to slow down making shedding a few pounds that much harder. Most adults need an average of eight hours of sleep each night, and you probably aren’t getting that much.”
2) Too Much TV time
 
Many people are in the habit of sitting in front of the TV for hours on end after a stressful day at work and that’s not the way to lose inches.”
“If you must watch the evening news or see your favourite show, hop in your exercise clothes and use the time to burn a few calories. Keep some hand weights next to the couch and work your biceps and triceps. Stand up and do some squats or lunges to work your legs and buttocks. Get on the floor and do some sit-ups to tone your abs or push-ups to tone your arms.”
3) Skipping Breakfast
 
Want to know a secret to successful weight loss? Eat breakfast! Try cutting calories by skipping breakfast, and you’ll be excessively hungry by mid-morning. As a result, the healthy calories you would have eaten at breakfast are replaced with calorie-filled snacks and an over-sized lunch. Get to bed 30 minutes earlier than usual and set your alarm 10 minutes earlier to give yourself time to eat breakfast.”
4) Drinking Too Much Sugar
 
Lasting fat loss is about changes. Unfortunately, some of the changes one must make are difficult. If you’re one of the millions hooked on soda, alcohol, or other sweetened beverages then your fitness goals may remain out of reach until you replace these drinks with water. You should also know that your brain often confuses thirst with hunger.
So at the first sign of hunger, don’t grab a snack or calorie-filled drinks. Instead, grab a glass of water.”
5) Not Doing the Right Physical Activity
Weight loss is about burning more calories than you consume. Therefore, dieting and exercise must go hand in hand. If you want to speed up weight loss and keep the weight away, add or increase the amount and intensity of physical activity in your daily life.”
“For many people, this is the most difficult lifestyle change of all, but the benefits are well work it. Aim for 30 to 60 minutes of intense exercise on most days of the week. When exercise is a normal part of your everyday routine, it’s more likely to stick, and your body will become slimmer and more toned.”
For more information on her health and fitness programs, check out her website! Interested in starting a fitness program with Adriana? Call 1-954-292-4105 or email adriana@adrianamartin.com to get started today!
 
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