1. You aren’t giving your body the beauty sleep it needs.
Healthy adults need anywhere from 7-8 hours of sleep at night. Sleep is imperative for your body to receive the results of working out properly. If you don’t get the sleep you need, your body will end up releasing excessive amounts of cortisol. Essentially, you are going to end up making your body go into a state of stress and disrupt its routine. Your optimal workout metabolism ends up being affected and the benefits of your hard work exercising are gone.
2. You need to relax a bit.
If you are too strict on your diet, it can end up getting boring physically and mentally. When your meals are the same thing over and over, it causes your food cravings to kick into overdrive. They beg your tastebuds for something different to eat, which causes you to pack on the pounds. Add in a variety of different foods to give your body the pleasure it needs when eating.
3. Let your body rest.
Everyone knows how important it is to get in a good workout. However, exercising and straining yourself every day without allowing your body to rest can end up causing it to become exhausted and release a ton of cortisol. All of that cortisol is going to have the opposite effect on your exercise routine. You need to give your body a day or two to rest after completing a strenuous exercise regime. You can do some yoga or light weightlifting on your off days if you like.
4. Eat your snacks in moderation.
It doesn’t matter if you are having a granola bar or some chocolate candies, the thing is that you need to control the snacks that are being put into your body. Even a healthy snack could end up being loaded with calories and fat. When reaching for a third or fourth granola bar, take a step back and leave it for another day.
Snacks can be good for you, but that doesn’t mean you should indulge in more than what your body needs. From the candy bar to the granola bar with dried fruit in it, you need to stop and make sure you are only taking in what you need.