Excuse – I have a slow metabolism. If you’re overweight, it may be just the opposite according to the Mayo Clinic. They say slow metabolism is rare. Metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. It pretty much is set for your system but can impair it by a number of factors. Getting no exercise will slow down the process your body uses to use energy. As you get older, the amount of energy used is less so it looks like a slowdown in metabolism. Eating too much, exercising too little, and certain medical conditions can slow down the metabolism.
However you look at it, your metabolism isn’t a valid excuse for not losing weight. It’s hard to speed up energy burning while sitting on the couch eating Twinkies. Don’t worry about your metabolism unless your doctor says you have a problem with it. Then don’t worry anyway. Find a plan and stick with it. Get plenty of both aerobic and strength exercise. Keep fit as they say, and keep working on the weight loss diet. Your metabolism will take care of itself.
Excuse – fast food is after all, fast. We talked about fast food the other day, but we didn’t address the fact that it is fast. Del Taco or Taco Bell can fix your 10 tacos before you can even fill up your cup of iced tea. All these fast food places feature drive-thru windows so you can get your food and be on your way. Our society is always in a hurry. That 30-minute lunchtime is only 15 and you have to be at your next appointment. When I worked, I noticed the workers ate very fast and went out to play basketball during the rest of their lunch break. We live in the instant microwave society. We have instant pudding, instant oats, instant rice, instant soup, and of course, Ramen noodles. The family doesn’t sit down together because they are all off doing something. The fact they call it fast food, indicates to me that they sell the fact it is fast. People want fast, so sell them what they want. However, fast doesn’t change the fact that it is high calorie and probably contributes to the obesity epidemic today. Therefore, slow down or as the signs say, Stay calm and eat slowly. You weight loss will thank you.
Excuse – I’ll never lose the last ten pounds. I read a number of message boards, and this is one of the most difficult parts of the diet dilemma. You will go through plateaus in your diet and you work through them. Sometimes it’s a few days and sometimes a few weeks. It’s normal for your body to adjust to the weight loss. It might be frustrating but you work your way through it and never give up because the goal is in view. However, for some reason, those last 10 pounds won’t budge.
If you Google this problem you will find all kinds of reasons and fixes for the problem of those last pesky pounds. You might think your scale is stuck. Your body is doing everything it can to hold onto those last pounds. Experts call it survival. You need to look at your plan. Have you been sneaking in a few extra calories? You may have to reduce the intake a little. On the other hand, what about your exercise? Did you start good but are waning a little—maybe not walking as often or as much? You might have set your goal too low. Wouldn’t that be nice?