You thought you had a good plan in place, but the weight just isn’t coming off as fast as you’d like. What could be wrong? At Cōpare, we understand that losing weight is a long-term undertaking. That’s why we partner with you on your road to a slimmer figure and better health.
If your weight-loss journey hasn’t been as smooth as you’d like, maybe you’ve fallen into some not-so-good habits. Watch out for these common pitfalls that can derail even your best-intentioned weight-loss efforts.
1. Failure to plan
Trying to lose weight by the seat of your pants is like trying to drive somewhere new without your GPS — you might not get where you want to go. But having a plan for every aspect of your weight loss — nutrition, meal planning, exercise, and the mental side — helps you reach your goals. We match you with a wellness coach who helps you formulate a detailed plan to address all the lifestyle changes necessary to help you be successful.
2. Ignoring your triggers
Even if you have a solid weight-loss plan and are exercising, your emotional triggers can derail your efforts. That’s why we offer the Inner Diet Personal Assessment System — it helps you figure out the subconscious triggers that lead you to overeat or to choose unhealthy foods. Our empowered Audio Program helps you manage those triggers, conquer cravings, improve your mental outlook, and manage your stress in a positive way.
3. Skimping on protein
Getting enough protein is always important, but especially so when you’re trying to slim down. Protein helps fill you up, so you feel more satisfied and don’t get hungry between meals. Your body needs adequate protein to form hormones, repair your tissues, and build and maintain your muscle mass. It’s important to spread your protein throughout the day, consuming protein sources at each meal. Your nutrition coach can help you plan meals with adequate protein.
4. Too little fiber
Meal planning doesn’t have to be complicated, but eating lots of fiber-rich foods is a must. In a 2015 study, simply increasing their fiber intake — from foods, not supplements — helped people lose weight. Your nutrition coach can help you choose high-fiber foods and incorporate them into your meal plan. Fiber is found only in plant foods, such as whole fruits and veggies, nuts, seeds, beans and legumes, and whole grains.
5. Not exercising
You may be able to lose some weight without exercising, but it will be slow going. The thing is, our bodies were made to move. Physical activity gets your blood flowing, which brings oxygen to all of your tissues. Movement helps your lymph system work properly to remove waste products and toxins from your body. And exercise tones and strengthens your musculoskeletal system, too.
We offer two innovative components to help in your weight-loss efforts. The Cōpare Muscle Program helps you build muscle mass as you lose body fat. As an added bonus, our vibration/oscillation platform stimulates your muscles for extra toning, better circulation, and other benefits.
6. Going at it alone
Flying solo can make losing weight twice as hard and may lead to discouragement. But visiting your personal weight-loss coach at least once a week can provide the support and encouragement you need to stay motivated. Having a weekly weigh-in with your coach provides an extra bit of accountability. And more importantly, your coach is there to answer your questions and cheer you on during rough days.
If you’d like to get started on your weight-loss journey, call Cōpare Weight Loss in Vienna, Virginia, or Rockville, Maryland.