Is Laziness Holding You Back From Losing Weight?!

July 4, 2022

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Are you too lazy to lose weight

Picture this…

You’ve been trying to lose weight for a long time (longer than you’d like) and you’re tired of it. Liek REALLY tired!

You might even believe that you are just not able to lose weight because of laziness, but this is not true! There are many other reasons why people don’t lose weight even though they try very hard:

You don’t really like exercise.

You probably think you do, but the truth is that you are a lazy person who only uses exercise as a means to an end. You only want to lose one pound of fat so you can look better in your swimsuit and attract the attention of other people at the beach.

Or maybe you’re looking for six-pack abs because all your friends have them and they make fun of your belly fat. Or maybe it’s just because exercise makes life better. You feel more energetic, more awake, and more alive after a good workout session! That’s motivation enough for most people to get off their asses and start sweating out some calories.

You (like me love) sleep too much.

You’re not alone: Sleep is the most commonly reported side effect of over-the-counter and prescription sleep aids, and there’s a reason for that: The body needs sleep. We all know this. But how much? And why?

Sleep can help with weight loss because it helps regulate hormones such as insulin and leptin, which affect appetite and satiety, respectively. Other hormones like ghrelin are also regulated during sleep cycles, so if you aren’t getting enough quality shut-eye (which usually means eight hours or more), your body isn’t functioning as it should—and that could mean trouble for your waistline.

You avoid the scale.

You may not want to weigh yourself for a variety of reasons. A core reason is that you don’t want to know how much you weigh or how your weight has changed since the last time you stepped on a scale. The idea of seeing a number on the scale might be intimidating, discouraging, and even motivating—but only if it’s not what you expect. You’re afraid of being disappointed in yourself if the number is higher than expected; you’re afraid that it’ll be lower than expected and thus cause even more disappointment; or maybe it’s just because numbers are difficult for humans to deal with.

You could avoid this problem by weighing yourself less often instead of avoiding it altogether! But unless there’s some serious mental health issue at play here (and there isn’t), I’m going to gently suggest against this approach (and any other “avoidance” strategies).

You’re not eating enough protein.

Protein, the essential nutrient for weight loss.

Protein helps you feel full and stay satisfied longer than carbs or fat. This can help you eat less, which means fewer calories. In addition to keeping you feeling fuller, protein also helps build muscle. Although this can be a benefit if you’re an athlete trying to gain or maintain muscle mass, it’s especially important if your goal is weight loss because excess body fat is often paired with a lack of lean muscle tissue (aka “skinny fat”). By building lean muscles, you create more surface area on your body that burns calories—which means that even when your metabolism slows down after losing weight, it will still burn enough calories to prevent putting all of it back on!

You aren’t meal planning.

Here’s the deal: if you want to lose weight, you need to be eating healthy. And if you don’t have a plan for what you’re going to eat, then it’s easy for unhealthy food choices to creep back into your diet.

The easiest way I’ve found that works is called “meal planning.” It sounds boring and tedious (and it can be), but it also helps keep me motivated because I know exactly what I’m getting myself into when I eat at home. Plus, it helps me avoid eating junk food or fast food because there’s no time between breakfast and lunchtime where I just say “screw it!” and decide on something unhealthy.

Your diet is greens free.

Your diet has no greens in it. Greens are good for you and are packed with vitamins and minerals, making them a great source of nutrients that keep your body functioning normally. They’re also good for your eyesight and can help prevent cataracts from forming later in life. Greens are also great at keeping acne at bay and improving skin tone by increasing blood flow to the face, which makes it appear more radiant as well. They even improve hair growth! Eating dark leafy greens like kale or spinach can boost collagen production; this helps reduce wrinkles on the face while also strengthening nails

Most people who are trying to lose weight have a very difficult time doing so. This is because they are lazy, and if you are one of those people then it might be time for you to change your ways before it’s too late.

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From years of yo-yo dieting and meal prep aversion to the top 2% of global podcast listeners, meal prep cookbook author, macro coach, and meal prep coach.

I'm verona —the macros & meal prep coach for solopreneurs

Verona is a skilled nutrition and meal prep coach. She has been guiding clients on a transformative journey since 2018. Verona uses her expertise in macros, meal prep, and CBT to help people focus on self-care. She also helps them improve their relationship with food. Her own struggles with gut health for two decades led her to a pivotal moment of change. Through her own journey, Verona overcame sugar addiction and yo-yo dieting. She discovered the key to true freedom from strict eating habits. Now, she dedicates herself to helping others break free from dieting. She also helps them escape boring meal planning. 

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