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3 Easy To Follow Weight Loss Diet Tips

You may or may not know this, but in addition to being a personal trainer I’m also a massage therapist.

I primarily deal with people who have issues.  No fluffy spa massages here, primarily deep tissue, sports, etc.  I have worked with all levels of athletes from weekend warrior to collegiate to semi-professional and professional.  But the bulk of my clientele are men and women who have back problems.

All sorts of pain, whether it’s minor, major, one-time incidents or recurring pain, but there are some commonalities.

If someone tells me their upper back or neck is bothering them, I usually know right where to look because most muscles hold knots and pain in the same areas.  It’s a very strange thing, but that’s just what I’ve found over the last 10 plus years of being a massage therapist.

I see the same issues with clients when it comes to nutrition and having trouble losing weight.

There are a few things that pretty much everyone does, whether they know it or not.

So today and tomorrow I’m going to let you in on the 3 most common nutrition mistakes that I see most of my clients making.

1.  Fail to plan.  I read a lot of business books and there’s one common element in all of them.  It’s a goofy catch phrase, but it makes a lot of sense and it carries over into this topic.

“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”  What that means is if you don’t sit down and have a plan of action, you won’t succeed.

It doesn’t mean you need to sit down and plot out your entire life when it comes to eating, all it means is you need to do a little thinking ahead.

Do you know that you have a busy week with all sorts of kids’ activities or long hours of work?  Plan ahead by preparing some on-the-go snacks and making your meals ahead of time so you won’t feel the need to stop at the drive-thru or rely on comfort food.

Here are just a few ideas for you:

1A)  Bake a bunch chicken or turkey breast, then you have them ready to cut up and put them on a bed of lettuce along with some broccoli, slivered almonds and cucumber and light dressing for a very healthy lunch or dinner.

1B)  Pack some homemade trail mix including raw almonds, cashews, raisins, etc. to snack on while you’re driving.

1C)  If you know you have a party to go to over the weekend, or any time during the week plan ahead by making sure you eat a healthy, fiber containing, protein packing snack before you leave the house.

If you go into a social eating situation hungry, you’re much more apt to eat poorly and 99.9% of the time parties don’t have healthy foods.

Have some all-natural peanut butter on some whole-wheat bread, or take a container of that homemade trail mix with you to snack on while you’re driving to the party.

1D)  The night before your hectic day, get your breakfast and lunch ready so you don’t have to worry about it the day of.

If you think ahead and make things as easy to follow as humanly possible, there are fewer excuses you can make for yourself.

If you have fewer excuses, you have fewer reasons to fall.

Have a great day!

The Fit Dad

P.S. – Be sure to stay tuned tomorrow where I’ll go over the 2nd easy to follow diet tip…what low carb means and why it’s so misunderstood.

P.P.S. – This tip is just a small, tiny little fraction of what I cover in the nutrition portion of Fat Loss To Go.  It’s loaded with all sorts of fat fighting and healthy nutrition habits that you need to focus on, not only if you want to lose weight, but if you want to stay healthy.  Check it out at www.FatLossToGo.com

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