At the beginning of the year, you decided to make fitness a priority. You bought new workout clothes and stocked up on your favorite PI supplements. You were pumped! For the first few weeks, things were great. You were feeling energetic, looking slimmer, and working your way to becoming a better you! However, the honeymoon stage soon wore off. You’re not noticing definition in your muscles, and you’ve stopped dropping weight. WHY?
- You’re not factoring in alcohol
One reason you may not be seeing the results you want is one that no one likes to hear: You are not factoring in your alcohol intake. When you drink, your body tries to get rid of the alcohol quickly because it sees it as dangerous and wants to use it as fuel. Your body then stops using carbs for energy and starts using the alcohol. Therefore, although very little alcohol will be stored as fat (less than five percent), the fat and carbs you eat have an increased risk of being stored as fat.
So, wait? Can I not drink alcohol if I want to lose weight? No, you can continue drinking alcohol. Just drink in moderation. The above facts are for alcohol consumption after two drinks. Just make sure that, when you go out for a fun night, you watch how much you drink!
- You don’t take supplements
Using high-quality natural supplements, such as the Performance Inspired Nutrition products, is one of the best ways to get fit for summer 2019. Fuel your routine with the Explosive Pre-Workout formula, maximize your muscle recovery with a Post-Workout BCAA, or improve your performance by adding a Whey Protein supplement to your diet.
- You have too much body fat covering your abdominal wall
Low body fat is the most important component to a visible six-pack. If you have too much subcutaneous body fat covering your abdominal area, then no matter how many hours of crunches or leg raises you do, you won’t be able to see your six-pack.
To fix this, clean up your diet. You need a smart meal plan to lower your body fat percentage and uncover your abs. Otherwise, all your hard work in the gym won’t count! Stop going to McDonald’s and getting the hash browns for breakfast and drink a PI protein shake instead!
Faithfully adhering to these three tips should slowly give you the results you long to see. If you feel like you have hit the fitness plateau for good, visit pi-nutrition.com/how-to-break-a-fitness-plateau/ for more ideas on how to break it.
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