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WHY AM I STILL GAINING WEIGHT?

“Nothing changed, yet I am gaining weight?!?” 

Even though you are quarantined in your house, you have been doing a great job at not hitting the pantry every 5 minutes.  You are skipping on the candy, cakes, and cookies… yet … the damn scale keeps going up … up … up! 

Reasons why you could be gaining weight: 

  1. Stress 

  2. Lack of sleep 

  3. Hormone imbalance 

  4. Loss of muscle

With the increase in stress from worrying about the virus, the economy, your kids that are now constantly home… your stress level can be a major reason you have increased your weight.

Add to that decreased rest from all the worry ….  And of course decreased muscle mass from inability to go to the gym.  How the hell do you not gain weight?

Luckily, I have an answer for you.  Here are three things I do daily to balance this out. 

  1. Yoga - daily I spend at least 10 minutes doing basic yoga stretches.  Just go to You Tube and enter daily yoga and you will find a ton of videos on how to do some basic moves. This will help drop the stress level. 

  2. Meditation - every night before I close my eyes, I listen to another meditation video on you tube to clear the mind. My favorites are the gratitude meditations that have you focus on the positive things and leave you with a more restful sleep.

  3. At home personal training - unsure how to keep all that muscle mass you gained while at the gym?  You have 0 weights at home, how do you keep the muscle? Simple answer is using your own body weight. Start simple with push-ups, squats, and lunges and notice a difference right away.

Weight loss and weight maintenance can be difficult in times like these so keep your head clear and your body moving.

For more personalized training and plans please feel free to reach out. I would love to help customize this for you!

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