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David Binns
My name is David Binns. I began working out three years ago and while I was able to lose weight, I still lacked tone. I began lifting but only showed very small results after a year. Since I have started training with Armen, I have gained about 8 lbs of muscle in a short 3 months. I have more energy, better stamina, and my workout regimen has improved as well to be more rounded. These are things that I tried to do myself by reading books on the subject but that I am now convinced only comes with years experience and an extended education in training. These are both things that Armen possesses and has used to guide me to very favorable results. Using his advice I have improved my diet, and focused on foods that help burn fat and build muscle. My workouts have reached new levels with him pushing me to attain the best results. Armen has also helped me to create a workout schedule for the whole week, not just at personal training. I would recommend personal training to anyone who wants fast results that last.

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Mouthy Mistakes that Cause Belly Trouble

What diet mistakes are you making that slow your weight-loss progress?

Mistakes are a part of life. Everyone makes them. It’s what you do afterward that matters. You can wallow in your shame, blame someone else, continue making the mistake, or you can accept your fault, learn from it, and move forward with hope.

When it comes to dieting, there’s a lot of misinformation people believe. This leads to mistakes they don’t even know they’re making.

You may think you’re doing everything right to lose weight, but for some reason, the scale isn’t going down like you expected. It may be caused by a diet mistake. The solution? Don't give up. Learn from your mistake and make the necessary changes to avoid it in the future. Here are some common mistakes that sabotage your diet efforts.

The Wrong Diet

There are a lot of diets out there that promise quick weight loss. In the long run, going on a fad diet is one of the biggest diet mistakes you can make. Drastically reducing calories or only eating cabbage soup all day leads to weight loss. But at what cost? Do this and expect to damage your metabolism. Consuming fewer than 1,000 calories a day slows your metabolism as your body tries to hold on to whatever energy it can. When you return to a normal diet, your metabolism remains slow, causing you to quickly regain the lost weight, plus some.

Underestimating Calorie Consumption

Weight loss is achieved through a calorie deficit. In other words, when you burn more calories than you eat, you lose weight. How great a deficit you need varies from person to person. If you’re attempting to track calories in your weight-loss efforts, there’s a good chance you’re underestimating how many you’re really consuming. To add to the problem, you’re likely overestimating how many you’re burning through exercise.

The Issue of Snacks

Many dieters make mistakes when it comes to snacking. Either they overdo it on snacks or they don’t snack at all. It’s easy to forget about all the little bites of snacks throughout the day. This mindless eating adds up. On the other hand, neglecting to eat snacks can make it harder to shed pounds. Snacking is an important part of a healthy diet when you snack on nutritious, high-protein foods.

Eating smaller meals at regular intervals during the day helps keep hunger in check and your metabolism humming.

Choosing “Diet” Foods

You try to eat smart. And you think you’re eating the right thing if it’s labeled “diet” or “low-fat.” However, these foods are often highly processed and filled with added sugar to make them taste better. Added sugar equals added empty calories. So don’t avoid fat at all costs. It’s actually helpful, as it helps keep you full. Without it, you’re likely to feel hungrier. As a result, you’ll eat more than you should.

Drinking Your Calories

Liquid calories are easily overlooked or underestimated in your daily calorie count. Calories in soda, alcohol, fancy coffee drinks, and even fruit juice add up quickly. Think fruit juice is a healthy option? It can be. But remember—fruit has sugar and calories. So a glassful can have as much sugar and calories as soda.

Eating Out

If you’re used to fast food, it’s a hard habit to break. You may excuse your addiction. After all, you order a salad. Just be careful. Many fast food salads are loaded with cheese, croutons, fried chicken, nuts, or creamy salad dressings. These all mean lots of calories that do little to help you meet your goals. When you order something besides a salad, keep in mind that restaurants often serve large portion sizes that can be hard to resist.

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