Overcome common weight loss barriers.
Fess up: You've got about 100 reasons why now isn't the time to get healthy, right? Consider your excuses busted! Samantha Cassetty, MS, RD, the Good Housekeeping Research Institute's Nutrition Director, and Michelle Blakely, president of Chicago-based personal training company Blakely FIT, address common weight loss barriers and share tips on how to overcome them.
1. Excuse: "I don't have time to cook nutritious meals or exercise."
Solution: Save time on meal preparation without compromising nutrition by purchasing convenient items such as rotisserie chicken, frozen fruits and vegetables, precut produce, and instant brown rice. If you order takeout, check the nutrition information for menu items online before settling on a healthy option, says Cassetty.
Assess how you allocate your time to determine when you can squeeze exercise into your schedule, says Blakely. For three days, log how you spend your day - you may discover that you relax each night in front of the TV for