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Fit Life with Stephen Cabral
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One of my clients asked me about WHAT NOT TO DO when it comes to trying to lose weight.

7 Deadly Sins of Weight LossThis is really important since you may think you're on the right track to getting into shape, but little do you know that many of the things you're currently doing could be sabotaging your success!

So to help you out with this issue I came up with 7 of my top tips for what to steer clear of, and I'd like to share them with you today.

So let's get right to The 7 Deadly Sins of Weight Loss:

1. Inflammatory Foods

The big problem with this one is that you may have no idea that the food you thought was healthy for you is actually killing your weight loss hopes! Seriously, we've been led to believe that processed wheat flour is actually a whole grain and is good for us... I have news for you processed wheat flour is not your friend when it comes to total health and weight loss.

2. Cardio

Yes, I said cardio. The days of doing long distance cardio for an hour to lose weight is super inefficient and is a band-aid approach to getting in shape. It works for a while and then your body adapts, injuries set in, your metabolism drops, and the results stop coming.

3. Mini-Cheats

"Mini-cheats" are what I call cheat meals that sneak in day-in and day-out, either without you being aware of them or just thinking that they don't matter. Trust me, they do matter, and although no single one will make a huge difference it's the cumulative effect that is devastating and leaves you scratching your head trying to figure out ...    Continue

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@ 11:34am ET on May 26, 2014 Cardio? I know many people, who are running many years and are very slim and healthly all the time. I don't belive this new "myth".
And their body aren't fat slimming. My sister is the best example.
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