5. You Ate Too Many Carbs

It’s not just how much you ate, but what food group. Let’s face it, if that had been an extra large bowl of kale, you wouldn’t be reading this article.

Carbohydrates might have been the culprit. Was it sugary? Gooey? Then it probably didn’t help your weight loss plans. Your body converts all those carbohydrates into fat and stores them—possibly right around your waistline!

But I don’t want to leave you with the impression that exercise is harmful or just not worth it. Exercise can increase your energy levels, make you more mentally alert, increase your muscle to fat ratio (which interestingly enough can make you LOOK thinner because you appear better proportioned), and help you maintain a healthier heart.

So don’t give up exercise. Just give up on the myths that often surround it. Concentrate instead on the real benefits it can offer – because those are truly worthwhile!

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