Are you struggling to lose weight? Do you think you’re doing everything right, but your weight still does not change? If you are having these difficulties, this article will help you, as in it I discuss the 7 biggest reasons you are not losing weight.
Many of us have made the decision to lose weight. We follow some methods or programs and, of course, expect to see results quickly. Often, however, this does not happen and we become unmotivated, giving up on our goal of losing weight. Lack of results is one of the biggest factors in giving up on weight loss. It can even cause weight gain.
Although our bodies are not machines, most of the time an inability to lose weight has an explanation. In this article, we are going to talk about the 7 biggest reasons you are not losing weight.
1 – You’re Eating Too Many Calories
It’s no secret that if you want to lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories. One of the main reasons why people don’t lose weight is that they underestimate their calorie intake. This study shows a high discrepancy between self-reported and actual caloric intake.
I usually suggest not counting calories and, instead,measuring food by hand. However, if you are not losing weight, even on a diet, you are probably eating more than you should. In this case, I suggest that you weigh your foods and track your calories, at leastfor a couple of weeks.
Here are some helpful resources:
- Calorie calculator — Use this tool to determine how many calories you should eat.
- Calorie counter — Use the MyFitnessPal tool to keep track of your calorie and nutrient intake.
I’m not saying to be obsessed with numbers because that is not a positive thing for your motivation and focus. I’m saying to keep an eye on what you eat to ensure that you are on track.
2 – Not Eating the Proper Foods
Many people try to lose weight simply by eating less. This should work if the food they eat is quality food (i.e., if they’re not eating just one Big Mac instead of two, or eating just half a pizza).
To lose weight,you should consume the right amount of healthy fat, protein, and carbs. My suggestion is to follow a ketogenic diet. For that, you should adjust your macro intake to75% fat, 20% protein, and 5% carbs.
A lack of protein can also be one of the reasons why you are not losing weight. Your protein consumption should be at least 20% of your calorie intake. This amount of protein will boost your metabolism and make you eat fewer calories per day.
Protein has a great appetite regulation effect, making you eat less and also reducing cravings and your desire for snacking.
For these reasons, and to boost your weight loss, you should eat a breakfast loaded with protein.
If you are constantly loading your meals with carbs or if you are lacking in protein and fat, you will not lose weight.
3 – Not Cutting Carbs
The best diet to begin losing weight fast is the ketogenic diet. Basically, the ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet. Cutting carbs and replacing them with good fats will turn your body into a fat shredder.
One study found that people on a ketogenic diet lost 2.2 times more weight than did those on a calorie-restricted low-fat diet.
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4 – Not Exercising Enough
Exercising is essential to losing weight and maintaining a healthy body. You can try all the diets in the world but without the minimal amount of exercise, your body will not respond as well as it should.
Busy people with little free time can get in a great workout of between 15 and 30 minutes. If you’re able to do this every day, that’s great. Otherwise, try to work out at least 3 times per week.
To burn fat, you don’t need fancy equipment or to spend 2 hours at the gym. You can do it at home! However, if you have the free time to do it, go for it!
If you don’t want to go to a gym or do bodyweight work at home, you can opt for running. This is a great way to strengthen your cardiovascular system and burn fat. If you have been following me, you know that I am a former track runner and am passionate about running.
If you have never run in your life, now is a great time to start. Follow my tips and enjoy.
5 – Not Having a Good System
Most of the diets promoted by “health experts” are a waste of time mainly because they don’t address cellular inflammation. This can lead to the poor results you’ve been getting when you put them into practice.
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6 – Not Getting Enough Sleep
Lack of sleep can lead to higher stress levels and a lack of motivation to stay on a weight-loss diet.
Often, people don’t relate lack of sleep with weight gain, but they are very connected.
Because if you don’t get proper sleep, your body will feel more tired every day. With tiredness, your stress levels increase.
High stresslevels and low blood sugar levels can trigger the adrenal glands to produce cortisol.
High cortisol levels can increase the appetite. With a lack of sleep and lack of motivation, you will certainly eat some bad and sugary “poison.” If you consume more calories than your daily caloric requirement, your body goes into fat storage mode!
You don’t want to turn your body into a fat storage machine! You want your body to become a fat shredder.
7 – Lack of Consistency
Like most things in life, you must be consistent to see results. If you want to lose weight, you must follow the steps every day. Following a diet plan for 2 days in a row and then having a “sugary” day will not work. Your body will be confused and will not respond asit should.
It’s pretty obvious that if you are cutting carbs and you go for a cheat day by consuming a large number of carbs, your body will respond with an almost immediate weight gain. In some cases, people have gained 6 pounds of water weight simply by having 1 cheat day full of carbs.
Don’t give up even if you’re truly tired of working out or even if you want that bag of chips! Being consistent will lead you to great results!
Let’s face it: there are probably thousands upon of thousands of diet programs out there and it’s very difficult to decide which one you need to follow in order to finally achieve your goal… to lose weight and burn extra pounds as fast as possible.
While some of them might work, the vast majority are fads and usually don’t work the way the so-called “weight-loss experts” claim.
What’s more, most diet programs take months before you can enjoy decent results, and you must admit that this time frame is excessive.
Nobody wants to wait THAT long!
Now, what if I told you that you could lose 6-12 pounds in just 7 days starting from today?
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