Reasons why weight loss is not working for you!


  1. You’re Eating Too Many Calories

If you’re not losing weight, then you should get into the habit of weighing your food intake

Here are some helpful resources:

  • Calorie calculator — Use this tool to figure out how many calories to eat.
  • Calorie counters — It helps you keep track of your calorie and nutrient intake.

If you’re trying to reach a certain nutrient goal, like getting 30% of your calories from protein. By tracking is also important without this, it is impossible to achieve your goals.

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2. You Need To Cut Off Too Many Carbohydrates Intake.

If you want to lose so much weight, and/or if you have metabolic problems like type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, then you may want to consider a low-carb diet.

Low-carb diets can also lead to development in many metabolic markers, such as triglycerides, HDL cholesterol and blood sugar.

3. You’re Not Drinking Enough Fluid (Water)

Drinking water helps boost your metabolism, cleanse your body of waste, and acts as an appetite suppressant. … What can you do to make sure you’re drinking the recommended eight to ten eight-ounce glasses per day to keep yourself hydrated and encourage weight loss.

In one 12-week weight loss study, people who drank half a litre (17 oz) of water 30 minutes before meals lost 44% more weight.

4. You’re Eating Too Much

Learn how to eat many, small meals each day in order to boost metabolism and lose weight. You can try using portion plate to reduce large intake of meals.

The studies actually show that meal frequency has little or no effect on fat burning or weight loss.

5. You’re Not Getting Enough Protein

On the journey to weight loss, protein is very essential to your diet because it helps you feel full longer.

Eating protein at 25-30% of calories can boost metabolism by 80-100 calories per day and make you automatically eat several hundred fewer calories per day. It can also reduce cravings and desire for snacking.

Studies show that eating high-protein breakfast reduces hunger and have fewer cravings throughout the day.

6. You’re Not Exercising (Cardio)

To lose weight you need to burn some calories, exercise is the best way to achieve this, because it helps burn off some extra calories.

Cardio (as in running, jogging, swimming, etc) is one of the most effective ways to improve your health. It is also very effective at burning belly fat, the harmful “visceral” fat that builds up around the organs and causes disease.

7. You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep

Sleep is beneficial and plays an important role in your physical and mental health.

Researchers at Columbia University found that people who sleep less than seven hours per night are heavier, gain more weight over time, and have a harder time losing weight!

8. Obsessed With Junk Foods

The term “junk food” refers to any food that is high in calories and saturated fat, salt or sugar with little nutritional value. It is also usually loaded with unhealthy food additives like monosodium glutamate (MSG). Junk food causes obesity for these reasons.

If you are addicted to junk food, then simply eating less or make changes to your diet. You can also get some help if you’re concerned about your addiction to junk foods.

9. Consuming Too Much Alcohol

Your body won’t metabolize sugars and fats as efficiently during the metabolism of alcohol, and drinking heavily can cause your metabolism to slow. This can contribute to weight gain, as can the empty calories found in alcohol.

If you like alcohol but want to lose weight, then it may be best to stick to spirits (like vodka) mixed with a non-caloric beverage. Beer, wine and sugary alcoholic beverages are very high in calories.

10. Medical Conditions

Some medical conditions can drive weight gain and make it much harder to lose weight.

These include hypothyroidism, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and sleep apnea according to studies.

If you think any of this applies to you, then speak to your doctor about your options.

I hope these tips help you understand the reasons why you’re not losing an inch!

Published by thatblackirishfitgirl

Welcome to my Blog, I post everything relating to health, nutrition, and fitness. My name is Bola! I'm a Certified sport scientist. Thanks for stopping by!

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