Losing weight is not an easy task. In fact, if you want to lose weight so bad, you should make it your main goal. You should stick to things that you know you should do to accomplish that desired weight. In this article you will find 10 common reasons why you’re not losing weight. So here is the list:
1. You are a Junk food addict.
There was a study back in 2004 that shows that about 20% of people in North America and Europe are addicted to food. And the people who have the problem are using junk food in a very similar way as drug addicts use drugs. If you are seeing yourself in this group of people, consider changing your diet and try to eat less to get some results in weight loss.
2. You are still drinking sugar.
If you think that Coke and Pepsi are the only sugary drinks out there, I have a bad news for you. I bet 90% of the beverages in your local market contain a lot of sugar. Even those “healthy” toning drinks. Don’t forget fruit juices, yes them too. It is much healthier to eat the whole fruit instead of drinking only the juice from it. All these sugary beverages are a significant portion of people’s calorie intake. It is one of the major reasons why you’re not losing weight.
3. You are not sleeping well.
The lack of good sleep is one of the top reasons for obesity. Good sleep is a very important factor for your physical and mental health. To see better results in weight loss, make sure you have good, quality sleep every single day.
4. You are eating too many calories.
Most of the people who are struggling losing weight are simply eating too many calories. To avoid this problem with too many calorie intake, you should try weighing your foods and tracking your calories.
5. You are not eating enough protein.
Low protein intake may get your weight loss efforts to a standstill. Eating protein at 25-30% of calories can boost your metabolism by 80-100 calories per day. If you eat breakfast, make sure it is high in protein. Protein is the most important nutrient for weight loss.
6. You’re not lifting weights.
Weight training is an effective way to lose fat. Consider including weights in your workouts and you should see results, proven. Also, this will help you maintain muscle mass, which is often burned along with body fat if you are not exercising.
7. You’re eating too often.
Studies show that meal frequency has little or no effect on fat burning or weight loss. So that everyone should be eating many small meals during the day is a myth. There is a one effective weight loss method called intermittent fasting which involves deliberately going without food for periods of 15-24 hours or more.
8. You are not drinking water.
I have an article about drinking more water for better results in weight loss. You should read it. I will just say that drinking a glass of water before eating will make your food intake less, which leads to weight loss.
9. You are drinking too much alcohol.
If you like drinking alcohol, it may be best to stick to spirits (like vodka) mixed with zero-calorie beverages. Alcoholic beverages like beer, wine and other sugary alcoholic beverages are high in calories and it’s better to avoid them. Keep in mind that the alcohol itself has about 7 calories per gram.
10. Your expectations are unrealistic.
Weight loss is a slow process. It is very important to not lose patience before reaching your goal, but that goal must be realistic. It is possible to lose weight faster in the beginning and after a while the speed you are losing weight with may slow down.
I hope this article was helpful for you, and remember that changing your lifestyle to a healthier one require dedication, self-discipline and many motivation. Don’t stop pursuing your goals.