Today I am going to share 10 Reasons Why You Are Not Losing Weight. Today’s article is going to most interesting. So don’t quite reading till end.
Losing weight is something that requires a lot of information, dedication, and willpower. Many times you will notice that at first, the weight loss is much faster, while as the months begin to pass everything becomes slower.
It is extremely frustrating to see that your results are of no use, especially if you eat very well and exercise often.
If you feel that you have reached a point where your body refuses to lose weight, it is never a bad idea to consult your doctor, as there may be other causative factors. Additionally, this list may also help you with some clues.
10 Reasons Why You Are Not Losing Weight
1. You Don’t Get Enough Sleep
Sleeping less than 7 or 8 hours makes our body chronically tired. When feeling this way, the body releases cortisol, the stress hormone, something that causes the body to store more fat and also have more desire to eat caloric foods.
2. You Think You Spend a Lot of Calories In The Gym
We are all guilty of this thought: I spent an hour in the gym so I can eat that hamburger or that piece of cake. While we spend a lot of calories when we exercise (depending on the intensity) that hamburger may actually have many more calories than you think.
3. You Eat Very Fast
When we eat too fast, in less than 20 minutes, in general, we don’t give our brain time to process the fact that we just ate. This is how you can consume all the calories you need and be just as hungry since the brain feels that it has not eaten.
Start small and try, next time, take 10 or 15 minutes. Talk or drink some water in between if necessary.
4. You Do Not Exercise
When we do not exercise our caloric expenditure is much lower and in general, we have less muscle mass. Muscle mass is incredible because, in addition to making us look toned, it causes us to burn more calories even at rest. If you exercise, you can also eat a little more and still manage to lose weight.
5. You Have Been Exercising In The Same Way For a Long Time
Our body is a perfect machine and therefore it is not strange that it adapts easily to different exercises. The problem is that when the body adapts, the exercise becomes easy and no longer burns as many calories as before. Always try to perform different or more intense exercises even if they are of short duration.
6. There Is a Lot Of Hidden Sugar In Your Diet
The life of dieters is hard: because even if you choose a low-fat or fat-free food, you will most likely have more grams of sugar than the ‘no light’ version. The reason? producers want the taste to remain the same (and the fat usually tastes good), so they turn to higher amounts of sugar. Read the labels carefully.
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7. On The Weekend You Give Yourself Permission For Everything
We all know this story: 5 days eating well and then on the weekend you tell yourself that a hamburger won’t hurt you. And it’s true, only one doesn’t hurt anyone.
The problem is that it turns into two hamburgers with bacon, chips, a pizza, and a bottle of wine. A few hours and thousands of calories later you realize that you just threw away all the progress of the weekend.
Instead, and not to deprive yourself, choose one or two meals that you like (and are not healthy) and eat them during the weekend, but the rest of the day try to follow your diet in a normal way.
8. You Drink Too Much Alcohol
Surprise! Alcohol has large amounts of sugars and for example, a margarita or a pina colada can contain up to 30 grams of sugar (the equivalent of almost 8 teaspoons of sugar). This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t drink, but you may want to order something with less sugar.
9. You Are Not Eating Enough
If you are not eating enough calories your body will go into hibernation mode and refuse to lose weight. Our body is designed to survive so if you do not receive enough food you will refuse to lose weight and also keep everything you eat in the form of fat. Time to help your metabolism a little and eat more.
10. Much Of Your Caloric Intake Is Done During The Night
The problem with eating the biggest meal of the day during the night is that you will not have time to use those calories. On the other hand, if you eat a great breakfast or a great lunch, you will most likely move during the day or even go to the gym at some point. You prefer to make this change and you will see results soon.
Remember to be patient and not give up. It took time to gain weight and it will take time to lose weight. Just be sure to get advice from a nutritionist and eat healthy amounts of food. Eating little or starving will never be the answer
Dr. Aditya Gupta is a highly accomplished Indian doctor with extensive experience in the field of neurology. Born and raised in New Delhi, India, Dr. Gupta completed his medical degree from the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), followed by his postgraduate studies in neurology from the same institution.