Wednesday 25 January 2023

Top 3 Reasons You Aren’t Losing Weight

At the beginning of every year, we like to set ourselves some goals or challenges. One of the most common of which is to try and lose weight. You want to become a healthier version of yourself, and should be applauded for that. Unfortunately, you’ve been trying to lose weight for a while - or you tried before in the past - and the results just aren’t there. You’re following workout plans and you’ve got a diet nailed down, yet the pounds just are not leaving your body. 
Why is this happening? In 99% of cases, it’s down to one of these reasons: 

You’re not moving enough
Sure, you’re following a diet, but that’s only half of the weight loss equation. In the simplest way possible, you will lose weight by burning more calories than you take in. A diet helps you restrict the calories entering your body. However, this won’t mean you start burning more calories. 
If you’re not active enough, you can still consume more calories than you burn - or the same amount. Sometimes, you’re burning a tiny bit less, but not enough to have an impact. The solution is simple; be more active. Start walking more and spend less time stationary. This will help you burn extra calories to push you over the weight loss line. 

You’re eating too many snacks
Again, you’ve got a fairly decent diet in the sense that your meals are planned out and healthy. You’re also being active, so why are you still failing to lose weight? In many cases, it’s down to what you eat between meals. 
You think your diet is healthy, but you’re snacking on things that are really high in calories. Packs of crisps, a chocolate bar here and there - even some nut bars are high in calories! You don’t think about the snacks as real food because they aren’t part of your meals. But, they add extra calories to your daily intake, meaning you’re not going to lose weight. Cut down on snacks - eat fruit or veg instead. Something like sliced cucumber or carrot sticks will fill you up but won’t contain many calories

You’re too inconsistent
Finally, the biggest reason people don’t lose weight is inconsistency. You exercise and are really good with your diet for a week, maybe even a month or two. Then, you stop. For whatever reason, you start working out infrequently and turn to more and more snacks. A lack of consistency means you are never going to see positive results. 
Try to find the motivation to keep on track. The idea isn’t just to reach a weight-loss goal but to maintain it and continue living a healthy life. Consider looking into personal training for weight loss if you’re really struggling. Working with a trainer could help you develop more motivation to carry on going until you see results. 

If you’re one of those people that avoids working out because you’ve tried it before and never lost weight, this post is for you. Understand the main reasons you aren’t losing weight and you can work on fixing them. After all, it’s a pretty simple equation: consume fewer calories than you burn, and you will lose weight.

*This is a collaborative post*


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