Top 10 Reasons You Are Not Losing Weight | Why AM I Not Losing Weight? Common Weight Loss Mistakes
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Why Am I Not Losing Weight? Do you have this question then today will tell you about some common Weight Loss Mistakes
If you’ve been trying to lose weight, you’ve probably started to eat less, exercise more, choose diet foods, avoid fat, or cut down calories. Maybe you’ve done all this and you’re still not achieved your weight loss goal. Or you’ve had short-term results, but the weight keeps coming back and you feel stuck.
To be able to lose the weight for good, it’s important to understand that both your dietary as well as lifestyle habits can really hinder your success, sometimes on a very subtle level.
So, today I’m going to tell you about ten common mistakes that are slowing down your weight loss progress.
Your expectations are unrealistic
Although we all know too well that losing weight takes a lot of time, every time we begin a diet we want to see the results almost immediately. Most people think that only after a week of dieting their body shape will noticeably change. Well, no such thing will happen, because of course, the weight that you have gained over months or years wont shed off in a week or a month.
You are losing weight without realizing it
It’s very common to feel like you’re not losing weight fast enough, despite faithfully sticking to your diet. However, the number on the scale is only one measure of weight change. Weight is influenced by several things, including fluid fluctuations and the amount of food that remains in your system. In fact, weight can fluctuate by up to 4 pounds over the course of a day.
Physical, mental and emotional stress can be one of the biggest culprits for hormone fluctuations, which eventually halts the fat losing process in the body. To reduce stress, you can light candles, have long salt baths at the end of the day and try breathing exercises.
Lack of sleep
Research says that sleep deprivation can hinder fat loss and lead to hunger pangs due to high levels of the hormone ghrelin. This simply means that to keep your stress levels in check and to lose more weight, you need to get enough sleep. When you get enough sleep, you feel less hungry and eat less. Being sleep deprived can lead to overeating and cravings for junk food. Therefore a healthy seven to nine hours of sleep everyday can help you lose weight without struggle.
You are binging on healthy foods
While healthy foods are good for your health, eating too much of them is not going to help you with weight loss. Anything in excess will only do more harm than good. And food, even if its healthy, is calories at the end of the day. So if you have been binging on healthy foods, stop doing that now and you might see some change in your weight loss progress.
You are not lifting weights
Performing resistance training is incredibly important during weight loss.Lifting weights is one of the most effective exercise strategies for gaining muscle and increasing metabolic rate. It also improves overall body composition and boosts belly fat loss.
If you love your cardio and shy away from lifting weights, you need to change your habit, because while cardio helps you lose fat while you workout, lifting weights helps increase your muscle mass. And more muscle means more fat burning capacity. So, next time you hit the gym, try weights instead of cardio.
You have hit a plateau
If you have been following the same kind of diet for too long and have stopped losing those pounds, you need to stop and change the way you eat. Eating too less or too more has an effect on our metabolism and as soon as our body is habituated to a routine, the weight loss journey begins to stall. So if you have hit a plateau in your weight loss journey, replace your current diet and workout with a new one!
If you are one of those who is finding it challenging to loose weight, I am sure you will relate to some of these. Weight loss is a journey, even if you are making a few mistakes, its never too late to get yourself on to the right track. Be consistent, the magic word, this will lead you to your destination.
Share with me your weight loss journey. Always waiting to hear from you.
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