It just gets disappointing day by day when you follow tons of diets plans and exercises, and still end up losing nothing but the time you have wasted on it.
You ask yourself this question every often now and then that why am I not losing weight? OR If there are any way to get your desired weight? OR what were the causes that led the numbers on the scale to not move? Umm, there might be these tiny mistakes that you simply can be making that don’t seem to be so obvious; however, don’t seem to be letting you accomplish your required weight.
Come, let’s have a glance at them.
1. You Are Neglecting Your Water Consumption
Okay, let’s be honest here how many times has it happened that you’ve followed a strict diet, an exercise regime even counted your calories but have you ever paid attention to the amount of water you’ve consumed this whole time?
The answer probably is a no; because no one pays attention to water consumption, all the focus is on is their diet and exercise.
Our body’s mechanism works in a whole new different way to increase your metabolism your body demands water.
A healthy weight loss program consists of 1 to 2 liters of water daily.
So how does water helps you lose weight? Hmm, here’s the answer:
- Help reduce hunger
- Keeps your body hydrated
- Fastens your metabolism
- Improves the body’s ability to burn fat
- Keeps you full
You see, this is how the right consumption of water can help you through, with your reason for not being able to lose weight. So next time you follow a diet, don’t forget to drink lots and lots of water.
2. You Are Up Taking Too Many Calories
You might think having healthy food is just enough for you to lose weight, but in reality, it’s not.
Usually, what people do is they eat a lot of food, thinking that since it’s a healthy diet, its okay for them to eat as much as they can.
This is where the entire problem begins. If you are not keeping the record of what you are consuming and how many calories does that particular food item has, there’s no point for you to follow a diet.
Even the healthy low carb foods you are taking needs to be weighed before you take it.
If you are not losing weight, you must try to weigh your food and count the calories you are taking, keeping track of it will be so helpful, and the results will be commendable.
Suppose you are to add that 30% of protein to your diet how are you going to do it when you don’t even have a clue of how much calories and healthy nutrients your food has. You surely need a calorie counter to keep a record of it.
3. You Are Not Taking Enough Protein
People these days think to have a low carb diet, fruits, and vegetables are all you need to lose weight, but little do they know how much protein can help them lose weight.
This usually ends up being a factor why you were not able to lose weight. Consuming protein at 26 to 30% can increase the metabolism and help lose 150 to 200 calories per day.
Trust me that’s something you probably didn’t know but wait there’s more to it; eating more protein helps in
- Reducing your appetite
- Boosts metabolism
- Lowers blood pressure
- Lessens cravings
Just add protein to your diet and leave the rest to it. It’ll do wonders for your body.
4. You Are Not Getting Enough Sleep
Not getting sleep is a crucial thing; not only does it affect your physical health but also mental health. If you are not losing weight, one of the factors must be that you are not getting enough sleep.
You might be wondering how it is even related. Well it has a pretty simple science behind it that is
- Lack of sleep causes a hormonal imbalance that leads to an increase in appetite
- Adults with bad sleeping patterns have a 55% higher chance of becoming obese
- More sleep means burning more calories (scientifically proven)
Lack of quality sleep is a major risk that needs to be gotten rid of in order to lose weight.
5. You’ve Hit A Plateau/ Stage
You need to understand that your body can get used to the same diet or exercise routine that helped you lose weight the first time. It won’t give you the same results the second time. Our bodies eventually hit the plateau that too because we are:
- Opting same exercise routine
- Not consuming enough calories
- Same old diet
You can easily get out of this phase. All you need to do is push your limits. Try to walk more, do more cardio, revise your diet plan, and track your calorie intake.
6. Increased Stress Rate
By now, you know quite well how sleep is co-related with weight gain and not weight loss. Stress is the second most important thing that goes hand in hand with no weight loss. Increased stress rates have negative effects on our body; stress causes:
- Increased appetite
- Lower body fat
- Skipping exercise
- Sleep deprivation
- Binge eating/ emotional eating
Okay, let’s be honest here; we often consume food when we are unhappy or stressed, and it eventually makes us feel better.
Meanwhile, we forget that this does not help us lose our weight rather makes us put on extra fat. So the key is to stress less and consume less food.
You Might Have Any Medical Condition
You may have no idea about it, and often when you think of why you are not able to lose weight, the answer lies by your side; your medical conditions.
Some people have these medical conditions, which results in them not losing weight, and they are stuck.
These medical conditions can be:
- Medication to treat diabetes
- High blood pressure medication
- Steroid medications
- Thyroid conditions
Some factors might also affect our weight loss results like genes, hormones, our activity levels, age-related changes, etc.
A pro tip: Try to eat mindfully, eat without distractions, chew slowly and enjoy your meal, this will trick your mind that you’ve eaten a lot and that you are full.
Losing weight is never easy; it requires a lot of hard work and dedication, but if someone still doesn’t get why they are not able to shed those extra pounds, then they have come to a standstill, but all they need to do is to continue their struggle.
Try starting from conscious eating and try to keep a track record, get more sleeping and reduce stress by doing simple yoga exercises less, from taking more protein to pushing your limits. In the end, ever-changing your weight and your lifestyle require dedication, efforts, and self-discipline.
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