Weight Loss Mistakes: This is Why You’re Not Losing Weight

Surprising reasons why you may not be losing weight.

Don’t overestimate your activity. Instead of thinking of healthy food choices and exercising as a chore, think of it as a lifelong investment with never ending returns. Honestly, once you get into the gist of it, you won’t think of it as a big deal.

You Have the Wrong Attitude

Don’t expect immediate results. Weight loss takes some time and hence, some patience. Fret not, you will lose weight. Keep the faith.

 

You’re Sitting Too Much

Why You’re Not Losing Weight

Too much sitting can annihilate your weight loss plans. Fret not; there are plenty of ways to squeeze some physical activity if your job entails long hours of sitting, 

 

You’re Not Sleeping Enough

Why You’re Not Losing Weight

Make sure to get eight hours of quality shut eye. The relationship between sleep and your waist line is simple. Sleep deprivation leads to lack of energy which in turn increases the chances of you consuming a high sugar treat such as a doughnut.

 

You’re Not Doing Enough Cardio

Why You’re Not Losing Weight

You may be exercising, but have you picked the right workout for your said goal? Not all exercises are best suited for weight loss. Exercises such as Yoga and weight training focus more on toning your body as opposed to weight loss.

Cardiovascular workouts, on the other hand, such as jump rope, jumping jacks, high knees and running increase your heart rate and speed metabolism which promotes weight loss.

 

You’re Drinking Packaged Juices and Soft Drinks

This is a rookie mistake. You’re not doing your weight loss goals any favors by consuming packaged juices and soft drinks which are laced with calories and sugar. Ditch these and replace them with ever healthful water.

 

You’ve Reached a Homeostasis

This essentially means you have lost weight and your body feels that it’s at its optimum/ ideal weight. If so, you’re going to have to invest a lot of time into losing further weight.

 

Missing Meals/Starving

This is one of the greatest misconceptions of all time. Starving yourself is not going to help you lose weight. You’re essentially working an appetite which will cause you to binge on unhealthy, high calorie foods whenever you do eat.

 

You Have Unrealistic Expectations

 

 

Poor Portion Choice

Why You’re Not Losing Weight

Health experts suggest eating six small meals a day for optimal health in addition to aiding in weight loss.  Don’t make the mistake of adhering to 3 meals a day, irrespective of whether you’re eating healthy.

 

You're Not Thinking

Why You’re Not Losing Weight

Mindless eating is a lethal practice. You could down a whole farm if you’re brain is not in it. Mindful eating is the name of the game.

 

Emotional Eating

Why You’re Not Losing Weight

Do you convince yourself in the threat of the moment that it’s okay to down a burger given that you’ve been diet conscious as of late?

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