Are you currently in a situation where you are doing everything that you think it takes to lose weight, but every time you step on the scales you hardly seem to be making any progress? If you are, then believe me, you’re not the only one! There are plenty of women across the world who are in the same position as you are, and the only thing that you need right now is answers, and fortunately I am here to provide some! Here are some of the most common reasons you aren't losing weight.
1. Extra Bites
Maybe you are only counting the calories of the three main meals that you have every day, and are forgetting about all of those extra bites, sips, licks, and tastes that you are taking at work, at your friend’s house, at the pub, when you are out shopping etc. Those forgotten calories can really add up at the end of the week, so try to be more strict with yourself.
You try really hard to stay on top of things Monday to Friday, but when the weekend comes around you reward yourself by indulging in a few too many treats and ignoring your workout routine. Some indulgence is fine, but not to the extent where you are piling on more calories on Saturday night than you would burn on Monday morning at the gym.
It doesn’t matter if you are only eating healthy foods, overeating is still overeating! Just because something is lower in calories, it doesn’t mean that you can eat just as much of it as you would have a single candy bar or a burger. These calories still have to be counted inside the body, whether they come from a nut butter or real butter!
You might be doing better with the actual foods that you choose, but not paying attention to the actual portion sizes that you are eating. All those extra calories from too big a meal will obviously be detrimental to your overall net loss. Don’t make it harder for yourself by eating too much of anything, even if you think it is healthy.
Sure, you do to the gym on Mondays and Wednesdays, but that doesn’t really count for anything if you are too inactive on the other days of the week. You should be moving around as much as you can. Don’t think that you can lounge around all day on Thursday because you did thirty minutes on the treadmill the day before. It’s an ongoing process!
Feelings of chronic stress and anxiety can be a really detrimental factor when it comes to weight loss. Stress hormones are linked to an increase in appetite, so the worse you feel, the more inclined you will be give in to your emotions and comfort eat from time to time.