Have you recently embarked on a weight loss journey and been discouraged by your results? Did you expect to have dropped a few more pounds by now but seem to not be making any real progress when it comes to numbers on the scales? It can be really disheartening when you expect to see a lower number but are greeted by the same figure you have seen before. Perhaps there are things you are doing that aren’t particularly conducive to weight loss. Here are fourteen reasons why you aren't losing weight.
It may be a case that your hormones are unbalanced, and a result of this unbalance is that your body isn’t letting go of fats and calories in the way that your exercise level might suggest. Your metabolism could be messed up.
2. Vitamin D
Perhaps you are not getting enough Vitamin D in your diet? It is a vital vitamin for speeding up metabolism, and it could be the culprit if you spend a lot of time indoors.
3. Wrong Exercise
You might be exercising, but not in a way that is most productive for weight loss. The best way to do it is the HIIT way; short bursts of intense activity to get the metabolism going.
4. Bad Digestion
There could be a problem with your gut health. If there is a bacteria imbalance, then you might not be getting all of the best nutrients from your healthy diet.
You might be restricting your diet, but if you are also still be very inactive and not moving about much, you are going to have a much harder time shifting that weight.
You still haven’t quite got that diet balance right in your life. It might be a case of eating healthier food than you used to, but still over shooting it in terms of portion size.
7. Not Chewing
Try to chew your food a lot more than you currently are. The more liquidised food can be before it enters the digestive system, the better it will be for your weight loss!
If you are stressed it can have a big impact on your weight loss efforts. Long-term stress leads to high cortisol levels in the body, which in turn contributes to fat storing around your midsection.
9. No Sleep
Perhaps you aren’t getting enough sleep on a regular basis. If so, then your body is not being given enough to repair from exercise.
10. Fad Diets
Don’t fall into the trap of trying the latest fad diet, because those types of diets are never sustainable. You are much more likely to fall off the wagon.
11. Eating out
You are in the habit of eating out too many times week rather than cooking at home. If you cook your own food, you have control of the nutritional value of the food and the portion size.
12. No Protein
Perhaps you aren’t adding enough protein to your plate. Protein is vital for balancing out your blood sugar which in turn helps to prevent hunger cravings.
13. Avoiding Good Fats
You see the word fat and you run a mile, but in fact, ‘good fats’ are something that you need in order to keep your body running properly. They help to lower your cholesterol and balance your hormones.
14. Unhealthy Liver
Your liver might be operating in a sluggish way, struggling to process substances, toxins, hormones etc. You might benefit from a cleanse.