You may think you’re doing everything right, but think again. Weight loss can be tricky. Learn 5 simple reasons that you may not be seeing any results.
You’re doing everything you’re supposed to do, right? You’re eating healthy and you’re exercising, but you just can’t seem to make any progress or lose any weight. Maybe you can’t seem to get rid of those last few inches or unwanted pounds. Well, you’re not alone. Often times people rid themselves of excess weight, but then get stuck. Sometimes the weight just won’t come off and you’re left wondering, “What am I doing wrong?”.
Weight loss can be tricky, especially if you hit a plateau. So, here are 5 common reasons that you may not be seeing any results from your fitness regime.
1.You’re Not Eating Enough
Yes, that’s right. You’re not eating enough. Often times, when people want to loose weight, one of the first things they do is significantly reduce their calorie intake. While it is true that you do need to be in a calorie deficit to achieve weight loss, there is a thin line between the right amount of calories not enough. You don’t want to reduce your caloric intake to the point where your body goes into starvation mode. If you do, chances are you will put on weight, instead of losing it. That leads us to number 2….
2.You’re Not Eating At the Right Times
You’ve heard it before, but there is a good reason that you should be eating 6 small meals a day. Breaking your meals into smaller portions to eat throughout the day keeps your metabolism running properly. It also wards of hunger and regulates your blood sugar. Not only will you be less likely to overeat, because you will feel less hungry, but controlling your blood sugar helps to control your waistline.
3.You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep
Not only does not getting enough sleep throw your metabolism out of whack, but it also makes you tired! If you’re tired, you’re less likely to get your workout in and you’re more likely to give into your food cravings. So make sure you are getting enough sleep each night so that you don’t mess with your body’s natural energy system!
4. You Don’t Have Enough Variety
The benefits that you experience from exercise are a result of your body responding to stress. If you do the same workout day after day, your body will eventually get used to it and it won’t respond. Doing the same routine day after day no longer requires a specialized response from your body meaning that you won’t lose weight or build muscle. So, change it up and the rewards will be plentiful.
5. You’re Too Hard On Yourself
Our bodies are different. Just because you follow the exact same fitness plan as someone you admire, doesn’t mean that you will achieve the exact same results. There are so many factors that play a part in your body composition. The results that you are able to achieve are different from the results of another person. I know that no matter how hard I try, I will never look like (INSERT NAME OF SUPERMODEL HERE) and that’s OK! I’ve learned to be comfortable in my body and I know my own limits. Your body may never get above or below a certain weight, and that’s OK too! Learn to love the skin you’re in and make it work for you!
Keep these simple tips in mind to for weight loss or any other health and fitness goals you may have, and check out how to stop sugar cravings in their tracks!
About Samantha Diane:
Samantha Diane is a certified personal trainer and health and wellness coach who aims to help people live healthier, happier lives through coaching, training and writing. She creates both in person and online fitness, motivation and accountability programs that help people become the best version of themselves.