And how to quickly correct them from today.
We’ve all tried to lose weight at some point in our lives, but everyone sees varying degrees of success and we can be left feeling demotivated when our weeks of hard work don’t pay off. When we’re young it’s easier to make changes and build better habits, but as we age the amount of time we can spend on fitness decreases and it becomes challenging to stay on top of it. In this article, we’ll be going through 5 important reasons you are not losing weight despite how much effort you’re putting in.
1. Your Goal is Not Specific or Measured
Has it ever occurred to you that your goals might not be specific enough? If your aim is just to “get fit” or “lose weight” then it’s difficult to really judge how much progress you’ve made, which can be demoralizing. Try setting yourself measured goals such as “lose a stone”. Or “cut calorie intake by 500”. Now you can actually measure these goals to see that you are making progress or not. This can motivate you to work better and is a fantastic way to stay on track.
2. You Don’t Realise You’re Overeating
A biscuit here and there or some sweets after work can be tempting and seemingly innocent. But those little snacks you’re eating can easily start to build up extra calories that you do not need. In addition, portion control is one of the hardest habits to build. We’re used to eating certain amounts each day and it can feel like you’re starving yourself if you don’t satisfy those cravings. Write down everything you eat, count up the calories and take a good look at the reality of your diet.
3. You Think 2-3 Hrs a Week in the Gym is Enough
Okay, hear me out….. I’m not saying you need to pump 15 hours a week into the gym. If anything, I’m saying the opposite. Working out at the gym is a great start to a new fitness routine, but did you know that the other 165 hours a week are more important when you want to lose weight? Your activity levels, the time you spend going out and even the number of hours you sleep will all have a huge effect on your weight and, when compared to the few hours you spend at the gym, mean a whole lot more to your overall fitness.
4. You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep
Sleep is a major factor in weight loss. It affects your hormonal balance and can help stop cravings. Sleep quality also plays a huge part in how well-rested you feel when you wake up. It can reduce the number of calories you need to eat in the morning just to feel awake again.
5. Your Environment is Not Supporting
Whether it’s friends teasing you to go out for fast food or family members poking fun at your weight, it’s important to surround yourself with positive vibes to assist in your weight loss goals. If your environment doesn’t support you, then it’s going to be incredibly difficult to lose any amount of weight.
There are plenty of factors that prevent us from losing weight. In this blog post you have found 5 important reasons you are not losing weight. We’re ready to help you take action in order to put your fitness back on track and help you lose weight for good. If you’re interested in working with us, hit apply to fill out a form and we’ll get back to you.