Nothing is more frustrating than doing all of the right things only to see ZERO results. The body can be a tricky machine, so try not to get discouraged. Sometimes it’s just a matter of trial and error. Sometimes when you take a look at everything that you’re doing you can see where you fall short. Whatever the case may be, I wanted to provide you with some pretty common reasons that you’re not losing weight, even though you feel like you should be.
5 Reason’s You’re Not Losing Weight
- You’re not eating enough. Our bodies aren’t designed to look nice. They are designed to survive. If you cut your calories TOO low then your body is going to hang on to anything you feed it with dear life. Under-eating is never good, even if you have a lot of weight to lose.
- Portion Distortion. Are you eyeballing your portion sizes? Even if you think you have a good eye for the right sized portions, you should be measuring out all your foods, especially if you are a beginner.
- Excessive exercise. Exercise is good, yes. But too much of a good thing isn’t a good thing anymore. Over training can have negative effects on your weight loss efforts. Especially if you are not fueling your body properly. You can’t out-train a bad diet, and if you are under eating + over training you are really going to mess up your metabolism.
- Your “cheat” meal is outrageous. People think a cheat meal is a free for all. The purpose of a cheat meal is to still be able to enjoy the foods you love even though you don’t have them everyday. You still want to practice portion control, and stick to a healthy meal plan for all of your other meals. Too many people use their cheat meal as an excuse to eat a whole days worth of calories in one sitting.
- You’re not as disciplined as you think you are. If being healthy were easy, everyone would do it. It gets easier the longer you stick with it because it becomes a habit and eventually you don’t even have to think about it. But in the beginning, it takes time, planning, and effort. If you think “a bite of this here” and “a bit of this there” won’t matter, you’re probably eating a few too many “bites” that are sabotaging your efforts. If you step and and TRULY evaluate everything you’ve been doing, a lot of the time we realize that we really haven’t been giving it 100%.
Hopefully this was a bit of an eye-opener for you. You can’t expect results for something you didn’t work for. So if you give a poor effort, you will see poor results. Be honest with yourself; if you over-estimate how active you really are or under-estimate how much you are actually eating, you are only hurting yourself. That’s why it is really important to set specific goals, make a detailed plan and stay CONSISTENT with it. Consistency will bring you results, I promise! 🙂