You tried every single diet plan; you choose the healthier food ever. However, you are not losing weight. Plain and simple. You want results faster, but you do not see them.
The main culprit is your “tiny” bad habits that are interfering with your weight-loss goals.
Here are seven common reasons, why you are not losing weight the way you want.
1. Do not Starve Yourself
At the beginning of your weight loss journey, you become super emotional on trying to lose weight fast. One of the mistakes we make is that we think that if you skip meals, you will lose weight fast. The reality is that you will gain weight if you do that. If you skip your lunch, you will eat more at dinner.
Losing weight is a step by steps process. You know you want to see your impressive abs, six pack I should say.
So starving yourself is the worse you can do on trying to lose weight.
2. Stress ( Cortisol – Insulin)
Stress is the well-known culprit of why we do not lose weight. Not only stress make you fat, but it also triggers other health issues.
When your cortisol levels remain high, your body starts to store more fat around your waist.
When you are under pressure, for instance, emotional or life’s problems here come insulin, insulin is the fat storage hormone. So you are stress, your cortisol is high, and this triggers the insulin levels.
3. Drink Enough Water
Stay hydrated is one of the most critical aspects to live a healthy life. When you do not drink enough water you become dehydrated, and you are not able to lose weight, we all know drinking water alone is not going to cause to lose pounds quickly, but if your body is dehydrated, you will not burn fat efficiently.
4. Too Much Cardio – Workout Routine
There are many myths about cardio exercise; if you do only cardio training, you will burn away muscle and fat. We all know cardio is a vital part of an exercise routine, it boosts your metabolism, it also keeps you a healthy heart. However if you do too much cardio your lean muscles disappear, your lean muscles are necessary to increase the metabolism to burn extra calories. Too much cardio with the wrong diet makes you weak. Eventually, you will eat more and more because it increases your appetite, forcing you to overeat to recover your body energy.
5. Wrong Mindset – Not Properly Fueling Before Exercise
As in cardio above, your body needs to be appropriately fuel before an exercise. You should not be underestimated eating before a workout. You will be able to have more energy; therefore you will train longer and harder. If you do not eat your body will take power from your lean muscles, forcing to overeat after the workout. The type of food you eat before the exercise is essential to energizing your whole routine.
6. Not enough time to recover
Stick to a smart workout routine. Alternate different muscles groups every day, when you realize that afterburn and you are feeling your workout the following day, those days focus on distinct muscle groups. Do not do cardio every day or lift weight every day targeting the same muscles group over and over again. Your overall body, your muscles need time to recover. You will burn your muscles doing it that way, and your progress will be comprising. For example workout your entire body one day and the next day cardio, or a rest day. The rest days are vital. Your body needs to recover for the next day. This way you avoid your workouts to become dragging the consecutive days.
7. Eating too much
Overeating is one common reason you are not losing weight, one of the strategies to lose weight is that your body needs to run a calorie deficit, this means merely burn more calories than you consume. Don’t take to the extreme. Overeat doesn’t mean depriving yourself, a balanced diet is crucial in your weight loss journey. Relax, follow your workout diet accordingly to your weight. Dont’s stress your self.
Sometimes a weight loss journey is something that can be hard at some point especially when you want to see results immediately. Don’t be cruel to yourself. Remember losing weight is a step by step process.
Stay Fit & Thrive.