20 Reasons why you are not losing weight

When you lose weight, your body fights back.
You may be able to lose quite a lot of weight at first, without much effort. However,
weight loss may slow down or stop altogether after a while.
This article lists 20 common reasons why you’re not losing weight.
It also contains actionable tips on how to break through the plateau and get things
moving again.

  1. Maybe You Are Losing Without Realizing It
    A weight loss plateau may be explained by muscle gain, undigested food and
    fluctuations in body water. If the scale doesn’t budge, you might still be losing fat.
  2. You’re Not Keeping Track of What You’re Eating
    Keeping a food diary can be helpful when you are trying to lose weight.
  3. You’re Not Eating Enough Protein
    Low protein intake may bring your weight loss efforts to a standstill. Make sure to eat
    plenty of protein-rich foods.
  4. You’re Eating Too Many Calories
    If your weight loss seems to have come to a standstill, it’s possible you may be
    eating too much. People frequently overestimate their calorie intake.
  5. You’re Not Eating Whole Foods
    Make sure to base your diet on whole foods. Eating too much processed food could
    ruin your weight loss success.
  6. You’re Not Lifting Weights
    Strength training is an effective way to lose fat. It prevents the loss of muscle mass
    often associated with weight loss and helps maintain long-term fat loss.
  7. You’re Binge Eating (Even on Healthy Food)
    If you frequently binge on food, it may explain why your scale doesn’t seem to budge.
  8. You’re Not Doing Cardio
    Make sure to do cardio regularly. It helps you burn fat, especially around your
    midsection. Lack of exercise could be one reason for a weight loss plateau.
  9. You’re Still Drinking Sugar
    Avoiding all sugary beverages is an excellent weight loss strategy. They often make
    up a significant portion of people’s calorie intake.
  10. You’re Not Sleeping Well
    Lack of quality sleep is a strong risk factor for obesity. It could also hinder your
    weight loss progress.
  11. You’re Not Cutting Back on Carbohydrates
    If you are unable to lose weight, consider trying a low-carb diet. Many studies show
    that a low-carb diet can be an effective weight loss strategy.
  12. You’re Eating Too Often
    Eating too often may result in excessive calorie intake, curbing your weight loss
  13. You’re Not Drinking Water
    To reduce your calorie intake, drink a glass of water before meals. Drinking water
    may also increase the number of calories you burn.
  14. You’re Drinking Too Much Alcohol
    Alcoholic beverages are generally high in calories. If you choose to drink alcohol,
    spirits mixed with zero-calorie beverages are probably the best options when you are
  15. You’re Not Eating Mindfully
    Always eat mindfully when trying to lose weight. Mindless eating is one of the main
    reasons people struggle to lose weight.
  16. You Have a Medical Condition That Is Making Things Harder
    Medical conditions like hypothyroidism, sleep apnea and PCOS may be hindering
    your weight loss efforts.
  17. You’re Addicted to Junk Food
    If you have strong food cravings or food addiction, weight loss can be very difficult.
    Consider seeking professional help.
  18. You’ve Been Starving Yourself For Too Long
    If you have reached a weight loss plateau, you may simply have been dieting for too
    long. Maybe it’s time to take a break.
  19. Your Expectations Are Unrealistic
    People’s expectations are sometimes unrealistic when it comes to weight loss. Keep
    in mind that losing weight takes time and not everyone can look like a fitness model.
  20. You’re Too Focused on Dieting
    Dieting is not a long-term solution. If you wish to lose weight and keep it off in the long term, focus on adopting healthier lifestyle habits.
    The Bottom Line
    Weight loss is not always easy and numerous factors can bring it to a standstill.
    At the most basic level, weight loss failure occurs when calorie intake is equal to or higher than calorie expenditure.
    Try strategies ranging from mindful eating to keeping a food diary, from eating more protein to doing strength exercises.
    In the end, changing your weight and your lifestyle require dedication, self-discipline, perseverance and resilience.
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