Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight

8 May

Scale

Logging food? Check. Regular workouts? Yes. Enough fiber to keep an army regular. Check. So you know how to lose weight!

It is frustrating though when the pounds cling, no matter how hard we try!

You Don’t Drink Enough Water water

We all know how important H2O is when it comes to shedding kilos. It helps to suppress appetite, so you’re less likely to overeat.

But that’s not all : when you are dehydrated, your kidneys can’t function properly, so the body turns to the liver for additional support. Because the liver is working so hard, more of the fat you consume is STORED rather than BURNED OFF.

You Skimp On Protein Protein

Several studies show (and my own diet) that high-protein diets results in more kilos shed.  Protein enhances the feeling of satiety and prevents you losing muscle as you lose fat.  Your body expends more energy to metabolize protein than carbs or fat 🙂  So higher-protein diets make you burn slightly more calories.

How much protein do I need a day? It depends on your weight, but most women should get 40 to 80 grams.  To accomplish that, have yoghurt, eggs, lean poultry or fish, beans, lentils, or almonds. Even protein shakes are great!

You Sit at a Desk All Day Desk worker

I log a solid workout almost every day, but outside of that, my time is mostly sitting infront of a computer.

Getting up and walking for just 2 minutes during each of those hours burns an additional 59 calories a day.  Experts recommend setting at timer on the computer to remind you to move every hour 🙂

You Work Out Regularly Working out

How can an exercise routine make you gain? For starters, people tend to eat more when they work out, either because they feel they’ve earned it or because they are overestimating how much they have burned.  This is especially true in the early stages of a fitness program, when your body is getting used to the decrease in calories consumed and increase in calories burned.

We need to also consume more water, but we forget that we will carry more water weight.  So instead of stressing about what the scale says, simply keep logging your food to ensure you are not over-eating and continue to take in water everyday. So stay active, well-hydrated and off the scale!

REMEMBER TO NOT OBSESS ABOUT THE SCALE, BUT DO MEASURE YOUR BODY WITH A TAPE MEASURE EVERY ONCE SO OFTEN.  THERE WILL DEFINITELY BE A DECREASE IN INCHES, IF NOT ON THE SCALE 🙂

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