Are you following a strict healthy eating and fitness plan but not losing the weight? Then it is a right time to take a look at what is frustrating on your victory. If you are asking the query “Why Am I Not Losing Weight?”, read below to know the top 6 reasons for not losing weight.
Over-eating, consuming too many calories via foods loaded with carbohydrates, fat, sugar, not getting enough sleep and skipping breakfast are some of the important reasons which prevent your success from the weight loss or fitness plan.
Why Am I Not Losing Weight? Top 6 Reasons
Reason No.1 : Skipping Breakfast:
A research proved that the breakfast skippers weigh more than the breakfast eaters. Many people think that; skipping breakfast or eating less meals will reduce the weight. Actually it is a wrong idea, the truth is when you skip too many meals, every time your body starts to store every calorie you intake; because it convinced that you may be going into starvation mode otherwise.
So, daily start a day with healthy breakfast but be careful while eating them. Make sure your breakfast contain both fiber and protein. You can eat a piece of whole-wheat toast, an egg, dhal, apple, grapefruit, milk, vegetables etc.
Reason No.2 : Not enough sleep:
The human body cannot doing anything at its maximum potential without a regular and proper sleep – which includes losing weight. A tired and worn out body will not only have trouble processing calories, but will instinctively start to store extra fat reserves to cope with the demand of the exhausting lifestyle.
Apart from this, lacking of sleep will increase the stress, slows down the body metabolism and increase the appetite by stimulating the hormone which increases the appetite; ultimately it contribute the weight gain to your body.
According to research, a women who didn’t get enough sleep (less than 5 hours per night) were 32 percent more likely to experience major weight gain of 33 pounds or more when compared to who slept at least 7 hours per night. So, sleep well regularly.
Reason No.3 : Drinking Unhealthy liquids:
The drinks such as alcohol, coffee, tea, sweetened juices, smoothies, sodas are the major sources of weight gain. When you drink these liquid items, you don’t tend to compensate by eating less because most beverages satisfy the thirst and don’t impact the hunger.
So, avoid them and start to drink vegetable juice, fruit juice, skim milk, club soda and most importantly water. Drinking more water helps to burn the fat in your body. So, drink plenty of water for every half an hour.
Reason No.4 : Eating the Food quickly:
This is the another mistake people are committed. No one will give the award for eating rapidly, instead you will end up with overeating than you have planned. So spend at least 15-20 minutes to eat the food and enjoy every bite of the food. It is advisable to take a meal away from the computer or television. If you eat the food by watching them there is a chance for overeating. So, sit and eat on the dinning table and spend some decent amount of time to eat.
Reason No.5 : Stress:
As I have already said, lacking of sleep leads to stress. If you have too much pressure and stress on you, definitely you cannot reach your goals; instead it stimulate the ‘cortisol hormone‘ secretion. The major function of this hormone is; it promotes the storage of fat in your body. Moreover it will cause blood pressure, sugar etc. Due to that you may end up with overeating eventually it will increase your body weight.
So always try to be stress free; relax yourself do meditation or yoga, play some physical games, listen the music, read some good books most importantly spend time with your dear ones. Definitely it will make you to feel better than before. It’s all up to your hand.
Reason No.6 : Avoiding Healthy Fats:
The major misconception among the people is; if we want to reduce weight then we must skip the fats from our diets. Of course, I agree with that; fats are the major source of weight gain. But you need to be aware about one thing. Fats are two types: Healthy Fat and Unhealthy Fat.
The Unhealthy fats are the trans fats, omega 6 fats and processed fats that are used to manufacture the processed foods. These are the major resource to increase the body weight so, you must avoid them and advised to eat healthy fats such as coconuts, fats from the fish, nuts, eggs, olives, animal meats, avocados etc. The healthy fats are significant for cellular function.
Contrary to what you think, the healthy fats never add pounds on your body weight. So without any fear you can eat them; because when compare to the carbohydrates, these healthy fats gives more energy and help to burn the unhealthy fats from your body.
If you are really serious about reducing the weight keep all these things mentioned here in your mind and then you can easily maintain a slim and healthy body and can lead a prosperous life.
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