10 Common Reasons You're Not Losing Weight
Losing weight or body fat is a common goal when you start at the gym. Usually, the weight starts to come off quickly then you seem to plateau. What you're doing isn't working anymore but you can't figure out why.
Here are the top ten reasons we find our members stop losing weight/body fat and how to address them
The Scale is Lying to You
It is common for the scale not to budge for a few days or weeks at a time.
It is also common for your weight to fluctuate a few pounds each day depending on your undigested food, water retention, and what your hormones are doing.
It is also common to be gaining muscle mass while losing body fat which will not be reflected on your scale at home.
When looking to drop pounds change your focus to shedding body fat and gaining muscle, it's not always about seeing the number on the scale go down.
This is why it is always a good idea to have another method of gauging your weight loss:
1. How are your clothes are fitting?
2. Measure your waist circumference once a month
3. Look at your body fat percentage each month
Your progress isn't always going to be linear, so focus on the small changes you can make that will help you for a lifetime.
You Don't Know What You're Eating
Studies show that keeping track of your diet is an effective weight-loss tool because it holds you accountable for your food choices.
Most people don't know what or how much they are consuming each day.
Awareness around this is very important when it comes to dropping stubborn body fat.
Studies show that keeping track of your diet is an effective weight-loss tool because it holds you accountable to your food choices.
Tracking your food can be as simple as taking a picture of your meals or writing down what you are eating in a food journal.
You'd be surprised how things add up throughout the day or at how little you are really eating.
Give it a go for a few weeks. Don't worry about the exact amounts just track what you put on your plate.
You're Not Eating Enough Protein
Protein is one of the most important nutrients in losing weight.
Eating enough protein each day can boost your metabolism and automatically help you eat fewer calories because it drastically reduces cravings.