There are many people which despite hard work in the gym, healthy diet and physical activity, despite all the effort they give, still can’t lose weight.
People who are in situations like this, very likely are doing something wrong and in this article we will talk for the most common causes why you can’t lose weight despite all the effort you give.
5 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight
Eating in front of a TV or PC
During the meal your attention should be directed to the food. This way, your brain will receive information in time when the stomach is full. On other hand, when you watch your favorite series, attention is divided and it is very likely that you will end up hungry or very overwhelmed. To avoid these situations, the dining table is the best choice for consuming meals. At the same time, studies show that food served in blue dishes affects the reduction of appetite. Always chew slowly and consciously. Feel every bite.
Eat Free for Weekend
This is very common mistake for many people. Usually people from monday to friday behave impeccably and for weekend they start with a greedy and insatiable meal thinking there is nothing wrong if they relax for day or two. Free weekends lead to overeating and disrupting the weight loss process and also they attract a lot of health negative consequences. Tie in the head the fact that a healthy lifestyle has no free days.
Cookies and Chips
Do not lose your focus because temptations and obstacles you will find on your road to success. All the snacks and small meals during the day can cost you an extra 200-300 calories a day, which is a big number. When it comes to chips and other snacks that are unhealthy and full with calories, change your habit. Eat a fruit, an apple, a banana or some healthy snacks such as mixed nuts, almonds, kale chips etc. Healthy snacks, low in calories and full with nutrients will keep you energized and even may promote weight lose.
One of the biggest trap are “Sugar free” products. Even if they are really sugar-free and low in calories, that doesn’t mean that they are healthy. “Diet” products usually contain many additives, artificial sweeteners, sodium and trans-fats and all of them have a devastating effect on weight loss. In spite of fact that they do not have any nutritional value, we quickly become hungry again and that is creating addiction and demanding for even more food.
Last on this list are our high expectations. Although this may be a good characteristic, when it comes to weight lose this is very wrong, because many people who have unrealistic expectations become disappointed and quit. Keep in mind that we need time for everything, you can’t lose 20 pounds in 3 days. Just stay committed and follow your goals and the results will come.
When it comes to weight lose, keep in mind that your age (older people lose their weight slower), sex (men lose weight faster than women), starting pounds, speed of metabolism, calories intake and physical activity are key factors and all of these factors influence the speed of weight loss.