Weight loss can be a fulfilling and an extremely frustrating journey. Especially when it seems as though your progress has come to an absolute halt. When you stop losing weight, but you’re sure you’re are doing all the right things.
It’s time to be honest with yourself, there are probably some pretty important reasons you aren’t losing weight.
I hear it time and time again when working with clients…
Why Am I Not Losing Weight?
Putting forth an effort to lose weight and seeing no progress at all can be extremely disappointing. I’ve been there with you.
There may be several reasons that your weight loss has come to a complete stop. Some of them might even surprise you.
Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight
1. You’re Not Keeping Track of What You are Eating
Not keeping track of the foods you are eating is a common mistake.
You have to remember that everything you put in your body counts. Sneaking bites of your kid’s meals, cheat days, and even just a nibble of your favorite chocolate bar here and there can add up if you aren’t tracking it.
Be mindful of your meals and keep track of the foods you are putting in your body.
It will make it much easier to spot what is putting a halt to your progress when you are tracking what you are eating. Remember, every lick, every little bite. It’s all counts.
2. You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep
Sleep is very important when it comes to losing weight.
If you want to optimize your weight loss and your overall health, you are going to need to make sure you are getting adequate sleep each night.
Studies have found that poor sleep can be linked to weight gain (source) in both adults and children. So if you want to lose weight, stop losing sleep.
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3. You Don’t Have Professional Help
Enlisting the help of a holistic nutritionist has several benefits to your weight loss journey. If you have been struggling to lose weight, hiring a professional can help you progress further.
One of the many benefits is that you will have lots of support, specialized meal plans, and more.
If you’re feeling lost with nutrition and could use someone to hold your hand while helping you navigate through a healthier lifestyle, check out my coaching programs.
4. You are Not Drinking Enough Water
I have said it before and I will say it again, not drinking enough water has a huge effect on your weight loss and overall health and wellbeing.
Staying hydrated is a key component to weight loss and can have an amazing effect on your health.
Make sure you find ways to drink more water and work it in as often as possible to your day.
You will find that your hydration levels not only have an effect on your hunger levels during the day but also your energy levels.
5. You’re Not Getting Enough Fiber and Protein
Fiber and protein intake are a key component to fat loss. If your diet doesn’t contain enough of it, you are going to have a tougher time losing weight.
Make sure that you are eating a well-balanced diet and incorporating plenty of lean protein and fiber. Doing this will help you lose weight and keep it off.
6. You are Eating Out Too Often
While you may think that what you are ordering out is a healthy option, chances are it is still not as good for you as eating at home.
Most restaurant meals are higher in calories, fat, and sodium than the foods you prepare at home.
Rather than eating out, take the time to create a weekly meal plan. This will keep you accountable, healthier, and help you avoid food boredom.
7. You’re Drinking Your Calories
Fancy drinks and delicious hot beverages are fine once in a while but if you find yourself consuming them frequently this may be why you aren’t losing weight.
Alcohol, fruit juices, and soda all have a negative effect on your weight loss as they are high in sugars.
Even diet drinks sweetened with artificial sweeteners can cause issues as they can trigger food cravings. Whenever possible, stick to water or herbal teas.
If you have been attempting to lose weight but don’t see any progress, there are probably reasons for that.
Make sure you are keeping track of what you are eating, getting enough sleep, consulting a holistic nutritionist and drinking enough water. It is also important that you eat a balanced diet high in fiber and lean protein, eat at home as often as possible, and avoid high-calorie drinks.
In the end, you will start to see results. If you need more help, more accountability, and more guidance please send me an email and I’m happy to jump on a consult call about my coaching and meal plan programs with you.