Why Weight Loss May Be a Struggle
Be it for health reasons or an attempt to finally wear that tight-fitting dress you bought months ago; you might have been trying to lose weight to achieve your particular goals. We hope you have found success in doing so, but if you have been struggling to shed the pounds, these might be the reasons why.
#1: You're skipping meals
The fewer calories you eat, the better the chances of you losing weight, right? Wrong! Not only will you suffer from nutritional deficiencies if you limit what you are eating, but your body will react too, sabotaging your attempt to lose weight by holding onto your fat to protect you from starvation and slowing down your metabolism. You might start to feel peckish later in the day too if you have been limiting your meals, so you might be tempted to eat snacky foods when you start to feel hungry. Needless to say, they won't do much for your weight loss plans, especially if they fall on the wrong side of healthy.
Tip: You need to look for a diet-friendly meal plan that will a) satisfy your hunger, and b) give you a better chance of losing weight. As an example, you might use this paleo diet chart for weight loss, containing as it does a handy weekly planner for working out your meals. If that isn't to your liking, there are other types of diet plans online, so do a Google search to find out more.
#2: You easily give up on exercise
You probably know that it's not only the food you eat (or don't eat) that helps you to lose weight. It's the amount of physical activity you embark on too, as the more exercise you do, the better your chances of shedding those pounds. You shouldn't overdo it, of course, as you might do yourself an injury. But you should still have a weekly exercise plan that involves you doing a little something each day. If you don't, and you take too long a hiatus between your workouts, then, as these studies suggest, you will find it harder to lose weight, even when you resume exercise at a later date.
Tip: Look at the reasons why you might give up on exercise. It could be that boredom sets in after a while, or you might push yourself too hard and then quit because you are exhausting yourself. Overcome whatever barriers are in your way, perhaps by finding fun ways to get in shape, so you are less likely to get bored, or by creating a workout plan where you can pace yourself in the activities you embark on. After taking the necessary steps, you will have more incentive to exercise each day, and this, along with the foods you eat, should give you a greater chance of hitting your weight goals.
So, if you have been struggling with weight loss, we might have given you the reasons why you are having problems. Look online for further advice and other possible reasons as to why you have failed to lose the pounds, and do whatever is necessary to turn things around for you. You will then improve your health and fit into that dress in your wardrobe in no time!