One of the most common frustrations of people who are losing weight is not losing weight fast enough. You have been working out so hard, exercising, eating fruits and veggies at once but there seem to be no significant changes in your body weight or worst, you gained weight! Here are some possible reasons for why you are not losing weight.
You are on your first week of weight loss program and there’s no sign of weight loss.
Why? The reason to this is basically related to your cortisol level. Cortisol is the performance-increasing stress hormone that activates when you are in survival situations. When your brain noticed some changes or weight loss activity, your body will store extra fats as a survival instinct, which explains why you are not losing a significant amount of weight. Nevertheless, there is nothing to worry about. Keep an eye on to your diet program and eventually, your body will get used to it.
You are not eating well.
This problem happens all the time. This misconception about losing weight not only promotes weight gain but also increases your chances of getting illnesses due to lack of nutrients. Losing weight does not mean suppressing your hunger, it is rather to eat – eat healthy food. I would suggest you to follow a 1-week diet plan for starter and always keep yourself hydrated followed by regular exercises. When you eat well and keep yourself active, your body will eventually adapt the situation, therefore, increase your metabolic system and you will lose weight in no time.
You have been doing the same workouts every day.
Exactly! Usually, when you work out it is important to increase or add the workout performance as you progress. If you are doing the same work intensity of workouts every day you are not pushing your body and changes in your metabolism won’t be changing anytime soon which is supposed to be the goal in weight loss.
You give up because your friend started to lose weight and you are not.
I admit that it is sometimes frustrating to know that some of your friends are losing weight while I don’t. It took me a long time to understand that everybody is different. The way our body reacts to certain weight loss programs also varies from each individual thus it is best that you need to stick to the program daily so that your body will adapt to the changes and give you a good result.
Despite the weight loss program, you noticed you are not losing weight anymore.
Do not be panic; this is a normal part of losing weight. Here’s the explanation for this: When your body stops losing weight and in fact starts gaining, a reason to this is your metabolism has been decelerated due to decreased calories in the body. People usually becomes panic and starve themselves, in return, the body will again switch to their survival instinct and store some fats. What to do? Eat more.
If one of these situations occurs to you, you already know how to solve it. Losing weight does not only challenge you physically but also mentally and you need to be wise how to adjust everything with your body. Be consistent and you’re on your way to a healthier living.