- There are a number of reasons why people do not lose weight despite trying their best to do so
- When you lose weight, your body fights back, it was disclosed
- You may be able to lose quite a lot of weight at first, without much effort–and then weight loss slows down
Have you been dieting for a while now yet nothing is happening? Do you exercise regularly but it seems like something is still lacking because you are not losing weight?
According to Healthline, there are a number of common reasons why a person does not lose weight.
“When you lose weight, your body fights back. You may be able to lose quite a lot of weight at first, without much effort. However, weight loss may slow down or stop altogether after a while,” it disclosed.
If you really want to lose weight, then you must be aware of the factors that has been stopping all along:
*Too focused on dieting – Studies show that people who diet gain more weight over time. Dieting is not a long-term solution. If you wish to lose weight and keep it off in the long term, focus on adopting healthier lifestyle habits.
*Too much sugary beverages, alcohol – Shunning sugary beverages is an excellent weight loss strategy as these beverages often make up a significant portion of people’s calorie intake. Moreover, beer, wine, and sugary alcoholic beverages are very high in calories; and alcohol itself has about seven calories per gram—which is considered high.
*Not keeping track of what you’re eating – Studies revealed that keeping track of your diet will help you lose weight. It was found that people who use food diaries or photograph their meals consistently lose more weight than those who do not.
*Binge eating – Binge eating is a common side effect of dieting. It involves rapidly eating of food, often much more than your body needs.
*Not lifting weights – Strength training prevents the loss of muscle mass which is often associated with weight loss and helps maintain long-term fat loss.
*Not drinking water – To reduce your calorie intake, practice drinking a glass of water before meals. In a 12-week weight loss study, it was found that those who drank half a liter or 17 ounces of water 30 minutes before meals lost 44 percent more weight than those who did not.
*Poor sleep – Poor sleep is one of the biggest risk factors for obesity. Adults who have poor sleep have a 55 percent greater risk of becoming obese while children have 89 percent.
*Medical condition – It can also be because of medical conditions like hypothyroidism and sleep apnea.