If you try to follow a diet, but without results, the reasons may be simpler than you think. The solutions are also simpler. Nothing is more frustrat
If you try to follow a diet, but without results, the reasons may be simpler than you think. The solutions are also simpler.
Nothing is more frustrating than breaking your butt in the gym and making healthier meals, but without losing any weight. Trust me, I know; this is one of the biggest complaints I hear from my clients. Many of them are desperate for the results and I feel that they have tried all the diets, all the exercise routine plans and all the low fat foods in the market.
There are two types of categories of people with this problem: People who cannot lose weight and people who can lose weight for a while and then win again. In whatever category you are in, have faith: There is a solution. You might think that there is some complicated hormonal problem that prevents you from losing weight, but in 99% of the cases, the reason is one of those mentioned below.
Keep in mind that whatever method you choose to lose weight, you must combine it consistently and vigorously with exercises. Do both and your options to achieve your weight loss goals will increase astronomically!
Here are the 3 reasons why your diet may not be working.
You do not stick to Your Diet Enough
You tried “Diet X” for a few weeks, and at the beginning, you lost a couple of pounds. But the following week, you did not lose an ounce – even after the sacrifices you made. Therefore, you decided that Diet X is not good for you and you switched to another plan. And so on. Meanwhile, your weight stays more or less the same.
It’s time to check. The problem is not the diet plans that you have chosen. The problem is you! This may sound rough, but the fact is that there are no magical diets out there that can suddenly melt the weight and keep it out of you.
Weight loss can be a slow, and sometimes, a painful process. You have to commit to something for longer than a few weeks if you want permanent results. After all, you did not gain that overweight overnight, so do not expect to reduce it overnight.
Solution: Your challenge is to choose a plan that is feasible according to your lifestyle and cling to it. That is simple. Stop being questioning if there are better programs out there, and commit to the task at hand. Consistency is the key when it comes to losing weight. This may not be the sexy response you expected, but it is the pure truth.
You Do Not Eat Enough Calories
The next reason for a diet without success is a bit intuitive. Many people think that if they are not losing weight, it is because they are eating a lot. Therefore, they eat less. And while this is the true course in some cases, drastically reducing your caloric intake does not work in the long term.
When you cut your calories, you can start to lose muscle as well as fat. You can also put your body in survival mode, adjusting to fewer calories, slowing down your metabolism.
Solution: Instead of starving yourself, start by keeping a detailed and accurate food diary for a minimum of 1-2 weeks. You will see a clear and clear picture of what you eat every day. Then, make small adjustments to your food preferences so that you begin to lose weight – but without losing muscle.
Start with the goal of losing no more than 0.5-1.0 of your current body weight per week in order to maximize muscle retention. If you weigh 130 pounds, try to lose 0.6-13 pounds per week. If your weight is 160 pounds, try to lose 0.8-1.6 pounds per week.
You Have Been Doing Diet for a Long Time
Do you remember the last time you were dieting or doing something to lose weight? If you’re not sure, you probably focused on losing fat for a long time. Typically, these types of people go through periods in which they are “being good” and getting results, but eventually fall off the hard-wagon.
This cycle of compliance / weight loss and lack of compliance / weight gain becomes a pattern that can be difficult to break. This is because your body has a natural set point, a certain body weight or body fat level that it will struggle to maintain.
Think that this is like the thermostat in your house. When you do not get all the calories you need for long periods of time, your body regulates itself by slowing down your metabolism, just like your home’s thermostat if the temperature is too high. This is a regulated system designed to keep your metabolism in line with your daily calorie intake.
Solution: Give your body a rest! If you have been consistently dieting for more than three months, or if you have spent too much time fantasizing about street pastry, give your diet a break. Interestingly, finishing a diet can sometimes make it easier to lose weight.
Eating normally for a while will help you to look for subsidies that are to decrease your cravings. And this can make it easier for you to choose healthier foods, giving you the opportunity to serve more reasonable portions of food and thus lose weight.