Why You're Not Losing Weight?

Most people who want to or are trying to lose weight usually go down the wrong, and often and unhealthy route of starvation diets, taking diet pills, too much exercise.

What dieters fail to understand is that there are several factors that affect weight loss. Below are the most common diet mistakes that keep them from losing weight.

Eating too much and exercising without a balanced diet.

Eating too much is obviously a weight loss mistake. The thing is most people are not aware that they do this. Dieters claim to eat just three square meals a day and exercise regularly. There’s no problem in that. In fact, nutrition experts do not approve of missing meals. And of course regular exercise definitely helps.

What dieters fail to do and should focus on is portion sizes. Make sure you get the right portions for proteins, carbs, and of course fruits and veggies. Coupled with regular exercise, you are sure to lose weight.

Dieting without exercising or not enough activity

Some people think that if they just cut down on their food intake, they would lose weight. But the body doesn’t work that way. Even if you cut down on your food intake, your system will simply adjust to it, and you are will likely retain your dress size. Out bodies need to exercise to burn calories.

The simple rule is, you should burn more calories than you consume. Exercising can come in any form of physical activity, not just aerobics and other gym exercises.

You can take up an organized or alternative sport. Just make sure you get enough physical activity to go with your diet. As for your diet plan, do not forget about balanced nutrition and portion sizes.

Inconsistent workouts and real exercise programs

Most people fail to lose weight because of inconsistent workouts. Because of this, they do not burn as much calories as they should. These people usually make up their workout routines on the fly. Instead, why not go on a real exercise program?

Real exercise programs are more structured, complete with number of reps per session. You are more likely to lose weight. There are also exercise programs that are designed to work specific body areas. For instance, if you want a flatter tummy, there is a workout program to help you with that.

Same workout routine and intensity

Our bodies are designed to adapt. So when you have been doing the same routine with the same intensity for too long, the results will stop coming. Change your routine and the level of intensity to stimulate your body and get results.

Not getting enough calories

Another mistake that dieters make is starving themselves. When your body does not get enough calories, it will cease to function properly – especially if you are working out. When you exercise and cut back on your calories intake, your body will think you are starving and actually tighten their grip on stored fats. Cutting back on calories and skipping meals also only makes you more hungry and more susceptible to eating binges.

Not getting enough water

Getting enough water is not only important when trying to lose weight, it’s also important in maintaining overall health. Water keeps the body hydrated and flushes out harmful toxins. When trying to lose weight, you should consume at least 1.5 liters or water.

Experts say that sometimes, thirst is mistaken for hunger, so you should drink a glass of when you wake up and about two hours throughout the day. You should drink even more water if you workout to rehydrate yourself.

Unrealistic weight goals

Unrealistic weight goals are the reason why dieters get frustrated and they give up in their weight loss endeavors. The moment you decide to lose weight, you should know that you will never have Gisele Bündchen’s body, especially if trying to slim down from 200 lbs.

Your goal should be to slim down to an ideal body weight (that is right for your height, and with the right BMI). There are cases wherein you stop losing pounds because your body is already at a healthy weight. In these cases, what’s left for you to do is maintain that healthy weight for life.

Unhealthy weight loss attitude

If you’re the type who makes up a lot of excuses, such as gym expenses and a tight schedule, to not workout, then you will never succeed on losing weight. Most gyms are now more affordable. As for your schedule, surely you can stand to miss poker night once a week?

Another unhealthy weight loss attitude is whining and complaining. The first few days of working out are painful for all of us, so quit whining and stop making pain an excuse for you not to exercise.

Arrogance is another unhealthy weight loss attitude. If you refuse to take constructive criticism or accept help from trainers and gym experts, then you might get the results that you are looking fo. But then again, it’s your body so if you hurt yourself by not letting an experienced professional correct your routine, you have no one to blame but yourself.