Dieting But Not Losing Weight: 7 Likely Causes

July 12, 2010

Weight Loss Quotes

It’s not women’s fault that diets don’t work. It’s not perversity of lack of willpower. God did this – in Her great wisdom.~Dr. Wayne Callaway

1)You’re not losing weight because you aren’t exercising at all, or exercising too little: do you know what all successful weight loss programs have in common. You guessed it: exercising and lots of it. You should do at least 3 cardio workouts a week and 2 strength training workouts. You can start each week with a cardio workout, followed the next day by a strength training workout, then a cardio workout… you get the idea. That way you get to use the weekend for kicking back, relaxing, and letting your body repair itself.

2)Stress is ruining your diet: weight gain and stress are sibling. When stress rears its ugly head weight gain is soon to follow because you will tend to eat more food, especially unhealthy foods, breaking your diet. To get rid of stress all you have to do is take a few moment throughout the day to relax.

3)Overeating: it is very easy to delude yourself that you are eating exactly according to your diet plan, when in fact you aren’t. Double check how much you eat and watch out for constant snacking on unhealthy foods.

4)Forgetting all the dieting rules in the weekend: it is super easy to get no weight loss results. All you have to do is go out with your friends and let them influence you in eating all kind of fatty junk food. In just two day you will manage to ruin all the work you did the rest of the week. So be very careful with whom you party during the weekend and what you do.

5)Setting unrealistic weight loss goals: if you have unrealistic weight loss goals how do you expect to meet them. It takes time to lose weight, and the more weight you want to lose the more time it takes. You can’t lose 30 pounds in 2 weeks but you can lose 30 pounds in 3 months.

6)You’ve just hit a weight loss plateau: weight loss plateaus are very commonly responsible for dieting but not losing weight effects. If you’ve been constantly losing weight like clockwork and then suddenly it stopped you’ve probably hit a weight loss plateau. To start losing weight again you will have to intensify your weight loss efforts. Exercise a little more and even reduce a little your food intake to restart the weight loss process. After you see new weight loss results you can go back to your old weight loss plan.

7)You’re not losing weight because of a medical condition you have: there are some diseases and some medications that favor weight gain. You should check with your doctor to make sure that one of them is not the cause of you not losing weight. A common medical problem known to create weight loss difficulties is thyroid deficiency. The best thing you can do is go to a good doctor and get a full physical examination. Also let the doctor know what drugs you are taking and tell him about your problem losing weight. He will offer some solutions and tell you if your dieting with no weight loss results is related to any medical condition.

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