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A weight-loss journey of an individual can be complicated and emotional. It's emotional because you have been putting yourself out of your comfort zone for months and it's complicated because it works differently for every individual.
Initially, you may experience quick weight loss but then after a few weeks, progress gets stagnant.
“Why am I not losing weight?” We have been asked this question thousands of times. Fact is, there are hundreds of factors that might be dictating your weight loss journey, and it's very easy to mess up things.
Although, there is no one size fits all solution, this article is going to cover major roadblocks that might be stopping you from achieving your weight goals.
7 Reasons You Arent Losing Weight:
1- you neglect your gut health
Gut health is an important factor that majority of the people are neglecting.
Your gut contains trillions of microbiomes that help in the digestion and absorption of food.
A 2018 Meta study (1) looked at the participants who were supplemented with probiotics and prebiotics, researchers found that volunteers experienced a reduction in their body mass index (BMI) and fat mass compared with placebo.
So what do you actually need to do about your gut bacteria? A regular dose of probiotics can certainly help in achieving better body composition.
A healthy gut will also help you with nutrient absorption which will eventually lead to a healthier version of yourself.
Good gut health will benefit you in the following ways:
- Stronger immune system
- Improves mood
- Weight management
- Muscle building
- Better sleep quality
- Healthy bones
2- Habit of eating mindlessly
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Being mindful of your eating habits is one of the best ways to stay in shape.
Do have a habit of eating mindlessly when in stress or in the mid of the night? Many people have no idea about the number of calories they consume when they binge eat.
A single cookie can undo the hard work you did at the gym.
Additionally, people who eat while watching TV or scrolling through social media are more likely to eat more food.
Research found that you are likely to eat more food when you eat distracted.
Get into a habit of mindful eating, properly chew your food and stay mindful about the amount of food you eat.
3- Low testosterone
Sometimes, lifestyle changes can not be blamed for the no results. I have seen people who were eating way fewer calories but could not see the weight scale do down.
In males, testosterone is a hormone that regulates many body functions. Testosterone in men is responsible for sex drive, energy levels, muscle building, fat loss and bone density.
The body’s ability to produce testosterone decreases as we age old. Lack of exercise, smoking and alcohol works as a catalyst to low testosterone.
Recent findings: Long-term testosterone therapy in men with testosterone deficiency produces significant and sustained weight loss, marked reduction in waist circumference and BMI and improvement in body composition.
Supplementing with natural testosterone boosters can certainly help in improving the body’s natural testosterone levels.
4- Neglecting the protein intake
Sometimes we are too focused on counting calories that we forget to count the macro.
The success of your weight loss journey depends on the ratio of your macronutrients.
Consuming 700 calorie meal that is dominated by carbohydrates is not equal to 700 calories meal that has higher protein content.
Here is how high proteins meals help:
5- Not tracking calories
How do you track your calories?
One common mistake that I found in almost every individual who struggles to lose weight is their inability to stay consistent with calorie tracking.
People are more regular with tracking calories in their meals but they skip to track the junk calorie that they consume through coffee, unnecessary snacking, party nights, etc.
I suggest you get a calorie tracking app, it will help you stay mindful of the daily calories you are eating.
Tracking calories alone will help you educate about the amount of calories contained in every food item.
6- You are not lifting weights
Do you rely solely on cardio for weight loss? It's a big mistake!
Strength training has been proven to improve calorie-burning more than low-intensity cardio.
Strength training not only improve your builts muscle mass but also improve your metabolic rate.
Adding some strength training workouts will surely help you boost weight loss if you find yourself stuck.
Your strength workout doesnt need to be fancy, a few sets of pullups, pushups, squats, and lunges are enough to boost the calorie burning.
7- You are not sleeping well
One of the prominent reason behind weight gain in young generation is the lack of sleep.
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