5 Factors That Prevent Weight Loss
Summer is just around the corner and most of us want to lose a few extra pounds, in order to jump into our bathing suits and look our best.
But weight loss is not an easy task, and it can get even harder if you don’t know what you are doing wrong. The unsuccessful efforts to get rid of excess pounds is usually a combination of different factors, such as diet, physical condition and lifestyle, that could lead us to the opposite of the desired effects.
Let’s take a closer look at the most common 5 factors that prevent weight loss:
1. You eat again all the calories you burn
When you exercise, you burn more calories. This is why exercise is so important in weight loss.
But, many people overestimate how many calories they have burned, and even worse, they use the excuse: "I have exercised today"; an excuse that can lead to overeating.
And in most cases, we have overestimated how many calories we burn in one hour of physical exercise, while at the same time, we underestimate how many calories a portion of food actually has.
2.You do not eat as healthy as you think
Everyone thinks they eat quite well. Even people who follow a rather poor diet, do not believe their diet is bad.
Nobody really wants to admit that his eating habits are unhealthy and everyone thinks they feed better than everybody else.
You will see that happen, if one compares his diet with what his friends, family or colleagues eat.
Whether it is true or not, the reality is that the overwhelming majority of people could (and probably should) improve their diet too.
3. You do not follow the right type of exercise
If you exercise regularly, you are already taking a very important step that helps to improve your health and fitness.
The truth is that all types of exercise will help you burn calories and therefore help you with weight loss.
But when it comes to a comprehensive and systematic effort to lose weight, you need to follow a more dynamic workout.
This will reduce the amount of muscle loss, that occurs during increased weight loss. Additionally, dynamic training is the one with the highest calorie burning.
4. You are not quite persistent
Many people strictly adhere to a diet and exercise program for a full week, only to weigh in the end and find out that that they have failed to lose weight.
This can be frustrating and make them give up the effort.
The truth is that it takes about four weeks for one to see the difference in the scale. So, all you have to do is give yourself four weeks-time to see the results, before abandoning the effort.
5. You have a health problem you do not know
When you have truly respected your diet and exercise program and -yet- have not lost weight, you may have a medical condition, you are unaware about.
Perhaps a hormonal disorder, usually in the thyroid.
The only way to find out, is to visit an endocrinologist and the do the necessary check-ups.
Keep in mind, that the high levels of anxiety, can lead us to gaining weight instead of losing. Sometimes, anxiety is so great, that it actually prevents our body from responding to a healthy lifestyle.
It would be good to calm down and see things a bit differently.