Have you ever wondered why you can’t lose weight in the long-term or get rid of those final few pounds? There may be several factors which are holding you back, let’s take a look at five of the most common reasons you can’t lose weight.
1.) You Are Not Getting Enough Sleep
Research has shown that people lacking sleep tend to have a high production of a hormone known as cortisol which is linked to fat storage in the body. Not getting enough sleep has also been linked to elevated levels of the hunger hormones (ghrelin and leptin). Therefore it is important to get sufficient sleep to ensure that your body is functioning properly.
2.) You Follow FAD Diets
The problem with many FAD diets is that they are not designed for long term weight loss. Many people who go on these types of diets do not give appropriate thought to how this could affect their health in the long term. In order to achieve successful long term weight loss it is advisable to follow programs which are geared to you making life style changes instead of just a ‘quick fix.’
3.) You Eat Late At Night
When trying to lose weight, one of the worst times of day to eat is late at night. When you are tired you are a lot more likely to eat something that is convenient, rather than something which is nutritious. Also, if you eat shortly before going to bed, your body does not have a chance to burn off the calories that have been consumed. It is always advisable to eat small nutritious meals throughout the day, rather than waiting until you are starving and grabbing the first microwave meal you can find in the freezer.
4.) Your Exercise Regime Is Not Varied Enough
It is important to have a varied exercise program as this will decrease the chances of you becoming bored with your exercise regime. When you become bored or too accustomed to your exercises, it becomes a lot more difficult to motivate yourself to continue doing it. Do some research on effective exercise routines and make a conscious effort to ensure your routine is varied.
5.) Your Eating Too Much Of The Same Thing
Variety is key to sticking to a healthy lifestyle. A diet which is full of variety and rich in both fruits, vegetable and other low calorie foods, is advisably the best way to achieve long term weight loss. So even if there are particular fruits and veggies that you prefer to stick too, try something new! Check out recipes for veggies that you are not as familiar with as well. Fruits and veggies have varying weight loss benefits so it is always advisable to mix it up a bit.
Until next time,
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Nadine ‘Diet Coach’ Douglas lost over 30 pounds after being overweight most of her adult life. She now runs a successful weight loss website which gives information about great resources which can help you lose weight and be healthy for long term success.
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