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You’re eating too little: eating too much food can cause you to gain weight, eating too little can also make it surprisingly difficult to shed those pounds. Your body has a natural instinct to protect itself so when it is not given an adequate amount of food it will automatically go into starvation mode, causing the metabolism to slow down and the body to hoard fat and calories. As a result of this it will become much more difficult for you to lose weight.
You may be eating more than you think Keep a food diary for a week and write down everything you eat. You could be surprised! This will help you to cut out the extra calories you didn’t realize you were consuming.
You could be making bad food choices Read the labels carefully when you go shopping. Don’t be fooled by the ‘low fat’ labels on products such as cheese. Cheese is always high fat. The same is true for most other products. Be aware of the calorie content of what you are eating.
You’re not sleeping enough. Sleep = repair. When your body gets enough rest, it’s able to perform.
You’re not active enough Make exercise a daily part of your life to increase your metabolism. It could be something as simple as taking the stairs instead of the lift every day or spending a few minutes walking from the parking lot to your office. You will soon notice the difference.
You’re not drinking enough water Drinking water increases oxygen flow to your blood and gives your body the energy it needs to continuously burn calories and fat throughout the day. By drinking little to no water, you are failing to give your body what it needs to work off your excess baggage.
Skipping meals. Skipping meals causes your blood sugar levels to spike and crash, affecting your energy and mood. Because you become so hungry, it leads to overeating. Our body also responds by slowing metabolism, retaining weight, and switching into famine mode.
You’ve hit a weight loss plateau. This usually happens after you have lost a few pounds and then suddenly you can’t lose any. To overcome your plateau, shake up your weight loss routine by doing new exercise and by following a new eating plan.
Weight loss has to be the easiest fitness goal to achieve. It’s all about reducing food intake, exercising hard, and never giving up.
And if you have other reasons that can prevent you from losing weight? Let us know in the comments below.