The 15 Common Reasons Why You Cannot Lose Weight
In a world where diets are changing every day in such a highly competitive industry, weight loss can seem a bit daunting. Especially, if for a variety of reasons you cannot lose the weight or simply having trouble maintaining the weight. Here are 15 common reasons why you cannot lose weight and how to find a better solution.
15 Common Reasons Why You Cannot Lose Weight:
1. Only focusing on the scale weight
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When trying any workout regimen we are all tempted to look at the scale numerous times a week and obsess over the progress. This is where anxiety and your own self esteem can take a huge hit. As with anything in life anything worth having is worth working for. This also applies to the weight loss journey. We might get super excited to lose the first 6 pounds only to find out that the scale has not moved an inch. I know what you’re thinking: “how can I possibly do all of this work and sweat and nothing is happening?!” Well, you might be losing fat rather than water. A woman can initially lose weight one week and all of a sudden gain it all again the next week, the culprit? Estrogen. This lovely hormone can retain water like a sponge and that can put a damper on their weight loss progress.
However, if you’ve been working out on a consistent basis, you may be gaining muscle and losing fat. Which can also result with not seeing the scale move or even worse, the weight going up. This is why it is imperative that you first take any pictures before you decided on this weight loss journey and have a measuring tape in your possession. As the days go by and you peek and peek and see that there is no progress being made because the scale is not budging, you may be in for a huge surprise. This is where measuring becomes your best friend. When losing inches instead of weight it is still a huge accomplishment is means you are doing something right. Clothes may start feeling looser with less pinching and more comfortable. Your lovely lumps are smoother and weight more cinched in, this is all because of the loss of inches.
Do not let the scale be the culprit of your disappointment or even worse a dip on your self-esteem. Remember, you are just starting this journey and the hard work will pay off. All you need is a bit of patience and knowledge that water retention, hormones and fat loss on the backend may be why your scale is not moving.