Surprising Reasons: Why You Are Not Losing Weight?
Many people are disappointed and decide to give up, because they can`t lose weight, though they eat less or regular according diet. What`s the point? Why the weight stays exactly where it was?
Here are the reasons, so, you can address the problem and move toward reaching your goal.
Your body’s metabolism works better with a regular supply of food. Your body burns calories during digestion. When it stops receiving adequate food, its metabolic rate slows down. This, in turn, slows down the calorie-burning process when you do eat. So, your body responds by conserving food as fat for energy. If you skip breakfast, you will be even hungrier by lunch and may over eat.
Not Drinking Enough Water
Water constitutes approximately 70% of your body. So, the water metabolizes body fat into energy. Drinking a moderate amount of water before meals effectively suppresses the appetite and reduces calorie intake.
Fruits & Vegetables Juices
Many people think drinking fruit juices is an effective way to fulfill the body’s nutrition needs while on the move. Fruit and vegetable juices often have abundant sugar and lack the fiber, proteins and healthy fats that keep you satiated longer. This causes snacking between meals that adds to your daily calorie intake.
NOTE: One small orange contains about 45 calories. This is a great, low-calorie food when eating just one. However, making a glass of juice requires 3 to 4 oranges. Calculate the total calories of just that one ingredient in your juice.
Lack of Sleep
In today’s fast-paced world, chronic sleep disorders are common and food is easily available. Alterations in appetite-regulating hormones due to sleep deprivation may cause long-term obesity. It is also one of the major causes of childhood obesity.
Get at least 7-8 hours of sleep daily, to support your weight loss.
Eating “Diet Foods”
The popular “diet foods” contain abundant fats and hidden calories. Furthermore, they cause sugar cravings, reduce your energy level and lead to weight gain over time.Foods like breakfast cereals, low-fat yogurt, gluten-free foods, agave nectar and fat-free salad dressings are often loaded with added sugar and fructose. These cause a sugar overload in your body that is stored on your hips, thighs and abdomen as fat for later use.
So, to choose your “diet foods” read the product labels.
The nutritionists say that the key to a successful weight-loss regime is moderation. Avoiding unhealthy foods entirely may ultimately cause cravings. These cravings intensify and result in loss of control and consequently binge eating.
If you allow yourself to enjoy an occasional cookie, you lower your risk of straying from your diet.
MOTTO: “Go big or go home!”