You’re working out, hitting the gym, running, and walking, but still not losing weight? Unfortunately, we see this happen all the time. There are plenty of people who are on a weight loss mission, but not seeing any results. The fact is, chances are you are doing something wrong.
If you’re an individual who sits down a lot, or works at a desk, you lead a very sedentary life. Those who sit every day, for hours at a time, tend to have a harder time losing weight. One thing you can do is strap on a Fitbit Charge Wireless Activity Monitor and strive for 10,000 steps per day. You can also track when you are the most and least active, it also follows your sleep pattern.
You Eat Out Often
Too often we find that eating out isn’t the best thing for our health. Of course, this isn’t to say don’t take your wife out to dinner, or attend a family dinner at a local restaurant. However, this should not be your go to meal every day. Sure it may taste great, however this is one way to make it harder to count those calories, check the amount of salt you take in, and so on. The reason for this is that most restaurants do not include the “Nutritional Facts” on the menu. Make eating out a treat, and prepare the majority of your meals at home. This allows you to really know exactly what you are consuming, and stay within your dietary guidelines.
Depression could be another culprit for not seeing the pounds dropping off. Unfortunately, many people who are depressed turn to food for comfort. Comfort eating, while trying to lose weight is a disaster waiting to happen. If you find that you are depressed and having trouble losing weight, try a different approach. Roll out your Aurorae Classic Yoga Mat and practice a few yoga poses. Yoga is a great stress reliever, and may help with your depression as well.
You’re Not Watching Your Carbs
Consuming too many carbs is a sure way to not notice any weight loss. Sure, we need carbs, but you should be trying to keep your intake low, as too many calories from carbs can lead to weight gain. You should try to avoid processed foods. Some fruits may also be worth skipping as well. Take advantage of various dietary charts available to everyone via the internet and make yourself aware what foods contain how many carbs.
You’re Not Sleeping Enough
Not getting the proper sleep can also cause that pesky weight to stick around. Lack of sleep causes the release of cortisol, which stores body fat. Studies have even shown that lack of sleep can lead to weight gain. You should aim for a complete 7-8 hours each night. Try grabbing your Garmin Vivofit Fitness Activity and Sleep Tracker before bed and monitor your sleep habits.
Skipping meals causes the metabolism to slow down. This causes the body to store more calories, rather than burn them, when it comes time to eat again. Aim for four to six small, but healthy meals daily.
Sit down and rethink your fitness plan. When rethinking this plan, be brutally honest with yourself, as that is the best way to get the maximum result. See what you’re doing wrong, and find the best way to approach the issue. If you need to, consult with a personal trainer, as they can help to map out an exact plan for you. Good luck! Happy Fitness!