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Eating healthy but still not loosing weight | Why are you gaining weight instead | 10 reasons of not loosing weight

Eating healthy but still not loosing weight?
Why you are not losing weight?
You are not losing fat?
Why are you gaining weight instead?
10 reasons why not loosing weight?

Many people ask these question that I am doing cardio, following the diet, doing everything but I am not losing weight. Here is why you might not be dropping weight even though you may be eating all the superfoods and doing cardio workout:

1. Not Eating Enough Food: Surprise, surprise, if you are completely staying away from food just to see rapid weight loss that is not going to happen! Not eating enough can send your body into starvation mode, slow your metabolism and your body will stop burning fat. So that’s one of the reasons you might not be losing weight. When you are doing workout, your body needs more protein. If you are eating less, you are limiting your protein intake. So, as a result, you will feel tired and restless all day. Your dietitian may recommend you to increase intake of of protein in your daily diet and reduce carbs. But your regular food may not be able to fulfill your daily protein requirement. So, it is good to fulfill that requirement by taking whey protein after completing your workout (within 20 min). Optimum Nutrition is one of the best whey proteins I use. Here is the link in case you want check that out: Amazon.

2. Not Drinking Enough Water: We have all heard how important H2O is when it comes to shedding pounds. It helps to suppress appetite, so you are less likely to overeat. But that’s not all. Water is also essential in the fat-burning process, so do not skimp on water consumption. Make it a habit of start drinking water from a bottle rather than glass. This way you will be able to measure the water intake.

3. You sit most of the day: U log a solid hour of exercise almost every day. However, outside of that, your time is mostly spent sitting in front of a computer or on the couch. Sitting for just a few hours causes your body to stop making a fat-inhibiting enzyme called lipase. If you are not on your feet every hour, the fat-burning process is impacted. So get up and walk for just two minutes during each of those hours will burn an additional 59 calories a day.

4. Sleeping for Less Than 7 Hours:  To lose weight, the amount of sleep you get is just as important as your diet and exercise. Lack of sleep actually alters the way your brain works. This may make it harder to make healthy choices and resist tempting foods. Sleeping for less than 7 hours increases the level of hunger hormone ghrelin and stress hormone cortisol that prevent weight loss from happening.

5. Too Much Stress: Just like sleep deprivation, chronic stress directly affects weight gain, by promoting storage of fat, instead of burning of extra calories.

6. Binge eating (even on healthy food): Frequent snacking would cause the individual to consume more than their daily calorie intake, which results in excess weight. When u binge on snacks that are high in energy and calories or take large servings of snacks, they put on weight easily. To curve your evening snack craving, you may try some of the healthy options like peanut butter sandwich. Just make sure it does not have any other ingredient than roasted peanuts. These are two of the peanut butters I prefer myself: Alpino and Pintola.

7. Drinking Liquid Calories: Want to shed those extra pounds? Well, then focus more on what you drink than what you eat. When you juice out your fruits instead of eating them whole, you tend to lose count of the calories, and such calories even though coming from healthy source such as fruits, can put you into a calorie surplus, most of them getting stored as fat.

8. Eating late at night: The metabolism slows down drastically at the end of the day and, therefore, our body does not burn off the calories we consume at night. So having your last meal too late in the night can severely affect the fat-burning process.

9. Not Eating Mindfully: A technique called mindful eating may be one of the world’s most powerful weight loss tools. It involves slowing down, eating without distraction, savoring and enjoying each bite, while listening to the natural signals that tell your brain when your body has had enough.

10. Your Medicine Cabinet is to blame: Some medications cause weight gain or get in the way of your efforts to lose weight. Because they mess with your metabolism in some way, alter your appetite, cause water retention, or contribute to fatigue, making you less active. These include hypothyroidism, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and sleep apnea.

If you think any of these apply to you, try changing the habit and let us know in the comments below about the results.

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