5 Reasons You Are Not Losing Weight

Here are some reasons why you might not be losing enough weight. You might be losing weight but not as much as you would expect. If that is the case then read on:

  1. Are you depressed?. Depression can cause an increase in appetite and can lead to massive gains, forget about just not losing weight. When you are in depression, you don’t necessarily eat because of your emotions, you eat to make yourself comfortable and this can be dangerous. The more you eat, the more depressed you feel because you think you will gain weight because of all the eating you have just done. In this case, the first thing you should do, is to forget about dieting or losing weight and consult a doctor for your unstable emotions and then worry about your weight, otherwise you will never get out of this binging vicious cycle.
  2. People have conflicting views on this one. Some say that you must set realistic goals, like losing 10 pounds in 2 months. Others say that you should set unrealistic goals because that will help you get ahead a lot further, like losing 60 pounds in 4 months. My experience says that it is best that you set yourself short term goals. Goals like, lose 2 pounds this week. Nothing more, otherwise you might be put off by the lack of progress and that alone can drive you nuts.
  3. Try to stay away from chocolate. Many people believe that it is ok to have chocolate to have chocolate everyday if you take it in small amounts and the variety is low calorie dark color one instead of the high calorie milk one. That may be true but the thing is that no matter what variety of chocolate, it still has fats and sugar in it. Best option is to avoid it because you cannot have it in small amounts (in chocolate world, small amount is really small, people cannot possibly understand how small) and you might gain weight.
  4. Drinking Water might be a bit confusing for you. Drinking lots of water is obviously good for you as it freshens you up, gives you energy by making the blood flow easily and can release the toxins inside your body. But then again, if you drink too much water you would feel bloated and that might put you off. Plus, if you drink water when you are hungry then that also could hamper your motivation. The trick is to find the balance. Drink water while going to bed and waking up. Drink water with meals and the such. Other then that, pack on the veggies and high fiber foods like pasta and brown rice.
  5. Don’t go too easy on yourself. I do agree that one should never make drastic changes suddenly in ones lifestyle but if you have managed to get started on a diet program or an exercising regime then stick to it. Be dedicated and be strict. There is no point in doing 10 push ups and then rewarding yourself with a cream cake. You have to increase the amount of exercise, decrease the amount of food while increasing the percentage of minerals, vitamins and fiber in your diet.

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