Why am I not losing weight?
A) Not enough sleep; this can affect your metabolism greatly, making you feel hungry during the next day.
8hrs a night is ideal for any person, and going to bed and waking up on regular hours, even on weekends is crucial.
Try to keep a healthy sleeping pattern.
B) Not aware of calorie intake; everyone should know that 1 pound of fat equals 3500 calories. Track what you eat everyday so you and get and overall idea on how many calories you consume.
This will help with how much your calorie intake should be and what you need to do to burn it off. Creating a calorie goal.
C) No regular eating habits; having a regular set time for eating allows the creation of time intervals so that your body has a proper amount of time for healthy digestion and easier meal tracking.
Doing so will also improve your metabolism, so stay on track, even if your tempted to indulge on weekends, remind yourself your hard work will go to waste.
D) Skipping meals; this is the worst approach to trying to lose weight because it slows down your metabolism causing you to burn fewer calories during work outs and storing fat instead of losing fat.
This leads to sudden food cravings, causing over eating which is the worst alternative to having a regular meal at normal schedules.
Restricting what you eat commonly leads to food cravings and binge eating.
In some cases, dieting is just a person way of covering up or even expressing the underlying problem which could be hurt feelings, traumas, and dealing with bad situations in their lives.
Dieting can quickly change from an effort to being healthy/looking healthy into an obsession. Excessive thinking about food, new diets, exercise, and your body can result in eating disorders whether it is overeating or under eating and over exercising or under-exercising.
Dieting confuses the body so you don’t know whether your body is full or hungry which can lead to confusion when planning to eat a meal.