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Monday, September 10, 2018

Find Out: 11 Common Reasons That Stop You From Losing Weight

Have you ever wondered why you still find it hard to lose weight despite all the efforts you have exerted?

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According to Healthline, there are a number of common reasons why a person does not lose weight.

“When you lose weight, your body fights back. You may be able to lose quite a lot of weight at first, without much effort. However, weight loss may slow down or stop altogether after a while,” it disclosed.


With this, you must find out the most common reasons that stop you from losing weight.

1. Too focused on dieting
A number of studies show that people who diet gain more weight over time. 

“Dieting is not a long-term solution. If you wish to lose weight and keep it off in the long term, focus on adopting healthier lifestyle habits,” it was stressed.

2. Too Much Alcohol
Beer, wine, and sugary alcoholic beverages are very high in calories. Alcohol itself has about seven calories per gram—which is high.

Spirits mixed with zero-calorie beverages are better options if you want to lose weight.

3. Junk Food
A 2014 study disclosed that about 19.9 percent of people in the North America and Europe satisfy the criteria for food addiction. Those who have this problem use junk food in a similar way as drug addicts use drugs.

“If you are addicted to junk food, then simply eating less or changing your diet can seem downright impossible…. If you have strong food cravings or food addiction, weight loss can be very difficult. Consider seeking professional help,” it was noted.

4. Not lifting weights
One of the most important things you can do when losing weight is to do some form of resistance training such as lifting weights. Strength training prevents the loss of muscle mass which is often associated with weight loss and helps maintain long-term fat loss.

5. Binge Eating
Binge eating is a common side effect of dieting. It involves rapidly eating of food, often much more than your body needs.

6. Not Keeping Track of What You're Eating

According to studies, keeping track of your diet will help you lose weight. It was found that people who use food diaries or photograph their meals consistently lose more weight than people who do not.

7. Sugary beverages
Shunning sugary beverages is an excellent weight loss strategy as these beverages often make up a significant portion of people’s calorie intake.

8. Too much processed food

Food quality is just as important as quantity. Make sure to base your diet on whole foods as eating too much processed food could ruin your weight loss success.

9. Not Drinking Water

In a 12-week weight loss study, it was found that those who drank half a liter or 17 ounces of water 30 minutes before meals lost 44 percent more weight than those who did not.

To reduce your calorie intake, drink a glass of water before meals. 

10. Poor sleep
Researches revealed that poor sleep is one of the biggest risk factors for obesity. Adults who have poor sleep have a 55 percent greater risk of becoming obese while children have 89 percent.

11. Medical condition
Medical conditions like hypothyroidism and sleep apnea may be hindering your weight loss efforts.

This article was filed under Health, Health news, Healthy life news, Newshealth, Healthy Living, Health blogs, Health benefits, and Weight loss.