6 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

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You must have noticed that when you are trying to lose weight you often see amazing positive results in the short term.

However, soon you reach a stage when weight loss seems to stop. And no matter how intensely you workout, your body starts resisting.

But don’t worry, as we’ve got a list of possible reasons your body may stop losing weight.

The trick is to overcome the following issues and you will see improvement.


1. Dehydration

The basic rule is to drink at least eight glasses of water a day, or else your body will feel dehydrated.

Dehydration can also urge you to consume high-calorie drinks, like juices, soda, and energy drinks.

This, in turn, causes the weight to increase or remain the same.

Moreover, you should know that drinking one glass of water before having a meal can help the body burn calories at a much faster rate than an intense workout.

2. Sleep Cycle

Sleeping late might sound fun, but it badly affects your physical and mental health.

This is particularly true when you are trying to lose weight. This is because it can disrupt your goals, no matter how hard you try.

Poor sleep cycles will lead you to obesity. Try to adopt the habit of sleeping early; you’ll automatically get up early in the morning, with more enthusiasm, and an active mind.

3. Too Many Cheat Days

We know you just lost a couple of pounds, and this definitely calls for celebration in the form of a “cheat day.”

Unfortunately, many people don’t understand that enjoying a few cheat days is fine but too many cheat days can sabotage your healthy diet plan.

4. You Starve for Long Hours

When you take long breaks between your meals, your metabolism starts to slow so the body can use the leftover nutrients for energy.

But this, in turn, slows down the digestion process, leaving chunks of fats and complex carbohydrate undigested, thus increasing your body weight.

The key here is to avoid starving and focus on eating healthy nutrients.

5. Over Thinking

There are two types of people. Some who eat a lot when they are stressed out, and others eat very little.

Do you know that a common reason for stress is over thinking and thinking about situations that aren’t even true?

So, if you’re on a diet, you might be getting a lot of unwanted opinions about your body weight and diet plan.

Note that they aren’t worthy of your thoughts. Stick to your mission and stay calm.

6. Sluggish Thyroid

Surprisingly, if your thyroid gland feels lose and saggy, it can cause you to gain 5 to 10 pounds.

This is because the saggy or bloating neck would mean that you have a thyroid problem, which means less production of energy cells that help in digestion.

Unfortunately, that would mean poor digestion, resulting in higher body weight.

The Bottom Line

Losing weight is a tiring process, but you can fulfill your target if you stay consistent and gradually push yourself.

Remember, patience, and hard work is the key.


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