4 Reasons Why You May Not Be Losing Weight
It happens to so many women! They follow a rigorous fitness regime, pop in weight loss diet pills but fail to lose weight. You must do more that just rigorous workouts and having diet pills to start shedding the excess body fat.
Here are 5 reasons why you may not be losing weight despite your constant efforts:
- Increase in diet – When you workout more, you begin to feel hungrier and eat more. Are you working out enough to compensate for those extra calories that your body is storing? Make your workouts effective by combining them with a healthy diet that includes ingesting only as many calories as your body needs. Prepare a diet chart or maintain a diary, recording all that you are eating. You can then eliminate the excess calories. Creating a calorie deficit will help you achieve your goals of getting rid of lower belly fat also known as the “muffin top.”
- Imbalanced workouts – The newest workout mantra is “muscle confusion”. Add variety to your workouts so that all the muscles get exercised and your program does not reach a plateau. Include cardios, weights, core training, strength training and flexibility to your fitness regime so that you get best results. Add more weights and challenge your body to its limits by making your workouts more intense.
- Is your machine telling you the truth? – Most machines, on which you workout like treadmills and stationary cycles et al, have calorie-meters that show the amount of calories that you have burned. But they do not give a correct reading as they are programmed to show 30% more burnt calories than you have actually done so. Rather than depending upon the calorie-meter to plan your workouts, use the distance covered meter. So, if you have jogged 3 miles on the treadmill, you would have burned 300 calories.
- You do not feel refreshed after your workout – A workout should leave you feeling refreshed. If you are tired, then your fitness program is not appropriate. In fact, it may be harming you. Plan your workout with the help of a fitness instructor who can advise you about the type of workouts to be included, the diet and the amount of rest that you should be getting. Training hard is essential but it should not be overdone as it will leave you with cravings for food, not to mention weakening your immune system, making you an insomniac and overweight person.
The best plan of action is to follow a fitness regime that includes a variety of exercises and a healthy diet. Challenge and push your body to its limits but do not overdo it. Keep your goals in view and slowly move closer to them.
Brenda Lyttle is a work at home mother and a health freak. She is also the owner of a party supplies store online.