19 Nov The Top 5 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight
Nothing is as frustrating as dieting, exercising and doing everything that you can to lose those extra pounds, only to struggle to lose any weight at all. So many people today struggle with this, and it can be easy to give up and call it quits. However, it doesn’t mean that you should give up on your weight loss journey. The truth of the matter is, there are likely a few things that you are doing that are preventing you from losing weight.
Cutting Too Many Calories– When you diet and cut too many calories, your body’s metabolism starts to slow down. It goes into starvation mode and can cause you to store more fat instead of losing weight. Instead of worrying about cutting calories, worry about eating good foods instead of bad ones.
Lack of Sleep- If you aren’t getting enough sleep, you ate going to struggle to lose weight. When we are tired from a lack of sleep, the body will crave food to reenergize—especially sugary food. If you want to control cravings and listen to healthy hunger cues—you need to get enough sleep.
Eating More Than You Think– It is important that you don’t eat too little, but that you also don’t eat too much. Most people don’t comprehend how much they’re eating every day, and they often don’t realize how many extra calories, sugars, and fat they are putting in their diet with their drinks. The best approach to staying on top of this is keeping a food journal.
Stressing out. Stress can do a number on the body. It not only impacts our eating habits and ability to sleep but it also affects cortisol levels in the body which can make it difficult to lose weight.
These are all common mistakes and ones that can be avoided with the right weight loss approach.
Here at Heritage Family Medicine and Aesthetics, we have many patients that come in wanting to know why they aren’t losing weight and what they can do to start seeing results. This is why we not only help our patients understand some of these common weight loss hurdles, but we also offer treatments like Optifast that can help boost your weight loss results. Optifast is a meal replacement strategy that gradually transitions you into homemade meals. It comes with ongoing support and education to help you not only lose weight but keep it off.
We offer this 6-8 month program because we have seen first-hand how many people struggle to lose weight, not knowing why they aren’t dropping those extra pounds. We also know that this is one of the best ways to not only lose stubborn weight but to change your life for the better and keep that weight off for good. If you are interested in Optifast, or other solutions that can help you with your weight loss goals, give us a call at 817-318-7859 to set up an appointment today.