Top 20 Reasons Why You Are Not Losing Weight


2. Your Weight Loss Goals Are Unrealistic

Unrealistic weight loss goals can also be disappointing. I have personally heard many women say that they want to lose weight, but they were in the healthy weight range. However, if you do need to lose weight, go for it, but keep your goals realistic.

Losing 10 pounds in a week is not possible, and I am talking about fat and not water weight. Fad diets may promise the impossible, but they cannot guarantee permanent weight loss. You should always aim at losing fat gradually. Write down your short-term goals in a journal. For example, no sugar in beverages or lose 2 pounds in a week. This will make your goals more realistic and achievable. And once you have achieved your short-term goals one by one, you can notice a huge difference in your appearance, brain function, muscle action, and mental fitness.

3. You Think You Eat Healthy

You Think You Eat Healthy

Isn’t it a real problem when you eat healthy and still don’t lose even half an inch? You remain flabbergasted and disappointed. Take a second look at your day’s meals, especially when you are snacking or drinking beverages. Ideally, your meal should contain a good source of protein, dietary fiber, complex carbs, and healthy fats. You should get 10-35% calories from protein, 45%-65% calories from carbs, and 20%-35% calories from healthy fat. Sources of lean protein are chicken breast, ground lean turkey, lean cuts of pork, mushroom, legumes and beans, tofu, and soy chunks. You should consume veggies and fruits to get the required amount of dietary fiber and complex carbs. Consume nuts, seeds, avocado, clarified butter, olive oil, flaxseed oil, flaxseed butter, etc. to provide your body with healthy fats.

Apart from this, you should monitor what you are snacking on. That’s where many of us go wrong. Energy drinks, packaged fruit and vegetable juices, soda, coffee with cream and sugar, potato wafers, ranch dip, mayonnaise, deep fried chicken, and even overeating veggies and fruits as a snack can hinder your weight loss. To find out whether you are actually eating healthy, maintain a food journal and record what you are eating and how much you are eating for a week. It will give you a fair idea where you should make some changes or if it’s something else that’s preventing you from losing weight.