With New Year's Resolutions comes a lot of dieting. And with a lot of dieting comes a lot of struggling to lose weight. If this sounds like you, you aren’t alone. Millions of people everywhere start up on a diet plan only to find themselves having a hard time realizing success.
Is it always because you lack the will power to continue? Or is there something else going on that’s causing you to falter in your attempt to shed the pounds?
In order to realize why you aren’t losing body fat, there are some important things that you need to consider.Let’s take a look at 4 of the main reasons that could be keeping you from your goals.
You Aren’t Tracking Your Intake
Are you being honest with your tracking? Perhaps when you first start, you track your calorie intake to the letter. But soon little things are slipping in here and there.
If you want to see optimal results, you might want to start tracking your intake for the day precisely.
You Always Do The Same Workout
Do you do the same workout over and over again? (Maybe I should be asking "Do you exercise at all?" first). Remember, the body responds best to change. If you aren’t ever changing your workout around, you’re going to hit a plateau and your body will see no further reason to get any stronger or more fit.
Try out a new exercise, reverse the order of the exercises you’re performing, or do something else that will evoke change.
If you do this, you’ll can notice a difference almost immediately.
Your Diet Hasn’t Changed For Weeks
Are you updating your plan? Remember, as you begin to lose weight, you may have to adjust your daily calorie intake downwards as you’ll require fewer calories to maintain that new body weight.
The lighter you get, the lower in calories your diet will need to be. If you forget to accommodate for this, you might just find yourself eating at your new maintenance calorie intake.
You’ve Been Dieting For Too Long
Another big problem for some people is the fact that they’ve just been dieting for too long. Even though it's resolution time, if you haven’t had a diet break in ages, now may be the time to do so.
Going too long on a diet plan will result in a slowed metabolic rate so some time will be in order to speed it up and get you seeing faster results once again. Take one week off every 6-8 weeks on your lower calorie diet.
Are any of the above 4 common reasons a factor for you?
What you have just read is generally solid advice for most people. But it does depend on how you are dieting. There are other strategic methods to utilize where you can dieting continuously AND even enjoy some of the foods that you will cut out and/or crave.
If you're serious about taking your health and fitness to the next level this year, I encourage you to meet with a personal trainer and take advantage of the many FREE Fitness Consultation offers out there.
During most consults, you'll receive detailed information on how to get fit and trim that's tailored to YOUR body. There's usually no obligation and (again, usually) totally and completely free. BUT...I know for most quality fitness professionals this time of year, space is limited. Take action!