Too often we all come across a giant wall, preventing us from getting to our weight loss goal. You’d think that after shedding 10, 20, 30 pounds, the last 5-10 pounds should be a piece of cake! So what exactly are we doing wrong? After all, if you’ve been eating healthy and working out, shouldn’t you continue seeing results? The logical answer is yes, the realistic answer is that there are hidden reasons why you’re not experiencing weight loss, despite your best efforts! Don’t be discouraged though, knowing these hidden reasons is half the battle.
You’re falling into the same workout routine & diet:
If you are eating the same kinds of food and doing the same workout every day, you are most likely only going to maintain your weight at best. Switching from an unhealthy diet to a healthy diet may have helped you out tremendously from the get-go, but if you are relying on the same workout and the same diet, you’re not going to see any changes after the initial drop. An easy solution is to introduce something new. Try new kinds of vegetables, fruits and grains. Use heavier weights, more reps, interval training and other new workout techniques to see final results. The big picture is to confuse your body and to keep it working for you!
You’re skimping out on sleep:
Not getting enough sleep is the culprit for many things, weight loss roadblock is one of them. if you aren’t getting enough sleep on a daily, regular basis, you’re setting yourself up for more carb and fat cravings. Everyone has different sleep needs, some only need 6, while some may need 9. The average is 7 hours of sleep.
***What’s preventing you from losing the last couple of pounds? Have any personal advice of what works and what doesn’t. Share them with us!
Emily is a writer for Look Young Atlanta, a leading medical weight loss Atlanta clinic. In her free time Emily enjoys going for a run, swimming, tennis and keeping up with the latest healthy living and eating tips!
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