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Top 5 Reasons You Are Not Losing Weight

If you have been eating healthily and exercising, yet the scales tell a different story, you may be wondering where you are going wrong. The first thing you need to do is stop relying solely on the scales. Take your measurements too, as this is the best way to track your weight loss, with a combination of both. If you are still unhappy with the results you are getting, or rather the lack of results, read on to discover why you are not losing weight even after diet and exercise.


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You’re blindly following the poor or wrong advice

There is only one place to begin, and this is with bad information. There has been a lot of bad information passed down other the years, even by seemingly ‘reliable’ sources like the government. Nina Teicholz has revealed all about this, as she talks about how we have been led to believe that fat is bad for this. In fact, this is not the case. Make sure you are not following the poor advice in your attempt to shed some pounds.

You’re exercising too much 

You are probably thinking, “what? Surely, the more you exercise, the better? Well, this is not always the case. If you exercise too much, you will hit a brick wall, and you will stop losing weight. This is especially the case if you are not varying your exercises in terms of intensity and frequency. Rest days are just as critical as your workouts.

For breakfast, you have one big glass of juice 

You may assume that having a big glass of fruit juice is good for you to losing the weight. After all, you are getting a good chunk of your five a day! However, there are a number of problems with this. The first is that you are more likely to start overeating later in the day. Not only this but there is a large quantity of sugar found in fruit juices, and so this isn’t as healthy as a lot of people assume.

You’re not tracking what you eat 

While on your quest to lose weight, it is really important to make sure you track everything you eat. If you don’t, you are almost certain to end up overeating. This is because you will forget about certain things you had to eat earlier in the day. Moreover, you may underestimate the number of calories in the foods you have eaten.

Your health expectations are not realistic 

Are your health expectations realistic? If they are not, it is likely that you are setting yourself up for failure and, therefore, this is where you are going wrong with your weight loss journey.

Hopefully, you have now got to the bottom as to why you are struggling on your weight loss journey. If you are making one of the mistakes that have been mentioned above, don’t be hard on yourself. After all, there is a lot of misinformation on the Internet at the moment. Simply take the advice that has been provided and you should notice a difference.

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TWL Working Mom

Jennifer is the owner of TWL Working Moms. She is a full time teacher, a mom & step mom, and NBCT Facilitator. Jennifer lives in Washington State and is a born + raised New Yorker. In her spare time, she loves traveling, yoga, the beach, writing, listening to books and drinking coffee.

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