From laziness to food addiction there are many different reasons why people fail to lose weight.
Here are some reasons you may not have thought of:
Reason #1: They don’t understand the health risks
One of the main reasons people want to lose weight is because they want to look better.
However, if they were to focus more on losing the weight to become healthier and to avoid an early death perhaps they would be more successful.
Obesity has been shown to increase the risk of developing various health conditions that will not only limit the time you live but also the quality of life too.
Reason #2: Not willing to commit to permanent change
When most people hear the word ‘diet’ they think that it is just a temporary thing, perhaps just to get in shape for the summer for example.
Diets often put a huge strain on you, as most will involve cutting a significant number of calories or involve working out daily.
In reality wouldn’t you be happier and healthier in the long run if you chose to live healthier. Stop with the drastic diets that cannot be maintained and focus just on eating healthier and getting a little more exercise than you currently get.
Reason #3: Not getting the facts about weight loss and health
With so many different ‘facts’ provided in the media it can be difficult to know what methods will actually help with your weight loss efforts.
Often the information is contradictory so it is easier to simply give up.
Reason #4: Your own thought processes
Many of us unfortunately will make excuses why you cannot lose weight. Even if you do start to lose weight once the first problem arises you will quickly give up.
If you want to lose weight and keep it off long term then you must change your thought processes. Banish those negative thoughts, stay positive and never ever give up.
Reason #5: Not knowing how many calories they consume or burn daily
It is unfortunate that many of us consume far more calories than you realise.
When choosing your foods you should always read the labels and make the effort to write down what you are eating and their calorie content.
You should make sure to find out your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate), which is the number of calories you burn daily.
By noting down both numbers you will know how many calories you need to cut from your diet and what foods you should be avoiding.
How to lose that excess weight?
Weight loss does not need to be complicated, simply cut back on the junk food and increase the amount of fresh fruit, vegetables and protein (turkey/chicken etc) you consume.
Protein is slower to digest than both fats and carbs so will help to keep you feeling fuller for longer, plus will keep your energy levels steady.
Another benefit of protein is that it can help to build lean muscle, that is if you workout regularly (which is recommended 2-3 times a week).
Finally, water is incredibly important for weight loss as it can help to flush out those toxins that prevent weight loss and can also help to reduce those annoying food cravings.
Just remember you need to stay committed to change, your health is incredibly important.