Even though you are not unhealthy with your habits and regularly eat healthily and exercise often you may still find that your weight loss results are not as good as you would expect.
Is there a reason for this? Read on to see why you may not be losing weight despite being healthy.
#1: You have not cut enough calories
According to a recent survey very few people are able to estimate the correct number of calories they are consuming, with most overestimating.
If you do not cut enough calories then you are not going to lose as much weight as you would like.
To solve this problem you will need to work out exactly how many calories you need to lose weight, and then keep track of what you are taking in.
This means keeping a food diary and trying your best to stick to your allotted allowance of calories.
#2: You are not getting enough exercise
Even if you feel as though you are constantly on the go, doing jobs around the home or running errands does not necessarily mean that you are burning calories.
You could be on the go for a few hours but only burn 300-400 calories, which is not much really.
To lose weight you need to burn calories, which means you need to exercise.
Of course if you lead a busy life this can be difficult to fit in. However, by performing HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) you will be able to burn off hundreds of calories in just a few minutes.
#3: You consume too many healthy foods
Even healthy foods like fruit contain calories, so you still need to be careful with your portion sizes.
As above if you keep a food journal you will know exactly what you are putting into your body, and will know what you need to change to see the results you want.
#4: You don’t look at the nutritional value
Just because a particular food looks and sounds healthy does not necessarily mean that it is the case.
Of then foods are marketed in a such a way to look healthy but the truth is that they are not. Often containing hidden sugars and fats.
To ensure you are eating as healthy as possible you should always check the food labels before you add it to your shopping basket.
#5: You eat diet ‘treats’ between meals
We all suffer food cravings from time to time, so you have no doubt sticked up on those low calorie and low sugar treats to consume when they occur.
Unfortunately these low or zero sugar treat contain sweeteners that actually cause you even more cravings as they can change how your brain works.
Have a bit of fruit or some sliced carrots instead to curb those cravings.