The 6 Likely Reasons Why You Aren't Losing Weight Quickly

Natural Medical. When it comes to losing weight, everyone seems to have an answer to solve that problem, but they never seem to be asking the right kind of question. Why is my weight loss not happening? What am I doing wrong? I'm putting in the effort and I'm not seeing the results. Why am I failing? There's no need to panic. Information is all over the place. In fact, infomercials, weight loss clinics, and health food stores are right at your disposal serving you the latest pills, juices, devices, or any combination of them all. Each and every one of them promises "quick" weight loss. Unfortunately, each and every one of them is stealing money from your wallet. REALITY CHECK: Losing weight quickly is absolutely, positively, 100 percent guaranteed to cause your body to gain weight. You will not find an answer in any "magic" pill, potion, or juice. So, STOP LOOKING! The diet and weight loss industry is a multimillion dollar business. The problem is that they are making all the money and you are keeping all the weight. It's all based on fear, misinformation and guilt. Here are six new tips on how to combat the battle of the bulge in a smart and safe manner. If you are looking for quick weight loss secrets, this isn't the place for you. But, if you're trying to find a way to reduce your body weight using sound advice for long term fat reduction, read on. Likely reason #1: You are trying to lose too much weight in a very short amount of time. If the goal is long term fat loss, reducing excessive body weight in a very quick manner isn't very effective or very healthy. Your body isn't capable of shedding more than 2 pounds of fat per week, (and that's being generous). It is able to lose more than 2 pounds of other things that you actually need. You can lose more than 2 pounds of muscle and you can also lose more than 2 pounds of water weight. That's it. Your water weight will quickly come back as soon as you consume any food or liquid. Your muscle loss will absolutely guarantee of a decreased caloric burn and a much slower metabolism. When your metabolism slows down, the possibility of fat loss is diminished. Likely reason #2: You are attempting to restrict the amount of food you put into your body. I can't say it any simpler than this, if you are not eating; you are not going to lose any fat. For those of you who think that going on a restrictive diet or starving yourself will help shed all those unwanted pounds, think again. Your body is an amazing machine that doesn't want to die. It always strives to maintain a state of equilibrium: When you take drastic measures to create sudden rapid weight loss, your body will adjust itself to maintain that equilibrium by balancing its energy needs and body fat balance. What that means is, if you restrict food and nutrients from entering your system, it will manufacture energy from your muscle tissue. When you lose muscle, you lose the ability to burn body fat. The only way to lose your fat and keep it off permanently is to reduce the amount of calories slowly and increase your activity levels. Likely reason #3: You have an ineffective exercise program. To get the most benefits from your weight loss and exercise programs, can only happen if a concerted effort is made to follow a structured and challenging workout program. If you are eating poorly, not exercising and doing way too much cardio, forget about losing fat. Resistance training, the proper nutrition and moderate amounts of aerobic exercise will produce the results you are looking for. Too much of one and not enough of another will defeat any gains you may have previously seen. Resistance training will build lean muscle mass and help reduce fat. Proper nutrition will allow your body to continue to burn body fat, as well as, fuel your muscles. Cardiovascular training at a moderate level, (not an excessive level), completed after resistance training will enhance your ability to stay lean. Re-examine your workout and see if the necessary steps, in the correct order are in place. Then watch your body transform into a fat burning machine. Likely reason #4: You are blaming everything on your genetics. You can point your finger at your parents for a lot of things, but let's face it; you can't put the blame on them for you having a slow metabolism. Everyone can lose fat. It will just take a little longer and require a little more effort for some than for others. It's definitely not fair that more than a few people have inherited a metabolism and body type that favors fat storage. But by working a little harder than other people, being more persistent than other people and training more intensely than other people, you too could have a body of your dreams. It's amazing what a body can look like if a proper plan of action is put into place. Take responsibility for your actions and set realistic goals with deadlines. Likely reason #5: You are relying on "scale weight" as a true indicator of weight loss success. Most people put too much emphasis on what that little number staring back at us between our toes really means. All it is telling us is that our body weighs a certain amount against gravity. Nothing more...nothing less. It cannot distinguish between body fat and lean body mass. It can't tell you if you lost fat the last time you went on your diet and gained it back again on the current diet. It has no way of letting you know the truth. What's worse, you could be losing fat and gaining muscle and it will still have the same number. And in your mind you will think you are improving. A true indicator of progress will be by noticing the way your clothing fits, by the way you look in a mirror and how your body feels each and every morning. Do yourself a favor and throw away that scale! Likely reason #6: I'm too old to begin an exercise program If you still need motivation to get started after reading these posts for the past six weeks, they you better go back and read them again. Age is just a number. If you are able to walk, you are able to exercise. Taking small steps and let your desire be the starting point for all of your future achievements. I've worked with clients for all age groups and they all had to start somewhere. Don't let the "tomorrows" be your excuse for not starting today. "The difference between successful people and those who are not, is the resilience and ability to keep trying and overcome obstacles by applying the knowledge they've learned." By : Billy Carney

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