Here's a complaint that's all too common among dieters. See if it rings a bell with you:
"I've been working out and eating healthy everyday for the past couple of months, but I'm not losing weight. In fact, some weeks I'm GAINING weight. It's really discouraging… I'm limiting my calories every day and I know for a fact the meals I'm eating are healthy. I don't understand and it's so frustrating! Is there something else I should be doing? Someone please help… I'm going in the opposite direction that I want to be going!"
When you're trying hard and still not getting the weight loss results you desperately want, it can be incredibly demoralizing. It's why so many people throw in the towel and go back to a life of poor eating habits and inactivity until they pluck up the courage to try again.
Want to break this vicious cycle of on/off dieting and finally learn what you've been doing wrong? That's what I'm sharing today — here are five reasons you're not getting the weight loss results you want, and what to do about it:
1. Your Expectations Are Unrealistic
I know it's not what you want to hear, but weight loss is a much slower process than most people are willing to accept. You might see contestants on shows like The Biggest Loser and Operation Transformation losing 5-10 lbs every week, but this just isn't possible for most ordinary working people. We prefer to assess your own individual situation and recommend a weight loss goal that's realistic and achievable for you.
2. You're Not Eating the Right Foods
You can work your ass off in the gym, but if your diet isn't up to scratch you'll never see any of those sexy muscles. Are you getting enough protein? Are you eating too much? Not enough? Are you getting the right nutrition before and after your workouts? One of the first things we always do is make sure clients have a nutrition plan that fits their tastes and lifestyle, AND gets results.
3. You're Not Doing the Right Exercises
If you're putting in the hours at the gym every week but not getting anywhere, it's probably because you're not doing the right exercises (or doing the right exercises the wrong way). Make sure you're doing some form of strength training regularly, and have a professional show you how it's done. This will get you the maximum return for the time you invest at the gym.
4. You're Too Focused on "Dieting"
Far from getting you the weight loss results you want, constant yo-yo dieting will actually cause your weight to creep up over the months and years. You start out determined to lose weight and deprive yourself of all the "bad" foods (which coincidentally happen to be the ones you love most), only to give up soon after and go back to bingeing… with a vengeance! Focus on taking care of your body rather than depriving it, and the weight loss will follow.
Are you ready to start seeing major weight loss results? Then you'll need to try a different approach. Request a free consultation here to find out how we can help.