Friday, July 14, 2017


When it comes to weight loss and the thought of how you can lose weight, it typically is thought that diet and exercise are the main culprits. Which in most cases, that’s true. But there are more reasons on why someone, such as yourself, isn’t losing weight the way they thought they would be, and here are the reasons why.

1. Patience: Results Don’t Happen Overnight

Progress takes time. Remember, the progress that the fitness trainer at your local gym has achieved didn’t happen overnight. Many people get discouraged and give up in the beginning because they do not visually see results.

However, your body takes time to build muscle, lose fat, and become healthier overall. Your results will not happen over a few days or even a few months either.

If you are losing weight the right way, or in other words, the healthier way, it is going to take you a little bit longer. The slower your results are, the longer those results are going to last. Your results will become part of your lifestyle and your routine.

Also, you will be able to maintain your new weight much easier. Best of all, with all of these benefits you will find yourself much happier.

Your weight loss results will be based on the following:
  • Consistency
  • Commitment
  • Patience
  • Time
Keep it up! Your new body will thank you.

2. Stop Sugar: Your Diet Matters

Many people make the mistake of trying to lose weight on quick fad diets, getting information from different social media sites and random articles and then they try to piece it all together.

They think they are creating an amazing weight loss plan all on their own with the best tips and tricks. Some even follow a diet that a blogger or fitness channel has introduced while showing their own successes.

However, when you see these results you are only getting bits and pieces, not the whole picture.

These fad diets that require you to spend money are all only temporary, “quick” weight loss remedies that don’t give you long lasting results that you crave. They aren’t lifestyle changing or sustaining diets that are going to keep you healthy and losing weight at the same time.

For example, if you go on a low carb diet, your body will adapt to it. Your body learns that it’s not getting the proper amount of energy and your body producing the hormone that helps you burn and metabolize fat.

With that being said, these fad diets aren’t something that you can continue and keep making progress with while remaining healthy.

When choosing the correct diet, you want to look for something nutrient dense, and you want it to be a lifestyle, something you can do for the rest of your life without getting bored of the same repetitive foods.

And for the love of God, stop eating SUGAR!


Another thing that people do is start replacing some of their meals with supplements. Supplements in most cases can give you plenty of benefits, but it’s not going to replace the benefits of whole foods.

An easy, simple tip on choosing the right foods is; if you can grow the food, or raise the food, it is healthy to eat. This means no longer eating prepackaged or processed food. These foods will cause weight loss issues such as plateaus.

Plateaus in Weight Loss

A big reason why many people will come across a plateau when dieting is that they are constantly cutting the amount of calories they eat daily.

In some cases, cutting down your calorie intake is great and will definitely help with weight loss, but if your body isn’t consuming enough calories, then it will go into survival mode.

In this mode, your body is going to store every calorie that you consume and put it directly into fat cells because it believes you are starving. If this happens, you will actually gain weight (fat).

So if you are starting a new diet and see yourself gaining weight maybe think about increasing the amount of calories you consume on a daily basis.

3. Exercise!

When it comes to the exercise that you want to do to make sure you are getting the best results, you want to train smarter, not harder.

Many people make the mistake of thinking that doubling up your weight training, or going a little extra hard on cardio or working out two times a day is what is going to get them results much faster.

In some cases, this is correct but you also have to remember that along with your diet; you are going to have to continue that exercise every day, for the rest of your life in order to maintain. This is when you need to have consistency more than efficiency.

Your body will start to adapt to the new things that you introduce to it along the way. This means that eating a bad diet along with over-exercising, your body will no longer perform and function normally on the current exercises that you’re doing.

Internally, there are a number of factors that contribute to weight loss. With every exercise or diet change; what you’re consuming, the amount of stress you’re putting on your muscles through working out, and all have to process internally before you are going to see results in the mirror.

Exercise Variation and Your Muscles

You have to spend the right amount of time into the different categories of exercises for the different muscle groups. Every muscle group needs to be worked, but then they must also rest to recuperate.

Without rest, your muscles aren’t going to grow but instead will wear themselves down causing your physique to decline.

Working out too hard without feeding your body enough healthy calories from a balanced diet will cause cellulite and fat storage wherever your body chooses to store it.

If this happens, Reevaluate what you’re doing when it comes to cardio and weight training, and try to mix up your workouts and cardio so that you aren’t doing the same thing every single week.

Diet and training go completely hand in hand with each other so focusing on what your body needs along with how much is too much for your body is very important.

Everyone is Different

When trying to find a diet or exercise that is right for you, you need to remember that everybody is completely different.

Meaning that someone else who is the same height, same age, and same gender as you might require almost double the calorie intake of you while needing much less time on the treadmill.

Lifting heavy weights is not just for building big muscle, it is actually a huge key factor in losing weight. Lifting is great for building lean muscle, getting curves, and losing fat. So if you are a woman and are worried about bulking up and looking like a man, don’t.

Men’s physique differs so much than a woman’s which means that when you are lifting heavy weights you are not going to get huge; you are going to slim down. You just have to find your own mixture between diet and training.

The time for you to get into a new fitness regime is now! Don’t put it off any longer. If you do, you are only causing yourself to lose focus, and you will decrease your chances of losing weight and getting healthier. The quicker you begin, the faster you are going to see results.

Don’t wait for a happier you, create a happier you.

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