Top 10 reasons you’re NOT losing weight

  1. You aren’t eating the right food for YOUR goals​ – If you eat more than 20-30% of daily calories from carbohydrates you can’t effectively access fat stores for energy. As a result more fat is stored than burned and this is also a strong prediJulieCrouchctor of future weight gain
  2. Your diet doesn’t agree with your body type​ – If you hold weight in your midsection (which is most of us) chances are you are Insulin Resistant (IR). IR causes your body to produce too much insulin, eventually “desensitizing” your body’s ability to break down carbs & increasing blood sugar. Therefore if you are eating a diet high in carbs/fruits, you are actually making it harder to lose weight.​
  3. Your body could be lacking certain nutrients & vitamins​ – If you eat a diet full of Low-Fat or Non-Fat items you are missing out on key vitamins, minerals & nutrients that your body requires to function optimally. It is extremely difficult to lose weight when your body is lacking nutrients.​
  4. Could you be doing too much cardio?​ – Working out too often or too intensely can cause a plateau in your weight loss or even weight gain; this is termed as overtraining.​
  5. Strength training is an important part of weight loss​ – Without proper strength training you will not be able to build muscle. The more lean muscle mass you have, the higher your resting metabolic rate; therefore allowing you to burn more calories at rest.​
  6. Hormonal imbalances have a lot to do with your ability to lose weight ​- If your body is not functioning properly internally, most women will find it difficult, if not impossible to drop those pesky pounds. The body’s hormone levels (including insulin, thyroid function & adrenals) all need to be at optimal levels and functionality for the body to achieve results.​
  7. Do you get bloated, have stomach issues or food intolerances?​ Food intolerances and digestive issues can not only make you miserable and uncomfortable, but can also slow down or even halt your weight loss. ​
  8. Your environment can affect your body more than you think​ – Environmental toxins & steroids/additives in foods over time can cause hormonal disruptions in your body. These hormonal disruptions affect your body’s ability to lose weight, produce proper amounts of hormones & overall affect your health​
  9. Are you getting enough sleep?​ Studies show the average person need 7-8 hours of UNINTERRUPTED sleep each night to properly recover.​
  10. STRESS can play large role in your body’s ability to burn fat!​ Stress increases the body’s cortisol levels. As the body releases excess amounts of cortisol this causes increased hunger and actually promotes weight gain, specifically in the abdominal region. ​