Losing weight is no easy task. The weight takes a lot longer and a lot more work to come off than it took to put on. You may end up feeling frustrated and hopeless throughout your weight loss journey, but it is so worth it to push through and continue to try. Your health depends on it.
If you have been trying to lose weight for some time, and you just feel stuck, there may be one or more reasons why. It is important that you try to identify the reason(s), and take action to find a solution. Take some time to go through this list and analyze what’s going on in your life.
Struggle #1 – You have hit a plateau
A weight loss plateau can occur after you have been on your journey for a while and have already lost some weight. If you have changed your eating habits and started exercising, you most likely saw results pretty quickly. But once your body gets used to those same eating habits and workouts, you may stop seeing results.
Solution: Now that you weigh less, you may need to adjust how many calories you are taking in. You can do this by visiting an online calorie calculator, or working with a nutrition coach (like me!). You will also want to try to switch up the type of workouts you are doing. It may also be a good idea to add some interval training to your routine. Your workouts may need to become longer. You need to try out different things until you start seeing results again.
You can read the other four reasons and solutions in my weekly post on Organize Yourself Skinny here.