When it comes to losing weight, you’ll often find it is not an easy task. Maybe in the first couple weeks you’ll shed a good amount of weight, depending on your starting weight, but then soon you’ll start losing less and less. Maybe your weight will even plateau and it will seem like no matter what you try you just can’t lose any more weight.
This is the time when many people simply give up. However, this is the time when you should do exactly the opposite of quitting. Instead, push harder to be successful at your weight loss goals. Find more motivation to keep going.
Doing The Same Workout
If you’re continually doing the same workout day after day, you’re bound to stop losing weight. You gain muscle memory and you give your body no reason to make any changes. You need to start switching things up more, and that is actually pretty simple to do.
Try doing weights once a week, walking or jogging a couple times a week, then add in a dance workout or some time at the gym on their many different machines. Don’t do the same things two days in a row. And, be sure to up your amount of reps or workout time, from time to time, as well.
Snacking Or Eating Too Late
Have you been paying attention to what you’re eating and when you are eating it? If you graze most of the day on snacks, that could be part of the reason your weight loss isn’t working as well as you would like it to.
Plan your meals and your snacks, and don’t stray from that plan. This will help you not eat out of boredom. Also, don’t eat anything big within three or so hours of when you’ll be going to bed. While your body will still burn calories in sleep, it doesn’t burn near as many as it does when you are up and active.
Not Watching Calories Or Portions
If you aren’t paying attention to calories, or at least the portions you are eating, you could be sabotaging your weight loss. Take some time to find out for your weight and body type, and how much weight you want to lose, what amount of calories you should be eating each day to lose weight. And then make sure you are controlling those portions.
If you eat out a lot, and you eat everything on your plate, you are definitely eating too much. Most restaurant portions are at least the size of two normal portions, if not more. Take half of it home to eat for one of your meals the next day.