Hey guys! 👋🏼 Here are 9 reasons you might experience stalled weight loss. Which are your biggest problems? 🤔 . 🔥 Some of the most common questions I get involve weight loss! There is so much confusion when it comes to losing weight. But really, if that's your goal, on the surface, the process should be quite simple. Unfortunately today we are saddled with stress, sleep debt, and a food supply that often seems intent on working against us. . 💪🏼 I made this simple graphic to highlight some of the less obvious ways you may be holding on to extra lbs. . 🍃 Perhaps the most effective way to lose weight is to *not* go on a diet but to shift your lifestyle toward healthier habits. Yes, cutting out starchy carbs and processed foods which drive your hunger is a great primary strategy. But lifestyle also plays a major role in how our hormones regulate our weight. . 🥐🍞🥖 While any calorie deficit will lead to weight loss, lowering carbs keeps your hunger more stable by allowing your blood sugar to stay consistent. And, it allows you to enjoy higher levels of growth hormone which helps to preserve your muscle. . 🥚🍗🍖 Increasing your protein not only indices greater satiety than fat and carbs but it stimulates muscle protein synthesis and also provides a greater thermic effect which causes your metabolism to ramp up (this may provide low carb, higher protein diets with a slight "metabolic advantage" over lower protein moderate carb diets, but this is controversial). . 🥑🥥 And finally adding healthy fats to your diet is great for satiety and filling out your calories, but the calories in fat can still add up leading to a hypercaloric (more calories than you are burning though) state! . Double tap to let me know if this is helpful. 🤔 and if you have any questions, post them below! 👇🏼 . Inspo: @chris.rocchio_fit
If you've been trying hard for a long time to lose weight, and you just can't get there, there could be several reasons why, according to best-selling author Max Lugavere. "There is so much confusion when it comes to losing weight," he wrote in his Instagram post. "But really, if that's your goal, on the surface, the process should be quite simple. Unfortunately, today we are saddled with stress, sleep debt, and a food supply that often seems intent on working against us."
While you may think losing weight comes down to just counting calories or working out a lot, Max says there are some sneaky things that could be preventing you from shedding excess pounds. "I made this simple graphic to highlight some of the less obvious ways you may be holding on to extra lbs," he wrote.
He says any of these nine things may be stalling your weight-loss efforts:
- Too many added oils and fats
- Binging on healthy but high-calorie foods
- Hunger triggered by processed carbs and sugar
- Not enough quality sleep
- Chronic stress
- Inflammatory fats and oils
- Not enough dietary fiber
- Focusing on burning calories, not building muscle
- Not enough protein
If any of these sound familiar, chat with a doctor, trainer, or dietitian to figure out how you can fix it. The sooner you get healthy, the sooner you'll be able to lose weight!