After you’ve been sticking to your healthy eating plan for a while but not losing weight, I bet you’re wondering “Why am I not losing weight?”. You may be getting frustrated and thinking about giving up.
Well don’t! We can help!
We’ve devised a simple, eight-point weight loss checklist to help you identify why you aren’t losing weight and how you can get on track with your weight loss journey to see results fast.
Find out why you aren’t losing weight below:
Reason 1. Your diet is too strict
Our bodies need a certain amount of calories each day to function. If you don’t consume enough calories, your body goes into survival mode. This means that your body will store fat and reduce the number of calories you will burn. If you plan to diet for more than two or three weeks, simply cut just 500 calories per day (i.e. aim for 2000 for men and 1500 for women).
Tip – Check your calcium intake too. In a recent trial, women eating 120mg calcium per day lost 22% more fat than those who didn’t.
Reason 2. You don’t snack enough
Did you know that you can speed up your metabolism by eating little and often? So let’s get snacking! Why not try the following snack ideas, combined with slightly smaller main meals, to boost your metabolism and see your weight loss rocket: an apple, spread with a little peanut butter, a low-fat yoghurt with half a pear, or a couple of Ryvita crackers topped with low-fat hummus.
For more healthy eating snack ideas and recipes visit our blog.
Reason 3. You don’t drink enough water
Many people don’t realise that thirst can be confused with hunger, leading us to eat more when all we needed was a glass of water. At Natural Beauty Slimming
we always recommend having a drink before eating to help to keep yourself hydrated and avoid slowing your metabolism right down, due to dehydration.
Reason 4. You don’t eat enough fat
Did you know that certain fats can help to speed up your metabolism? Research from the US found that people lost more weight when about 3% of their calorie intake came from fat.
Tip – Choose “good” fats such as avocado, cheese, nuts and fish, and avoid “bad” fats like biscuits and crisps.
Reason 5. Your diet is too bland
Research has shown that you tend to eat more of a meal if it’s boring. Testers felt fuller quicker when they added low-calorie versions of strong-tasting foods to meals.
Tip – Try adding garlic, onion, ginger, radish or grated parmesan to your food.
Reason 6. Your food is too salty
Many of us eat over 50% of the recommended maximum daily salt intake of 6g. Your body retains fluid to dilute the salt if the levels are too high and ready meals and baked beans are the major culprits of this.
Tip – Eat potassium-rich foods such as tomatoes, banana’s and orange juice along with a glass of cranberry juice each day to flush out those toxins.
Reason 7. You’ve got high fibre syndrome
If you lose weight when eating whole grains, fruit and vegetables but your stomach swells throughout the day, don’t worry. The swelling is just gas produced by fibre foods building up.
Tip – Chewing high-gas producing foods such as onion, cabbage, leeks, brussels sprouts and cabbage, thoroughly can help to reduce the effects.
Reason 8. You’re still dieting the hard way
Weight loss needn’t be hard and it certainly shouldn’t leave us feeling hungry or zapped of energy. That’s why at Natural Beauty Slimming we encourage you to ditch your old and hard way of dieting and lose weight with us instead. Our weight loss supplements are made with 100% natural ingredients and can easily be introduced into daily routines.
– Try our new Boost Extreme capsules
. They are perfect for anyone losing weight using a calorie controlled diet as they help to zap your fat stores whilst boosting your energy levels, so you can hit the gym hard and shed those pounds fast.
If you would like any advice about losing weight or Natural Beauty Slimming supplements, you can get in touch with our team over email
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