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On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing 7 reasons why you can’t lose weight.
Put your hand up if you think you’re doing everything you can, but you’re still not seeing any weight loss results.
Just because you’re getting your workouts in and you think you’re eating pretty healthy, it’s time for a reality check.
If you raised your hand earlier, I’d be willing to bet you’re guilty of at least one of the following 7 reasons why you can’t lose weight.
Let’s find out.
More than likely, your portion sizes are much larger than they need to be.
If you’re like me, you were raised to finish the food off your plate.
Also, if you’re still eating cereal, but think you’re safe because you’re reading the nutrition label, think again.
Next time you’re having cereal, measure the actual portion size listed on the nutrition label.
I’ll bet your regular portion size of cereal, and the sugary dairy milk, is probably 2-3 times the recommended serving size on the label.
If this is the case, it may make sense for you to dust off the food scale, and go back to the school of calorie counting for just 3-4 weeks, as a refresher.
This calorie counting refresher will give you a better idea of the nutritional value of the foods you’re eating.
I did this during the beginning of my journey, and it was a game changer.
Most of the time drinking your calories is a nasty habit, especially when those calories are nothing more than sugar.
This overconsumption of sugar triggers your hunger and cravings even more.
Focus only on hydrating with zero calorie natural drinks, such as water, tea, and coffee.
I add a tbsp of coconut oil to my coffee, but these calories are very filling, so I treat it more like a snack.
When I say natural drinks, I mean stevia sweetened zero calorie drinks.
A lot of the artificially sweetened zero calorie “diet” drinks have been shown to spike hunger.
Just because a food label on the package says any of the following terms, it doesn’t mean it’s necessarily healthy:
Usually these processed and refined “health” foods are filled with hunger inducing chemicals and processed sugar.
Next time you reach for your “healthy” yogurt, read the ingredients list and check out the sugar and fructose content.
In a lot of cases, you can blame your late night snacking on the TV.
Maybe it’s the commercials or maybe it’s the boring and mind numbing TV shows.
For some reason, watching TV not only makes you snack more, you’re often not even aware of how much you’re actually eating while watching.
If you are going to eat in front of the TV, always put your snack into a portion sized bowl, and stop once the bowl is empty.
Rather than watching TV at night, try picking up a good book, or better yet, just go to bed.
People who stay up late watching TV not only get less sleep, they also tend to snack more.
Even if you think you’re consuming low calorie vodka and waters, when you’re consuming alcohol, you’re more than likely also snacking on party foods, such as potato chips, crackers, and dip.
Also, if you’re waking up the next day hungover, more likely than not, you’re not going to hit the gym or feel like eating healthy.
I enjoy a weekly cheat meal, but I am also very disciplined to keep it to just that.
If you lack the discipline and your cheat meals are turning into cheat weeks, it’s best for you to avoid them until you get a little more disciplined.
The workouts you are doing are probably not burning as many calories as you think.
In other words, unless you’re a professional athlete that lives in the gym, you cannot out train a bad diet.
Why else do you think so many gym rats are still overweight?
For example, why do you see the same people at the gym every single day, but they never change?
It’s because they are disciplined at training for 1-2 hours a day, but all that discipline goes out the door when they leave the gym.
Due to this discipline in the gym, they think they deserve to eat whatever they want.
This is dead wrong.
There you have it Live Lean Nation.
Tell me in the comments below, how many of these 7 reasons why you can’t lose weight, apply to you?
If you’re not seeing the weight loss results you think you deserve, I hope this reality check really opens up your eyes.
As you begin to get closer to your weight loss goals, it becomes more challenging to keep the body burning fat for fuel.
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10 responses to “7 Reasons Why You Can’t Lose Weight”
1 Cappuccino a day- with full cream milk. I’m really struggling to give them up but everything else In my diet is spot on. I’m really trying to kick them and managed to go all day yesterday without one but hang on to them as its the only social food I have left. I know that’s s crazy notion and desperately want to give them away. Can you just tell me how bad they are for fat loss so I can remember your words next time I go to order one