7 Reasons You Can’t Lose Weight

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How Many Of These Weight Loss Mistakes Are You Making?

On today’s episode I’m sharing 7 reasons why you can’t lose weight. Thanks for tuning in to Live Lean TV.

Welcome Live Lean Nation to the episode today. I’m your host, Brad Gouthro, the #1 expert teaching you how to Live Lean 365 days a year.

How many of you think you’re doing everything you can but you’re not seeing any weight loss results? Hands?

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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.

Lets find out…

#1. Your portion sizes are whack.

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More than likely your portion sizes are larger than needed.

And 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 you your regular portion size of cereal and the sugary dairy milk is probably 2-3 times the recommended serving size.

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If this is the case, it may make sense to go back to dust off the food scale and go back to the school of calorie counting for 4 weeks.

This 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.

Check out my meal planner software which calculates all your food for you.

#2. You’re drinking your calories.

Most of the time drinking your calories is a nasty habit, especially when those calories are nothing more than sugar, which just triggers your hunger and cravings even more.

Focus only on hydrating with zero calorie natural drinks like 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.

And I say natural (meaning stevia sweetened) zero calorie drinks, because a lot of the artificial sweetened zero calorie “diet” drinks have been shown to spike hunger.

#3. You’re eating fattening “health” foods.

Just because a food package says it’s healthy or natural or low fat or low sugar or high in fiber or high in protein, etc., doesn’t mean it’s healthy.

Usually these refined foods are filled with hunger inducing chemicals and processed sugar.

Next time you reach for your “healthy” yogurt, read the ingredients list and check the sugar and fructose content.

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#4. You watch too much TV.

Blame the late night snacking on TV.

Maybe it’s the commercials or maybe it’s the boring and mind numbing TV shows, but for some reason, watching TV not only makes you snack more, you’re often not aware of how much you’re actually eating while watching.

Always put your snack into a portion sized bowl and stop once the bowl is empty.

Or rather than watching TV, try picking up a good book.

Or better yet, just go to bed.

People who stay up late not only get less sleep, they also tend to snack more.

#5. Alcohol getting the better of you.

Even if you think you’re consuming zero calorie vodka and waters, when you’re consuming alcohol, you’re more than likely also snacking on party foods like potato chips, crackers, and dip.

And 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 very healthy.

#6. Your cheat meals are turning into cheat weeks.

I enjoy a weekly cheat meal, but I also am 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 you avoid until you get a little discipline.

#7. You think you can out exercise a bad diet.

Listen up, the workouts you’re 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?

They’re 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.
Wrong.

So 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 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.

If you’re experiencing this, it’s time to dial it in even further with these weight loss tips.

If you’re looking for your Live Lean blueprint, we have over 100 meal and snack cooking lesson recipe videos that are filled with these healthy foods, along with weekly meal plans telling you exactly what to eat, done for you weekly grocery lists, 4 week workout programs and more, TeamLiveLean.com is where you need to be.

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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.

10 responses to “7 Reasons You Can’t Lose Weight

  1. 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

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