You may have tried every diet out there, from low-fat to vegan, you go to the gym 5 times a week and follow a strict meal plan. But still, that number on the scale is refusing to budge. If you’re starting to feel like your dietary and exercise efforts are all for nothing, love food Dubai don’t panic! There are plenty of reasons why weight loss may not be happening as quickly as you’d like.
Following is a list of possible reasons why things aren’t moving along as quickly as you’d like.
1- Genetics aren’t working in your favor
Some people seem to have the ability to eat whatever they want and not gain an ounce.
When it comes to diet and exercise, your genes impact your metabolism. There’s a theory that claims of a set point weight range, that is where the body is most happy at. If you try to reduce your weight below your set point your brain responds by pushing your weight back to what it considers it normal.
2- You’re underestimating your portion sizes
Research has found that 80% of people including nutritionist underestimate their food intake because, of portion distortion and label lies. A 20% margin of error is allowed in regards to calories, sugars, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium based on the FDA laws.
3- You eat mindlessly
Research has shown that you are likely to eat more while distracted. Making a brain-body connection will keep you accounted of the quantity and quality of food you’re eating and thus feeling full and satisfied faster.
4- You over eat after skipping meals
In an attempt to lose weight, some people skip or eat as little as possible during the day. However, the body pushes you to eat later thus you end up bingeing. Hence, its not surprising if you eat an entire bag of chips or cookies late at night.
Losing weight isn’t hard but isn’t a simple equation or strategy that fits all. There are many factors that play role such as genetics, environment, sleep habits, and muscle mass. Therefore, when planning to lose weight focus on small successes like eating vegetables with each meal or walking more often.Written by Rym Timani, Kcal Nutritionist