GREAT post by @susanniebergallfitness! If you’re not sure why you’re NOT losing weight despite working hard and doing everything “right,” READ THIS! Tag a friend who needs to see this, too!
🔹If you are going to use the scale as a way to measure your progress, then prepare for a roller coaster ride. The fluctuations can drive you crazy. Getting overly excited when it goes down can be just as unrealistic as getting overly angry when it pops up a pound or two.
- 🔹When someone tells me they are frustrated because they aren’t losing weight, it’s usually because of :
🔹Weekends. Happy Hours, eating multiple meals out, alcohol, brunch. There is usually no plan. It ends up being a free-for-all. Look, once in a while is probably not going to do much but when it happens weekend after weekend, you have probably found the culprit. Time to make a plan going into the weekend.
🔹You “Eat Healthy” but you aren’t tracking anything. That was my problem. I did that for the better part of 30 years. Healthy /nutritious foods are great, but we often lose sight that they have calories too and can add up quickly. The solution? Track. Even the healthy stuff. I often get met with resistance when I say that. I get it. But it’s going to be eye opening, and you will finally be able make long term progress.
🔹Portion Distortion. That chicken breast you think is 4 ounces is probably 6. Using your palm as a guide could work but even that isn’t completely accurate. So if you are struggling with losing weight, and you aren’t weighing, give up the palm, get a scale, and give it a go.
🔹Calories you didn’t count.
We’ve all done it. Forgetting to count that mocha we got at Starbucks or the handfuls of nuts we had at work throughout the day. Those calories add up and could be adding hundreds of extra calories to your diet every day. -
🔹If you are not losing weight, it ultimately comes down to how much you are eating. If you are not tracking your calories, it’s time to start. If you aren’t weighing your food, it’s time to start. And if you aren’t counting every thing that goes into your mouth, it’s time to start. Do that consistently for 30 days. Be meticulous.