8 Explanations Why You Are Not Losing Weight (Effectively)

 

8 Reasons Why You Aren’t Losing Weight

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The Simple Reason You Still Can’t Lose Weight

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1 KEY Reason You’re Not Losing Belly Fat (80% Of People Do This!)

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8 Reasons Why You Aren’t Losing Fat (Effectively) People tend to blame lack of weight loss progress on a multitude of different reasons. Although there are many reasons why you may not be making fat loss progress, it all comes down to one very simple formula. If you’re sticking to your diet, training hard and still not losing fat, It’s always best to consult your doctor to make sure you don’t have any underlying health conditions you aren’t. You’re Obsessed With the Scale. Here’s some good news: You might be losing that belly fat and not even realize it.

If you’re eating well and exercising right, remember that how your clothes fit. These are just seven reasons you may be having a difficult time losing the belly fat. Finding the magical fix to help you shed the fat can feel overwhelming. However, you can take steps to experience a positive outcome. You now have the power to begin making small changes that will help you to get your midsection under control.

This is why even when you’re being diligent with your calorie deficit you may find your fat loss has come to a standstill. Don’t worry though, I got you. Here are 8 reasons you’re not losing fat even when eating in a calorie deficit.

1. Not being patient. Let me share with you a conversation I. Low carb doesn’t always correlate with low calorie, but it often does go hand in hand with high fat.

One reason why you might be struggling to lose weight on a low-carb diet is that you’ve succumbed to the labels displaying what you think you need, yet you’re consuming too many fats or overall calories in. This article lists 20 common reasons why you’re not losing weight. It also contains actionable tips on how to break through the plateau and get things moving again.

1. Suffering from weight gain? Unable to lose the pounds?

These 8 shocking reasons may be playing a huge role in stopping your weight loss. Chances are that you do several of these already in your day-to-day life, so learn what they are and stop doing them now! Wondering why your weight loss results have stalled [ ].

12 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight While Doing Intermittent Fasting, According To An RD which may boost fat burn,” explains Martin. You aren’t sleeping enough. The low-carb ketogenic, or keto, diet can be an effective tool if you’re trying to shed pounds, but some things may sabotage your weight loss efforts.

Here are 8 reasons you’re not losing.

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Lately, this vital hormone has been under vicious attack by health and diet “gurus,” because it also inhibits the breakdown of fat cells and stimulates fat storage.1 That is, insulin tells the body to stop burning fat for energy, and to start using and storing the energy being provided by food.

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Bottom line: to lose belly fat, you must keep your insulin levels low.

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The Secret behind such seemingly contradictory observations is that weight losses may be due not only to loss of fat, but also to losses of variable amounts of water and protein from the lean tissues of the body.

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Here’s why: when you lose weight by dieting alone, your body’s ability to burn fat slows down considerably because your Basic Metabolic Rate (BMR) decreases.

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Your body starts to burn its stored fat along with dietary fat, which means that you start to lose weight—and, even better for your health, the visceral fat around your vital organs, which is linked to increased risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, shrinks.

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In the following pages, I’ll discuss the many different reasons why our bodies want to be fat.

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3 Unfortunately, many women have taken saturated fat out of their diets and reduced their overall fat intake under the impression that this is the way to health.

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Not only that, a person can be losing fat, building muscle, hydrating better, increasing blood volume, drop four sizes, and never lose a pound on the scale, yet it’s the most common measure of progress.

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One reason it is hard to lose fat is that a decrease in body fat triggers an increase in the efficiency with which the body uses energy.

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In addition, exercise may cause a disproportionate loss of intra-abdominal fat, which has been most closely associated with the metabolic abnormalities in the insulin resistance syndrome.

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  • But if ur training and ur unintentionally in a slight or above maintenance wouldn’t u be building muscle thus still burn some fat or gaining muscle…seems off…some say macros don’t matter others say hormones matter…cico does seem to be too much of a simple explanation for a complex process…I don’t anyone really knows the truth to this

  • Kinda depens on how good you are on your good days and especially how bad you were on your bad days. Another little trick I use to to only promise I’ll be on a reducing diet for a certain number of weeks. Maybe 6 or 8. then be sure to only take in enough to maintain the weight. Not a waste of time since you havae to train yourself to do this for success anyhow. Keeping it off it often harder so the more times you practice this “maintaining” part the better you’ll do overall.

  • 500 cals below maintenance, right… but, what is my maintenance level??? unknown number minus 500 is still an unknown number… in the end, it’s all empirical. I have been cutting for several months. I was getting smaller (expected) but starting to look runner-type (defined but small muscles, like long distance runners, not sprinters). Didn’t like it, even though I had some abs starting to show nicely (on the downside, my gluts were vanishing out of existence). I was under eating, definitely. My ‘numbers’ seemed to be balanced, reality showed it wasn’t the case. Just let the mirror speak first and have some very basic nutritional info which you apply constantly (decisive action!). Can’t really do much more than that. Numbers are pointless ‘cos they’re baseless unless you live in some bio medical facility or something. Too many factors, too many non-measurable variables and too much heterogeneity between individuals. The principles behind are still accurate, of course.

  • Hey Sean, Have you read about hypertrophy/Hyperplasia of FAT CELLs? Episode #124 of Max Lugavere’s podcast has a discussion with Dr. Benjamin Bikman.

  • I put my information in for the free custom program twice over the last seven months and have not received a reply as of yet it’s been almost 2 weeks since my last try. Not sure if I did something wrong or if he’s just really busy.

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    US “HUMANS” ARE NOT AS DISCIPLINED AS U COMPUTER PROGRAMS.
    SOME OF US R TOO SKINNY.
    SOME OF US R TOO FAT.
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  • So what your saying is that I could be tricked into thinking im not losing fat, when in reality I could be just losing it so slow I don’t even realize its going away?

  • I just do tons of cardio the day before, day of, and day after when I want to eat big. That way I can eat 5000-6000 calories in a day and still lose fat over time. So my suggestion is build up your cardio capacity over time so you can use cardio as a tool to manage your large cheat days. Cardio is an efficient way to burn calories and is an important component to staying lean along with lifting at least 3 days a week.

  • This explanation really helps it’s a concept we may be aware of but just don’t totally grasp fully.. this definitely helps bring clarity to this Bigger picture (not a 24hr picture)… Enjoyed

  • Sometimes they say “eating only once a day is better” and then they say “you should eat 5 times a day in small portions” GIRL WHAT IS IT

  • I honestly dont know what im doing wrong. I do cardio i go to the gym 5 days a week and i lift my upper body is pretty goodish no fat but my belly fat is just not going away

  • OT: Which is why its so important to not just diet. Exercice will help you in your progress, like a tighter body, which will help you to stay to that diet. To be fair try see the diet as a new lifestyle. Go for a diet with normal and healthy food habits, perhaps a bit more protein 1.5 to 2 ratio. Great channel

  • Great video, Sean. Do have any idea when PureForm will be back in stock? I was hoping to get some the other day but see it’s currently out of stock.

  • Well said Sean as always it’s about looking at the long run not the short term and it takes time to gain muscle and lose fat it doesn’t happen over night be consistent and have patience!!������

  • Does any one have tips on how to GAIN weight plz? I eat so much and dont gain weight but instead I lose weight. I tried eating loads of food and candy nonstop but no change happened I’m 56 pounds right now. plz I need advice

  • I think the key reason aren’t releasing fat is because they aren’t always conscious or aware of their habits.

    It’s more like a general statement than a specific achievable goal.

  • What about if you are losing weight but you don’t precieve to lose fat? Feel like fat is the same?

    False expectations? losing muscle? Too much attention to stubborn fat and not in hidden places?

  • I need to hire a coach. I feel like might diet is on point, but I’m currently been in the same weight for the past 23 weeks for my fat loss.