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.


  • 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.

  • Yo man thanks for the video, I have been training and eating right for 4 months now. When I started out I was what they called “skinny fat” I have lost fat and gained a bit of muscle, my only problem is trying to lose that last bit of belly fat that just seems like it doesn’t want to go away. Any advise on what I should do please?

  • Great video Sean, you know this actually popped into my head the other day, so i’ve been keeping about 400 calories below maintenance for 6 days of the week and having one cheat day. Last weekend I went full on nuts on my cheat day. I practically ate an entire cheesecake and a cow. I went to bed that night and roughly worked out how many calories I had that day and worked out it had completely wiped out my weeks work! Anyway Im still going to have my cheat day as for me I am losing bodyfat, and it’s more of a psychological boost to me, but I am going to be a little more conscious of how many calories im taking.

  • All of those symptoms come with having a job. You can’t go without income, so cortisol will simply be a fact of life for the vast majority of people. I’ve met thin, stressed-out fellow workers, so I don’t see how cortisol is the magic bullet. But losing weight is extremely difficult for some people. Some of us must work 11sedentary hours per day or more, so we can’t spend much time in the gym, It’s not as easy to lose as you age. It’s just not that simple.

  • Just FYI I got a Vshred ad before this video. The one where he talks about eating pizza.
    Also when is that Ryan Humiston video coming out?

  • Tracking and weekly average were game changers for me. Female, 52, perimenopausal hormone madness really has my daily weight all over the place over months. Seeing my own data helps me ride out the crazy.

  • I cannot agree. I am 600 calories under… I workout 6 days a week resistance and an hour’s cardio…… It’s still not shifting. I track every single thing where every single thing and I am 600 calorie in deficit

  • Couting calories and Training made my life 2x better, i was looking like poop compared to eating normally now i eat a lot of food(in terms of volume) and look great

  • Wasn’t the title about belly fat?

    Because the video seems to have no relation to that it’s just about losing fat in general.

    So I’d at least add the two most generic info items about that:

    1.) You can’t spot-reduce fat.
    2.) Before you lose belly fat, you’ll likely first lose chest fat, leg fat, back fat, chin fat, calves fat, lower arm fat, finger fat, earlobe fat… 😉

  • Im not losing belly fat because all the gyms are closed��. And i love to eat��.
    Other than my own disaster, good content as usual Sean��
    I like to drink hot tea at night, do you recommend any good teas for sleep and possible fat burning at night?

  • Thanks Sean. Although, I am eating at surplus, I keep track of my macro and workout alot. Is it possible to stay lean while eating surplus and working out?

  • Could you do a video on muscle imbalances? And keep up the great work. In such an oversaturated industry. You manage to keep it easy to understand.

  • Wait,wait,first your saying “your exercising and eating healthy” and then “you should avoid junk food”

    God dam it, just count your calories eat whole nutritional foods and exercise….it doesn’t have to be expensive,you don’t need a gym to work out and you don’t need exclusive foods…

  • I REALLY dislike the fact that this channel ONLY focuses on WOMEN when it comes to weight loss.
    Women are not the only victims of weight loss struggle.

  • Ive ben eating wo little im not overweight i just want to be skinnier i lost ten pounds but ive been at the same wait for a two weeks ughh

  • I’m constantly stressed and the idea of giving up junk food makes the stress even worse. It’s a cycle that will only stop once I drop. lol

  • Cow’s milk and beef is very BAD for you! You should never consume anything that comes from a cow!! Also, don’t forget to mention that the foods and veggies should be organic!

  • It’s kinda hard to just, “Change your diet”. Eating unhealthy foods is a habit that’s hard to pass. However, once you’ve started you can get used to it and adapt it as a habit.

  • I’ve been doing sports for 4 days every week for 5 years, I’ve been eating healthy and I rarely eat any kind of snacks. I usually have 9-10 hours of sleep, I was not diagnosed with any kind of mental or physical diseases except for a minor amount of anemia and I still can’t lose weight.

  • Sean! Wow.. I have followed your social media & workouts for years.. since your G+ Page!. I think 2020 has had an affect on calories in/calories out ��‍♀️… Great video! Thanks

  • Can’t lose weight. I’m just in a lot of stress since my dad died 4 years ago. Still can’t over it I guess. It’s also causing me to sleep less. I just need help. What should I do.

    I don’t know if this comment is suppose to be here. But I put it here.

  • These tips where pretty good, except for the supplements. Don’t use supplements, unless your doctor tells you that you need them. Just eat enough fruit and go outside enough to get your vitamin D.

  • I’m confused What they said you already are doing in the beginning can also help you to reduce what they said you have higher level? Wouldn’t you already be doing it?

  • I’ve been seeing a nutritionist who told me the same thing. It’s pretty souls destroying to gain lots of weight when your eating healthy and exercising especially when you live with someone who eats cream cakes in front of you and literally does no exercise at all
    but is skinny as! I’ll try some of these as well thanks.

  • Watch this video if you really want to lose 20lbs in 30 days!!! I really helped me!!!
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  • The only reason people can’t lose weight simply comes down to more calories in than calories burned. It’s as simple as that. Now you can influence the amount you eat to help reduce the calorie surplus, but for long term weight loss you will need to change your resting metabolic rate to burn more calories. This comes down to balancing hormones, avoiding certain foods and also doing the CORRECT exercise (Not lots of cardio). If you don’t focus on how to increase your resting metabolism then you’ll always struggle unfortunately. If you’d like to understand how to increase your metabolism properly you can check out this video.

  • Great info, as always!
    In your opinion, How can I stay in shape while treating a shoulder injury?
    At least I wouldn’t wanna gain fat.
    Thanks for your videos?

  • Alot of these is now debunked.. We are now advised to do Fasting and exercising everyday not good? Keep moving and eat according to your height

  • I frickin run up the stairs and run down everyday for at least 10 times a day.
    I hardly eat at all, I only drink.
    Yet I still have the same weight everyday

    Am I Doing Something Wrong?

  • If you’ve never considered adding DANCING to your healthy lifestyle then you should!:) It tones your body, builds your confidence and helps you lose weight! If you’d like to learn some cool dance moves, then please checkout my Dance Channel! Tim:)

  • oo! oo! I know this! It’s slow metabolisms gremlins. That has to be why. It can’t be because they eat more calories than they burn.

  • The answer to this video: you eat too much and/or exercise too little.

    Most of you want it to be more complex so you have an excuse to make it not work, but that’s the truth.

  • A brief summary of the video:

    If you eat healthy �� and exercise regularly but still can’t lose weight, eat healthier and do more exercise…

    Wow thanks

  • so to reduce this hormone you need to eat more fruits and vegetables so basically you need to eat healthier and that is what you do on a diet so this is not a reason to explain why people can’t lose weight as they already are on a diet which also helps them reduce this hormone

  • most ppl watch a loads of weight loss videos but will not do anything to lose weight other than watching weight loss videos… �� �� �� the first example is me �� �� �� like if u agree…

  • who hear watch this video that not over weight but there under weight and want to lose ware weight i am 14 and i weight 110 pounds and i want to weight 90 pounds