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If you don’t work out consistently enough, it’s hard to lose weight. Yes, it’s possible to lose weight through diet alone, but you’ll likely hit a plateau at some point. You don’t need to spend hours in the gym; you only need to set up a reasonable workout schedule that you can follow each week. Why is it so hard to lose weight?

It’s a question many, if not most, people have asked themselves, probably on many occasions. Aside from the obvious food is delicious, exercise is hard. If it seems like the more fat you put on, the harder it is to lose, you’re not imagining things! Losing weight is hard for several physiological reasons. Fat cells never go away.

When you gain weight, your body creates new cells called adipocytes to store the extra fat, and those adipocyte cells never go away. You can burn away the fat inside, but you can’t burn away the adipocytes themselves. Keeping weight off may be even harder than it seems When you begin to lose weight, your body fights to defend the old, higher body weight.

People who were obese and lost a lot of weight have to eat fewer calories to maintain the same weight as someone who naturally maintains that same weight. The reasons why it’s so hard can vary from person to person, particularly due to the role of genetics in weight gain. Read on to learn why achieving your weight loss goal can be so difficult — and whether it’s a good idea to keep trying. This article specifically addresses women, but most of the principles.

Genetics is most likely the biggest culprit to why you have difficulty losing weight in the thighs. Your genes determine the pattern of your weight gain, and the same can be said for weight loss. If you tend to gain weight along the thighs first, losing weight from this area of the body can become difficult. A late-night meal can spell trouble for your weight loss plan.

It may raise your body temperature, blood sugar, and insulin, which makes it harder for you to burn fat. Try to eat dinner at least 3. But, in reality, losing weight is tough, and it’s not because you or anyone else is lazy or just not trying hard enough. It’s because, for many of us, everything from our biology and our. First of all, losing weight is against our nature.

For millions of years, evolution has been teaching our bodies to store energy (in fat) and gain weight. Even though today this mechanism is a bit outdated, it still has control over our behaviour.

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Because I exercise regularly, and eat small portions of healthy foods throughout the day, I never have a lot of extra pounds to lose.

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Because weight maintenance is difficult, many people repeatedly lose and then regain the weight they have lost.

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Because your body simply isn’t designed to run optimally when it is continuously fed.

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What’s not so simple is what happens internally with your metabolism.

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Because successful weight loss has so many different components (eating less, choosing the right foods, not eating under stress, and adding exercise, just to name a few), your willpower can easily be overwhelmed.

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Because most people interpret a plateau as a sign of failure, that their weight loss is slowing down, and that from this point on there will only be more effort and no reward.

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Because if you are no longer as hungry, you are now working with your body to lose weight instead of constantly fighting your body.

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lack of willpower for plateaus and regained pounds, sometimes the problem is that many are seriously undernourished when following weight‐loss diets.

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The number one reason most people “inexplicably” can’t lose weight is they’re eating too much.

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Because muscle tissue weighs more than fat tissue, athletes (even weekend-warrior types) may end up weighing more than they did before they started exercising to lose weight.

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  • I am 93 kg and 167 cm, I tried 3 or 4 times to lose weight but when it comes to lose weight I do it in a harsh way end up being sick and regain my weight.
    I nearly gave up losing weight, I will apply what you suggested and hope to have the best results ever.
    Thanks you very much.

  • I find it ridiculous that scientists are the ones to have come up with a qualification for “Overweight, and underweight.” Such classifications are full of crap. Anyone in a position of power will create a new classification to “demote,” someone else.

  • I eat less than 1000 calories per day for losing weight and I go to Gym regulary for running and Cardio.. Is this good?? Or something is missing.. Thankyou

  • Hey Kathleen check out Haylie Pomory. She is the only person that has a plan I’ve been successful with in my “older” age:) WW worked great when I was younger but they don’t omit any foods. Haylie states no wheat, no corn, no sugar, no dairy, no caffeine, no etoh, no processed anything.

  • Why are most of the titles of this supposedly uplifting channel so negative??? Consider putting more inviting titles like It’s NOT hard to lose weight. That’s more realistic imo

  • Im 5’5 im 145lbs i have been hitting the gym hard 4-5 times a week with weights and strength training i only eat roughly 1400 cals and even started intermittent fasting for the past month..NO RESULTS. Have not lost one pound. I just wanna give up��

  • @LOOTS243 omg, the gaining prosces isnt about a mater of a week or a month gaining muscle can take ages and further more, when u have muscles u loose weight easier

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  • I thought this was going to be a helpful video, and they play the same old evolution card again. So this didn’t help me at all. BTW, not all overweight people eat out at fast food. Eat less, exercise more? Doing that already. Not losing.

  • It is true some foods are a problem. I can not stop. I use to work for McDonald’s. It is a combination of salt, sugar and fat. It lights up your brain.

  • Since I started changing to healthier options of food in preparation for gastric bypass, I find myself craving vegetables. Ive been having a salad at least once a day and veggies with dinner. No potato, pasta or rice. And I quit smoking 22 days ago. Its definitely not easy and we are constantly bombarded with advertising/commercials for junk. Companies seem to put profit over the health of their customers but we arent forced to buy. I dont even go down the snack or cereal aisles at the grocery store.

  • I maintain weight 1900, I want to be like u on the right but I don’t know how? Start lifting weight and eating more? I am afraid of getting even bigger, what should I do, how did u get to look leaner yet maintain on higher cals

  • What drives me even crazier is that all the unhealthy foods are cheaper than what is healthy. Then being on a budget makes it worse because you don’t want to buy all your fruit at one time because it will go bad so it is like you are stuck with ramen noodles and salty can foods and cheap sodas because they have a longer shelf life. Healthy food should be cheaper and junk food should be expensive. Makes more sense to me.

  • If you are female have your levels of the male hormone testosterone checked. Trust me it works knowing this. It is for me. I have hypothyroidism and adrenal fatigue so I know this.

  • Because you won’t stop eating more than your body needs!…recently in Stockholm i barely saw any fat people, but a lot of people jogging, riding the bike etc…Even 70 year old people do healthy sport there.

  • I’m amazed at how relatable you are. I moved from Russia around 11yo and gained weight (I blame the school lunches lol) even though I did soccer. Thank you sm for sharing your story and tips! You have a new fan! (Also I think it’d be sick if you can do a video in Ukrainian/Russian maybe w eng subtitles /just an idea:))

  • This was extremely freakin helpful! I’ve been going to the gym and trying to eat healthy for years now and I just quit because all I’ve been doing is wasting time and not focusing on my own body��

  • Thanks for keeping it real man, you’ve helped me a lot. I don’t know a lot about macros or anything so what I’ve been doing is I’ve been eating only a small lunch and a moderate dinner, with lots of water throughout the day and no fast food/processed food. I’ve dropped from 215 pounds on June 6th to 197 as of today. I’m trying to hit 180 by August 25th when school starts but I missed, but I’ll keep going!

  • @zxcts lmao yes i play games but u r way off with me being fat nor a disgustign slob like urself i am far from it and really ur attacking me over shti u have no clue about

    i am more educated than urself so plz shut the fuck up about it u have no clue who i am

    seriously if u attack me again we all know u like me and obcessed with me

    get over it u have no chance with me ur the fat slob who is playing the video games because he he has no life or she even if that is arela pic of urself

  • @frantz yes i won’t take you seriously as you think its ok to judge anyone as you feel how can i take a superficial person seriously as every last superficial person is to insecure about herself to have any right to judge anyone else

  • I had been on the Keto diet for 5 weeks and I have lost 30 pounds, but the last week or two ive lost motivation and started getting back into bad habits, losing weight is hard and staying on a diet is even harder when you lack motivation