These 5 common things are the reason why as much as 83% of women don’t lose weight on their diet or detox.
1. Your stress levels are too high:
Stress is triggered in the subconscious mind and stimulates a physical response in our bodies. It is thought to send a signal to our bodies to burn calories slower and to retain as much fat and water as possible. The reason, is because this very same stress response that we trigger in our day to day lives, was almost exclusively triggered by the threat of drought or famine. So our bodies natural response is to increase our water and fat stores.
2. Your activity level is too low:
If you are not moving around enough and getting enough exercise, your body is not burning glycogen and it is instead being stored as fat (for use at another time). Whilst, if you were to go for a daily brisk walk or were to doing some cardio exercise, your body would burn the glycogen and it would not be stored as fat.
3. You’re consuming too many calories:
Calories are a measurement of energy. If you are consuming more energy than you are burning off through regular exercise, than there will be an excess of calories in your body. This excess of calories will be stored as fat. it is important to determine your calorie set point. The amount of calories your body needs to maintain your body weight as it is now. This is also known as your RMR or resting metabolic rate. You can go here to calculate your RMR. Once you know this, you can begin to reduce your calories by 100 calories at a time. This will cause your body to lose weight.
4. You’re not eating healthy foods:
Whilst you may think that eating peanut butter and other processed “health foods” are good for you. They are actually packing on calorie after calorie. Whilst some of these foods are good in small doses, eating too much processed foods is a recipe for disaster. Rather, snack on carrots or drink a vegetable juice when you need something to boost you up.
5. You’re eating excess simple carbohydrates:
Carbs are essential for energy. They are digested and broken down to glycogen and utilized by the body for energy. However, not all carbs are created equal. Swap simple carbs like sugar and white flour products, for complex carbs, like vegetables. And of course, ensure that you are getting in regular exercise to burn off the glycogen in your system.