Let’s be real. If you’ve struggled with exercising and losing weight, you’ve probably become frustrated and threw the towel in long ago, right.
If you’ve attempted to lose weight, you probably also know about the dreadful pain it takes to lose weight. That means, after you’ve lost your water weight, which is the number one reason why people lose more weight in the first week to two weeks of their workout regime, you start losing less and less.
What is the most effective method for losing weight and why does everybody avoid it? Because, not only is it permanent, but it’s sustainable too. The problem is, people tend to get demotivated, fast.
What if I told you that you are guaranteed to lose one pound of fat if you burn 3,500 calories a week? It sounds crazy. Well, that’s also why everybody chooses to go on fad diets, or as some might call them ‘yo-yo’ diets, or even quick 14-day fixes. It’s not sustainable, and it might mess up your metabolism completely, above anything else.
So, if you don’t like the idea of sweating it out 3,500 calories a week, and you’re not sure which cleanse to go on next, you can establish this one simple, yet comprehensive question first; why aren’t you losing weight?
The Best Types of Exercise for Fat Loss
It’s no secret that the workouts that are the most effective to lose fat are considered the hardest ones. Such workouts generally involve high-intensity interval training, Tabata, as well as metabolic conditioning training.
The more you do these types of workouts, the more prone you’ll be to lose weight. The more you don’t do them, however, the more you’ll hold onto weight.
Reasons Why You’re Holding onto Weight
- A lack of sleep
As one of the number one reasons people gain weight, a lack of sleeping can lead to being hungry, even if you’re not. It can also affect and increase the secretion of cortisol, which is one hormone that is supposed to regulate your appetite. Since you tend not to work out when you’re tired, you’re also prone to burn a lot less calories.
That is why it’s important to get at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep per day, all things considered, it will help you either maintain or lose weight.
- You might be consuming too much food
Since food plays a very important role in weight loss, just because your consuming a healthy diet, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be practising proper portion control. Even though you’re eating a proper, balanced diet, you shouldn’t be eating more than your body requires. If you do feel hungrier than usual, while already consuming a proper number of calories, you should try drinking more water, consuming more protein, or vegetables.
- Your stress levels are through the roof
Stress can be an awful thing. It can make you hold onto weight, deprive you of sleep, increase your appetite and cause you to hold onto visceral fat, as well as crave foods you really shouldn’t be having. Sometimes when our bodies are too stressed out, we also result in not exercising at all, which is precisely when we should be working out.
- Your workout routine is inconsistent
Apart from consuming the right foods and getting enough sleep, working out twice a week is not going to help you lose weight whatsoever. You’ll have to put in a lot more effort and work out at least 30 to 60 minutes per day for five days, depending on how serious you are about losing weight.