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17 Common Causes Your Diet Isn't Working

17 Common Causes of Difficult Weight Loss
InfoHealthyLife.Com - Many things affect weight loss, including the mindset and hormones. Because people's mindsets and hormones are different, there is an easy way to lose weight. On the other hand, some feel very difficult.

What are the common causes of weight loss?

Common Causes of Difficult Weight Loss

Some of the common factors that make it difficult to lose weight are;

1. Less consumption of protein foods

Protein foods are very important to consume while on a diet. This food is a success of the diet because it has the following benefits;
  •     Filling the stomach
  •     Good nutrition for producing energy
  •     Increase metabolism
  •     Helps reduce calorie consumption per day
  •     Reducing the desire to eat snacks
You can get protein from vegetables, fruit and meat. Here are some examples;
  •     Spinach
  •     Soy
  •     Peanut butter
  •     Yogurt
  •     Almond
  •     Cashew nut
  •     Guava
  •     Tomatoes are dried in the sun
  •     Peas
  •     Red meat
  •     Egg
  •     Salmon
  •     Tuna fish
  •     Chicken meat (the chest part is better for dieting)

2. Lack of fiber intake

Fiber intake is very important for losing weight. If the fiber intake is lacking, it can be one of the reasons for losing weight.

While living in Indonesia, where we are very easy to get vegetables and fruits that are rich in fiber, make good use of it. Eat vegetables and fruits that have a lot of fiber and are useful for your diet.

3. Not being honest with yourself

Within a month, a week or even a day. How many times have you been dishonest?

For example, one day you are invited to lunch with friends. Treated. Because eating in a restaurant, there are not many choices of foods that are suitable for your diet. You also order good food regardless of how the food will affect your diet later.

Well, this is just a small example. Little things like this don't seem to have an impact on the diet. However, like natural law. What you sow, you reap. So, whatever is done, there must be consequences.

Another example, you have committed to gym full week. However, when you gym, you spend more time chatting with friends.

So, be honest with yourself. Every time you cheat, the cheating results will also return to you.

4. Only cardio

Have you been exercising rigorously until you sweat? But the reduced weight looks less significant. Maybe;
  •     Calories that burn a little, or
  •     You only focus on one type of exercise, for example cardio.
Cardio is good for the health of the body, especially the heart. However, is this good for your diet.

Logically, if you want to tighten your postpartum stomach, is it enough cardio to do?

In my opinion, obviously not.

We need a focused effort if we want clear results.

I personally chose to do another type of exercise specifically to tighten the abdomen after giving birth to a cesarean. What I do focuses on the abdomen. Special movements for slimming the stomach.

5. Stress

Very busy working hours, barrage of deadlines, documents piled up on work desks, hours of traffic jams on the streets, etc. There are many things that can stress us out. From busy schedules, challenging work, to prolonged drama of life. All the things that cause stress indirectly make the diet fail. Why?

Because a stress hormone called cortisol has a high chance of increasing the amount of fat in the body. In one study it was found that high cortisol levels were closely associated with high amounts of visceral fat.

6. Certain health conditions

There are several health conditions that make a person easy to gain weight and find it difficult to lose weight. These health conditions include;
  •     PcOs or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  •     Hypothyroidism
  •     Sleep apnea

7. Too focused on the diet

Focusing on the diet is indeed good, but being too focused can actually be a common cause of weight loss. Why, how come?

Too focused diet usually makes you think of a diet for a long time. If you think about using this logic is not good. What's more, studies show that someone who thinks to go on a diet for a long time instead finds himself getting fatter.

The point is this is a matter of mindset. Instead of thinking you are on a diet for a long time. Mending to change your primary goal becomes;

I want to be a happier, healthier and more fit person.

This will help you to live with a healthier style with a bonus of losing weight.

8. Distracted attention

Eating is one of the important activities when running a diet. Eating incorrectly results in diet failure. Not only about what you eat and how it is quality, but also how you eat.

When eating, try;
  •     Don't let your attention be distracted (eg watching TV, playing gadgets, playing games, etc.)
  •     There is only you and food at the dinner table
  •     Eat slowly and enjoy your food
  •     Feel how your food is in detail, enjoy how food colors, textures and every detail.
This will help you focus on food and can improve the quality of how you eat.

9. Importance of quantity rather than quality

Eat small portions as much as 5-6 times is good? The answer depends. Why, how come?

The most important thing is not the quantity you eat, but the quality.

When you want to eat, give your stomach time to call. Hungry, hungry. Don't just focus on meals.

If you are not hungry, don't eat first.

When eating, if you feel the stomach is filled and wants to be full, immediately drink water and stop eating.

Also, pay attention to the quality of the food you eat. Its nutritional intake and effects on your diet.

10. Lack of drinking

The drink meant here is water. A dieter must always be hydrated. Water is also very effective used to help manage the body.

In a study conducted for 12 weeks, people who consumed a pint of water half an hour before meals could lose 44% more weight. Click here to see the research journal.

In addition, other studies also show that drinking water helps increase the burning of calories by 24 to 30% in a 1.5 hour period.

11. Still drinking or eating sweet

Excessive consumption of sugar is also not good for your diet. It's hard to avoid it, but I'm sure you can.

12. Not realistic

Try checking your target for losing weight. Is it realistic? If not, make it again. Because targets or expectations that are not realistic will actually damage what you have planned.

13. Not tracking properly

Tracking calories is important. If it is indeed difficult to do so, try using apps that are now widely available in the PlayStore. Take advantage of your gags well for the success of your diet.

14. Lack of rest or sleep that is not quality

Do you often sleep less? Or sleep is not quality?

If so, this can be a trigger and cause weight loss, you know? Why?

Quality sleep can help refresh physically and mentally. Research shows that lack of sleep can lead to obesity. Described in the study, 55% and 89% of adults and children were at risk of obesity.

In the next week, try to sleep early. Before going to bed, set your alarm. Sleep for 7.5 hours per day. If you wake up before the alarm sounds, then you still lack sleep. But if you hear an alarm and press the snooze button, you still fulfill your sleep hours to 8 or even 9 hours.

15. Eat late often

Late eating can make stomach growling. Hunger does not mean starvation huh? If you are just hungry, you will eat as needed, but if you are hungry, you will be more eager to eat. Ending, you can eat larger portions and more calories.

16. Still eating fried foods

Who doesn't like fried food? This one snack is always addictive. There is a recitation program, fried food. Meetings also sometimes have fried foods.

In addition to delicious taste, fried foods are also easily found anywhere.

So, be careful, huh? Calories and fats in fried foods can cause weight loss and thwart your diet if consumed continuously.

17. Too much sitting / the same activity

Are you an office worker? Do you sit for a long time? If yes, it's the same as me.

The same activity for a long time can also be a factor in the failure of the diet.

I personally work around this by stretching the body for one hour. The way;
  •     Stand up
  •     Move your body to the right and left (light exercise)
By doing this, you will increase your metabolism by about 13% (results of the study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition).

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