Losing weight is a goal that many of us strive for. Sometimes, you do everything you can, and think you’re doing everything right, but the weight still isn’t coming off. There are a few reasons why that could be the case. One, is that you’re eating more calories than you think you are. Your expectations could be too high, or you’re just not being patient enough. Results don’t come overnight! Your metabolism also slows down as you lose weight and get leaner. Being less active is also a possibility, or you’re overcompensating with your diet. Two final reasons are that you’re just not training hard enough, and finally, you’re not actually losing body fat even when you think you are.
- Belfast trainer Alan Waterman takes a look at why you might not be shifting the lbs as quickly as you’d like.
- Pushing for a high rate of fat loss every week often leads to fad diet approaches and is a much harder process to sustain. Be realistic with your targets
- People want results overnight, but fat loss takes time and consistency. We can’t expect huge results across short timeframes, so it pays to be prepared for the long haul
“Believe it or not, as you lose weight and get leaner, your metabolism actually slows down.”