Weightloss

4 Reasons You Are Not Losing Weight Even Though You Are Dieting


If you’ve been on a diet, eating all those foods that make you feel like you are being punished and yet you can’t notice any big change in your body, that’s probably because you are doing a few things wrong. Although it can be frustrating that after neglecting to eat the foods you really crave, you still haven’t reached the goal, i.e trimming down  you need not give you just yet.

Here are the reasons some women succeed at losing weight while others fail;

1. Taking Small Breakfast

 

I tell my friends this when asked how I manage to stay fit, “eat like a king in the morning, like a prince in the afternoon and like a baby in the night!” When you eat small breakfast that means you might have to eat more snacks in between, and that would most likely be junks. Eat a proper breakfast so you will only have to eat light snacks for the rest of the day.  

2. Not Counting Calories 

Counting calories in each food you are consuming will help you become conscious of what you eat. Keep counting the amount of calorie in each food you eat until you become aware of the calories in each portion of food or snacks you are eating then you don’t have to count again.


3. Taking Diet Drinks 

Many people substitute fried snacks and other calorie-filled snacks for the low-calorie diet drinks in a bid to lose weight the problem with this is that diet sodas increase appetite! And consuming diet soda regularly can increase the effect of artificial sweeteners in your body.

 

4. Taking less Carbohydrate and Fat 

It’s okay to diet but you shouldn’t stop eating carbohydrates and fat totally and why? Apart from providing energy, carbs generate antioxidants and help in functioning of the brain and other organs? So eating a diet low in carbs leads to irritation, depression, and mood swings apart from also tampering with your health.

Meanwhile, fats also protect your heart, kidney, liver, etc. apart from joint lubrication, regulation of body temperature , etc. So include both carbohydrate and fats in your meals.

Finally, I want to add that, eating super foods like avocado, almonds, and olive oils is very good, but eat them in moderation. High-fat foods like avocado, high-fiber foods like flax seeds, calorie dense olive oil should be incorporated into your meals moderately as eating too much of them can pile up your calories and cause health-related problems.

I hope these tips helps!

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8 Ways To Lose Weight And Keep It


Losing weight is hard work, but losing weight and keeping it is even harder. When you are still there jubilating about your weight loss, before you know it you can’t pull your jean zipper up again. If you want to lose weight and keep it you have to follow the same routine and keep it, it’s not just about exercising, the food you eat and your lifestyle matters a lot.

And here are the ways to lose weight and keep it;

1. Eat a big breakfast

Don’t just make breakfast a priority but eat a large healthy breakfast packed with fibre like wheat, oatmeal or beans. When you skip breakfast you tend to crave unhealthy snacks which are high in calories. Meanwhile, a study has found that women who eat large breakfast have less hunger pangs than those who eat small breakfast.

2. Eat 30 grams of fiber a day

Eat more of fibre and limit your sugar, calories and saturated fat intake. Some of the foods rich in fibre are quinoa, barley, wheat, oatmeal, okra, potato, carrot, peas, vegetables.


3. Stop taking any beverage that’s not water, tea, or coffee

Most of us can’t do without these soft drinks, I know because even now I look at chilled soft drinks while inside the traffic and I do a hard job of talking myself out of buying it. It’s even worse when it’s given to me for free but these sodas and juices contain up to 18 teaspoons of sugar and 240 calories per 20-ounce serving, yet they have no nutritional value at all. Experts point to soft drinks as one of the top contributors to the obesity epidemic.

4. Stock your freezer with vegetables

Vegetables give you the biggest nutritional value, fresh vegetables are perfect but to preserve your vegetable store the, inside your freezer. And when you have vegetables stored up in your freezer, eating healthy is easy.

 

5. Eat proteins 

While women need about 46 grams of protein a day, men need 56 grams. If you intend to keep your weight in check work on eating proteins every day. It takes your body time to digest protein than fats or carbs which means you will be feeling full for a long time after taking protein.

6. Drink black coffee

Coffee doesn’t just make you stay awake, it can also help your metabolism so drink a cup of black coffee a day. As a woman, do not take more than 2 cups a day!

7. Easy on the alcohol

When drinking, you might not realise that drinks beer, wine or spirit have about 125 calories, meanwhile, taking these calories often can add up because something has to accompany your drink like a plate of pepper soup or asun.

8. Take Monosaturated fats (MUFAs)

They help you lose weight rather than accumulate it. When researchers asked women to switch to a 1,600-calorie diet high in MUFAs, they lost a third of their belly fat in just 4 weeks. Sources of MUFAs include olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil, safflower oil and sesame oil, avocados, peanut butter, and many nuts and seeds.

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