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5 reasons why you're not losing weight

5 reasons why you're not losing weight

Losing weight in a healthy way won't happen overnight. If you try to lose weight too quickly, you're very likely to put it back on again as soon you return to your usual diet. Bach Flower Mix 51 can support you on your weight loss journey, helping you change your eating habits, be patient and persevere.

While weight loss should always be a gradual process, there may be reasons why you aren't shedding kilos as quickly as you'd like. So if you're looking for speedier results, it's worth considering the following reasons for not losing weight:

 

1. You're stressed

Stress is linked to both weight gain and not being able to lose those excess kilos. High levels of stress can affect your weight loss regime in several ways:

• Cravings

Stress makes you more likely to crave comfort foods that are high in fat and sugar.

• High levels of cortisol

When you experience too much stress, your body responds by producing more cortisol. This hormone not only increases the appetite but also encourages the body to store fat around the abdomen.

• Missing out on exercise

When you feel tired, stressed or depressed, you're more likely to skip your regular workout.

If you're feeling stressed, Bach Flower Mix 71 can help you feel calmer and more relaxed. Make sure you take regular breaks throughout your day. For example, go for a walk or try relaxation exercises such as deep breathing.

2. You're not getting enough sleep

Sleep deprivation affects you both physically and mentally. Not getting enough sleep can leave you feeling irritable, discouraged and confused, and you're likely to grab a chocolate bar or pizza instead of fruit or a salad. You may feel hungry even if you're not. This is because the loss of sleep affects the body's secretion of cortisol, the hormone which regulates the appetite. And when you're exhausted, you might not exercise or even move around much, so you'll expend fewer calories.

To improve your sleep, try to go to bed and get up at the same time every day (no lie-ins at the weekend!), make sure your bedroom is quiet, dark and at a comfortable temperature, and avoid screens for an hour or two before bedtime.

3. You're eating too much

It might sound obvious, but a crucial factor in a weight loss regime is the concept of calorie intake versus calorie expenditure. To lose weight, the aim is to burn more calories than you eat so that you create an energy deficit. The body then sources the energy it needs by burning stored fat, resulting in weight loss.

To maintain a healthy weight, men need around 2,500 calories per day and women need 2,000. So if you consume fewer calories, you should lose weight. But many of us underestimate the number of calories contained in food and are also too generous with portion sizes. Use an online calorie calculator and weigh your food to get an accurate picture of how many calories you're really consuming.

4. You're not keeping a food diary

Research has shown that people who keep a food diary are more likely to persevere with their weight loss diet and are also more likely to maintain that weight loss after they've reached their target. You can write down everything you eat and calculator the calorie content, or you can use an app to log your food intake.

Try keeping a food diary for a week and see if monitoring your food intake more closely will kickstart your weight loss. You'll also be able to spot any "easy wins" - calorie-rich foods that you can replace with healthier alternatives.

5. You don't exercise enough

For exercise to impact your weight loss, you should be moderately active for around an hour to an hour and a half every day - thirty minutes for HIIT workouts. If you can't exercise as much as that, or you don't want to, you might have to accept that your weight loss will be slower.

Exercising more doesn't have to involve going to the gym: be more active by sitting less and walking more. Chores such as gardening and housework can also help you reach your weight loss goal.

A final thought- do you have unrealistic expectations?

Do you have an unrealistic concept of what your healthy weight should be? If your BMI (body mass index) is within the healthy range and you're only trying to lose weight to improve your appearance, this could be a reason why your weight loss is slow.

If you'd like to lose weight to lower your risk of medical conditions such as heart disease, stroke or arthritis, talk to your medical practitioner to discover what your target weight should be. But remember that bodies aren't all the same and what is possible for one person is not always achievable for others.

If your current weight is healthy for you, it might be better to appreciate your body and focus on being happy with the way you are.


Sources:

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/cut-down-on-your-calories/#:~:text=An%20important%20part%20of%20a,a%20day%20(8%2C400kJ)

https://www.webmd.com/diet/features/stress-weight-gain#:~:text=Levels%20of%20%22the%20stress%20hormone,you%20crave%20sugary%2C%20fatty%20foods

Created by Tom Vermeersch ()

Tom Vermeersch

Tom Vermeersch is a certified Psychologist and Bach flower expert with more than 30 years of experience.

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5 reasons why you're not losing weight

5 reasons why you're not losing weight
5 reasons why you're not losing weight

Losing weight in a healthy way won't happen overnight. If you try to lose weight too quickly, you're very likely to put it back on again as soon you return to your usual diet. Bach Flower Mix 51 can support you on your weight loss journey, helping you change your eating habits, be patient and persevere.

While weight loss should always be a gradual process, there may be reasons why you aren't shedding kilos as quickly as you'd like. So if you're looking for speedier results, it's worth considering the following reasons for not losing weight:

Bach flowers mix 51: Weight loss

Bach flowers mix 51 helps to:

  • Change your eating habits 
  • Have self-discipline during difficult times 
  • Find the courage not to give up when things are not going well 
  • Have enough patience when you don't see an immediate result 
  • To avoid feelings of guilt if you have sinned
Discover how Bach flowers mix 51 can help you
 

1. You're stressed

Stress is linked to both weight gain and not being able to lose those excess kilos. High levels of stress can affect your weight loss regime in several ways:

• Cravings

Stress makes you more likely to crave comfort foods that are high in fat and sugar.

• High levels of cortisol

When you experience too much stress, your body responds by producing more cortisol. This hormone not only increases the appetite but also encourages the body to store fat around the abdomen.

• Missing out on exercise

When you feel tired, stressed or depressed, you're more likely to skip your regular workout.

If you're feeling stressed, Bach Flower Mix 71 can help you feel calmer and more relaxed. Make sure you take regular breaks throughout your day. For example, go for a walk or try relaxation exercises such as deep breathing.

2. You're not getting enough sleep

Sleep deprivation affects you both physically and mentally. Not getting enough sleep can leave you feeling irritable, discouraged and confused, and you're likely to grab a chocolate bar or pizza instead of fruit or a salad. You may feel hungry even if you're not. This is because the loss of sleep affects the body's secretion of cortisol, the hormone which regulates the appetite. And when you're exhausted, you might not exercise or even move around much, so you'll expend fewer calories.

To improve your sleep, try to go to bed and get up at the same time every day (no lie-ins at the weekend!), make sure your bedroom is quiet, dark and at a comfortable temperature, and avoid screens for an hour or two before bedtime.

3. You're eating too much

It might sound obvious, but a crucial factor in a weight loss regime is the concept of calorie intake versus calorie expenditure. To lose weight, the aim is to burn more calories than you eat so that you create an energy deficit. The body then sources the energy it needs by burning stored fat, resulting in weight loss.

To maintain a healthy weight, men need around 2,500 calories per day and women need 2,000. So if you consume fewer calories, you should lose weight. But many of us underestimate the number of calories contained in food and are also too generous with portion sizes. Use an online calorie calculator and weigh your food to get an accurate picture of how many calories you're really consuming.

4. You're not keeping a food diary

Research has shown that people who keep a food diary are more likely to persevere with their weight loss diet and are also more likely to maintain that weight loss after they've reached their target. You can write down everything you eat and calculator the calorie content, or you can use an app to log your food intake.

Try keeping a food diary for a week and see if monitoring your food intake more closely will kickstart your weight loss. You'll also be able to spot any "easy wins" - calorie-rich foods that you can replace with healthier alternatives.

5. You don't exercise enough

For exercise to impact your weight loss, you should be moderately active for around an hour to an hour and a half every day - thirty minutes for HIIT workouts. If you can't exercise as much as that, or you don't want to, you might have to accept that your weight loss will be slower.

Exercising more doesn't have to involve going to the gym: be more active by sitting less and walking more. Chores such as gardening and housework can also help you reach your weight loss goal.

A final thought- do you have unrealistic expectations?

Do you have an unrealistic concept of what your healthy weight should be? If your BMI (body mass index) is within the healthy range and you're only trying to lose weight to improve your appearance, this could be a reason why your weight loss is slow.

If you'd like to lose weight to lower your risk of medical conditions such as heart disease, stroke or arthritis, talk to your medical practitioner to discover what your target weight should be. But remember that bodies aren't all the same and what is possible for one person is not always achievable for others.

If your current weight is healthy for you, it might be better to appreciate your body and focus on being happy with the way you are.


Sources:

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/cut-down-on-your-calories/#:~:text=An%20important%20part%20of%20a,a%20day%20(8%2C400kJ)

https://www.webmd.com/diet/features/stress-weight-gain#:~:text=Levels%20of%20%22the%20stress%20hormone,you%20crave%20sugary%2C%20fatty%20foods


Marie Pure

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Read the complete article

I don't want to!

I don't want to!

Motivation can be somewhat elusive - some days, you just can't seem to make yourself do the stuff you don't want to. But putting things off just leads to stress, frustration and a sense of guilt.

Read the complete article

Tips to balance your negative aspects

Tips to balance your negative aspects

Everyone is unique, even in their own bad habits or negative traits. Here are some tips to balance those negative traits in our new article!

Read the complete article

How to prove your value

How to prove your value

Feel like everyone takes you for granted? Whether it's working late to prepare a presentation or cooking a special birthday meal for your partner, it's nice to be appreciated when you've made an extra effort. And if it seems as if people don't notice, you might feel as if no one values you.

Read the complete article

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Read the complete article

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Facing the loss of a family member or close friend is probably one of the most difficult challenges that life throws at us. When we've lost a partner, parent, brother or sister, we're likely to experience intense grief.

Read the complete article

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