So you have been eating clean and exercising regularly, but the numbers on your scale just won't move no matter what you do. You should not worry about it as it's completely normal and it happens to everyone at some point in their weight loss journey. To explain why your diet is not working, we compiled a list of some of the things stopping your weight loss progress:
You are not resting enough
Sleeping for at least eight hours is very important when you are trying to lose weight. It allows your body and it's muscles to heal properly. Sleeping regularly also reduces your stress levels, which in turn prevents binge eating and fat retention in your fat cells. Studies have also shown that adults and children with poor sleeping habits have a greater risk of becoming obese.
Your diet is not balanced
What you eat matters when you are trying to lose weight. Make sure that all processed and sugary foods don't have a place in your diet. Instead, focus more on whole foods such as nuts, grains, vegetables, fruits, etc. Also track the amount of calories you take in-even with healthy food. Calories are still calories.
You are not exercising properly
Your exercise routines should have a combination of muscle strengthening exercises and aerobic exercises. You should also focus on having a good form during your reps. Quality over quantity!
You are not drinking enough water
Drinking enough water has a huge impact on weight loss. A study showed that there was a 24-30% boost in the number of calories burned over a period of 1.5hours- just from drinking water!
Remember, weight loss is a marathon and not a sprint. You may not see results immediately, but as long as you have the right exercise routine, a good diet and enough sleep, your results will come.