I exercise regularly but still can’t lose weight! Why? Most likely because you’re taking in more calories than you’re burning throughout the day.
Lots of people seem to think that if they exercise, they can eat as much as they want & whatever they want. Unfortunately it doesn’t work that way. The fact is, food plays a larger role in fat loss than does exercise.
Journaling what you eat each day might be helpful. You may not realize all those extras you are consuming during the course of the day. Nibbling while cooking, snacking, helping yourself to a second helping. Most of all mindless eating. What’s that? Sitting on the couch watching tv while filling your face. Before you know it, that whole bag of chips is gone! It would be better to take a serving size or a certain amount out of the bag & put the bag away so you don’t come to the realization that you were eating mindlessly in front of the tv.
Some people find counting calories, weighing their food, weighing themselves etc. to be helpful. Others completely cut out a whole food category, such as sugar or gluten etc. There is no need to cut out whole groups of food, unless there is a medical reason to do so. For example, if you have a hard time resisting chocolate, that doesn’t mean you have to cut out all sugars. You could avoid the candy aisle. Train yourself to reach for fruit instead & save the chocolate for a certain day or occasions.
If you really feel you are eating ‘just right’, & are an active person, it may be that you have hit a plateau. You haven’t done anything new or extra in a long time. Your body changes when you make adaptations to what you regularly do. As an example, if you’re using that same 10 pound weight every single time you do exercises, you’re body finds that easy now. You have to either use a heavier weight or do more reps in order to see further progress.
There are other factors that play a role in fat loss other than calories which we can discuss another time.
Practice makes Permanent.
Move more to feel better.
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