Why am I not losing weight? 10 reasons you might have hit a plateau

Are you finding your weight isn’t dropping as much as you thought it would? Have you made healthy lifestyle changes but not seeing it make a difference on the scales?

When this is happening, it can really start to hit your self-confidence and your perseverance can begin to wane. But most of the time, there is a perfectly reasonable explanation as to why this may be happening and often it won’t be very difficult to fix it.

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So here at Bodyline we have curated the 10 most common reasons why your weight may be at a standstill, and the best ways to combat the plateau!

  1. You’re not accounting for all your calories
    Butter, oil or an extra spoonful of sugar in your brews can add up! Make sure to track those calories too, and if you’re going over your limit then make healthy swaps to reduce your intake. Swap butter for dairy free spread, oil can be reduced by using a spray bottle, and sugar free sweetener is a great alternative for hot drinks!
  2. You’re putting on muscle at the gym
    1lb of muscle is much smaller than 1lb of fat, as it is leaner and denser. When you exercise with strength training, you may find you are increasing your muscle mass and therefore replacing your fat loss with muscle. This is good news, and it is still a great success as you are exercising your body and increasing your metabolism. Don’t be disheartened as you are on the right track.
  3. You’re struggling to stick to your dietand feel hungry
    Bodyline has helped over 100,000 clients reach their weight loss goals when they’ve struggled to get there themselves. Just read the success stories yourself!Our medical weight loss appetite suppressant options, personalised clinical support and complementary natural weight loss supplements can really help you along the way. Give us a call on 0800 995 6036 or fill in our online contact form for a call back. Start your medical weight loss journey today!
  4. You’re not doing cardio
    Cardiovascular exercise like running, cycling or walking is incredibly helpful in burning fat. If you are solely living in a caloric deficit, you may have hit a point where you cannot lose more without moving your body more. Try to start with hitting 10,000 steps a day. Not only is it great cardio for weight loss, but it also contributes to better mental health!
  5. You’re not sleeping properly
    Getting enough sleep is incredibly important for weight loss. Poor sleep will lead to the consumption of calorie dense foods and will prevent you from getting enough exercise. There is a very serious link between sleep deprivation and obesity, so it’s vital that you aim for a full 8 hours of sleep a night if you want to lose weight effectively.
  6. You aren’t stopping when you’re full
    Many people tend to ignore the signs that tell us we are full for the sake of eating more tasty food. While this can be okay some of the time, it is not healthy to regularly ignore the signals your body gives you. Here at Bodyline, we offer appetite suppressant medication on our medical weight loss programmes. To find out more and see if you are eligible, check out our full list of treatments or get in touch with our team.
  7. You’re not drinking enough water
    Did you know that drinking water increases your calorie burning capacity by 30%? You could be burning more calories just by ensuring you regularly drink 2-3 litres of water per day. It also has a multitude of health benefits for skin, hair and nails as well as simply ensuring you are hydrated.
  8. You’re drinking a lot of alcohol
    Alcohol is very calorie dense. If you regularly drink beer, wine or spirits, you may find you are not able to lose weight effectively or efficiently. Try to cut back the amount of alcohol you drink, and make healthy swaps where you can. For instance, a glass of prosecco is only 90 calories whereas a 175ml glass of red wine can be 159 calories.
  9. You’re not eating as much protein as you should
    Protein is very important for weight loss, as it maintains metabolism, keeps you fuller for longer and reduces cravings. Try to start the day with a high protein breakfast like scrambled eggs or protein pancakes! Check out more ideas for high protein breakfasts here.
  10. Your calories are not nutritious
    Being in a caloric deficit is all well and good, but if you’re only eating foods high in salt, sugar and fats, your diet will only get you so far. Ensure you are nourishing your body with vegetables, fruits and protein. Imagine your body is a car, you wouldn’t fill the engine with just any old thing, it will function best with the right energy. For us, that’s the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients we need.

For medical weight loss support, access to proven medical weight loss treatments and weight loss supplements can be here for you every step of the way.  Contact our trained and friendly customer service team for advice.  Get in touch by calling 0800 995 6036, or fill in our online contact form for a call back!

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