Everyone at some point in time would have started a weight loss programme and abandoned it mid-way because they weren’t losing any weight. The inability to exercise or diet your weight away is horribly discouraging. But it doesn’t have to become an endless cycle of hopelessness. There may be many things that you are doing that are disrupting your weight loss journey. A few common mistakes that people make are:
You cannot lose 20 kilos in 2 months. Having a clear vision of what your weight loss goals are is critical to your success, but many people give up on their weight loss goals because they expect results that take time and perseverance. If this was the case for you in the past, it could leave you feeling too overwhelmed to do anything at all. You can overcome this paralysis by analysis by setting realistic, short-term goals that still push your comfort zones.
You can't heal a body you hate. Unconscious assumptions about yourself, that you are not worthy of love or good things, is a lie. When these false beliefs go unaddressed, even if you had the body you always wanted, it would never be enough.
Not eating proper food
Your body's weight is a result of myriad different physiological factors that need to be nourished with good, healthy food. Your body needs those nutrients to function the way it was intended to. Shift your perspective on food. Instead of looking at how you can withhold your body from food as punishment for weight gain, start to ask yourself how you can heal your body with delicious, nourishing food as medicine.
Going the quick fix way
There are no quick fixes or magic pills to buy online. There is no replacement for finding out what works for you and sticking with it.
Health is not a goal
Losing weight is not equivalent to getting healthy. Cancer and arsenic will make you lose weight, but you won't be healthier. You have to get healthy to lose weight, not lose weight to get healthy. Sustainable weight loss will be a natural by-product of regaining health.
Ignoring physiological issues
Many times people have done everything right and still can't lose weight. That's where functional medicine steps in. Underlying hormonal imbalances, adrenal fatigue, gut conditions, thyroid dysfunctions, or toxicity issues can prevent the most dedicated person from ever losing weight.
When you are struggling with these issues, you could look at food and gain weight. This is not your fault. Clinically investigating these underlying causes of stubborn weight loss resistance gives people answers to their years of struggle. When you finally find out these root issues, they can then be addressed. When you still need reliable support, talk to our fitness experts at Get Fit 360.