The truth is that once you lose some good amount of weight, friends and family will inevitably come to you for some advice wondering how on earth you lost weight and how they can do the same. In those moments you are going to be able to give them advice, and a few suggestions to get them on the right path to losing weight as well.
You know that person that works with you, who is constantly drinking cans of coke… all you need to tell him when he eventually comes to you for advice is to cut the coke out and he will lose a lot of weight.
For that one friend who seems to eat McDonald’s three times a day, all you need to tell her is to get active, drink more water and to stop eating fast foods!
These are extremely simple solutions to help those that want to get into shape really fast.
But while you may have lost a lot of weight yourself you may have come to a point where you have gone a few weeks in and not lost a pound of excess fat. You haven’t changed anything in terms of your new way of life but still, you are not shedding any fat?
Well, there are many reasons why you may have hit this weight loss plateau, and often times it’s because of your own doing.
Here are some of the common factors that result in a person’s weight loss coming to a halt:
1. You Waste Too Much Time Trying To Get Your Diet Perfect
Yes, if you happen to be allergic to either nuts, gluten or dairy then it makes sense why you would fuss over certain things that would make you extremely ill. Or perhaps your 6 months pregnant and you’re at a restaurant that serves up sushi… I wouldn’t look at you funny for wanting to exactly where that fish came from and how fresh it was.
But if you’re just an ordinary guy or girl looking to lose weight and get into the best shape of their life and have no real issues in terms of being allergic to certain foods then I really wouldn’t worry and get so worked up about exactly what is in every single meal that you consume. Trust me if you ever want to shed those last few pounds of fat you need to stop getting stressed out so much.
Trying to get your diet perfect will end in you failing, which will ultimately cause you to gain more weight.
2. You’re Not Taking Care Of Your Overall Health
Yes, while eating right is the most important factor when it comes to losing weight and getting into great shape, know that there are many other smaller elements that you need to get right in order to lose weight that much faster and to really get into the best health of your life.
You need to make sure that along with your diet, you are also working out on a regular basis, getting a good night’s rest every night, and making time to relax and have fun. If you get all these components right then there is no way that you are not going to be able to get into the best health of your life.
Believe me when I hit upon a weight loss plateau on my own journey it was because I was focusing far too much on just one area and that was to get my diet right. That worked for a while but in order to move forward and lose the remaining fat that was on my body, I had to improve my overall health.
3. You Keep changing Your Diet and Exercise Routine
The problem with living in the computer age is the fact that we all have access to far too much information. Often times this is great, but a lot of the times it can just cause information overload, because we are constantly trying to take in way too much information. The stream of information just never ends.
The truth is that there are already millions upon millions of health blogs out there with new ones coming out every single day all teaching a slightly different methodology on how to lose weight. On top of that there are always new research studies that are being released every single day, adding to our never ending inventory of weight loss information.
So what most people do is instead of experimenting themselves they just hop online and see what 1000 other people have done and have learnt from their experiences.
Believe me while having access to so much information is truly amazing, the reality is that it just confuses most of us and leads us to not do anything. The best thing to do is to try one thing and stick to it for a few weeks and analyze the results you have got then move forward from there. Trial and error is your greatest teacher.
So there you have it my friends all the information that you will need on the most common reasons why people end up getting into weight loss plateau’s and how to get out of them fast!