Why Can’t I lose Weight?
Because there’s a lot more you need to be doing.
Hopefully this podcast will give you the answers you’re looking for.
I struggle with my weight. I eat healthy and do lots of exercise, yet, why can’t I lose weight.
It turns out that losing weight isn’t as simple as eating right and exercising and that you’re probably not done losing weight even after you’ve lost it!
The reason is something called “fat memory.”
What is fat memory?
“Fat memory” refers to the fact that the body stores fat in specific locations so that it doesn’t accidentally get rid of vital organs or other important parts when fat is lost.
For instance, women tend to store most of their body fat in their hips and thighs.
This is because of evolutionary reasons. Women who store most of their body fat in these areas are less likely to become underweight during famines because they still have the breasts to produce milk for their babies.
So even if a woman loses 10 pounds, she will probably still retain most of her hip and thigh fat and won’t lose any weight in those areas.
The principle that the human body stores fat in certain places to prevent weight loss in important areas is called “regional adiposity.”
The more weight you gain or lose, the more likely you are to store more fat in the abdominal area, no matter how much you exercise.
The body’s tendency to store fat in the abdominal area instead of on other areas of the body is called visceral obesity.
Visceral obesity is one of the most dangerous types of obesity.
It’s when excess fat accumulates in your internal organs. It’s often caused by being sedentary and consuming a lot of processed foods.
Visceral obesity can also cause high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol, which increase your risk of heart attack and stroke.
Fortunately, visceral obesity is preventable and treatable. By eating more fruits and vegetables, exercising more, and reducing stress, you can prevent it.
If you do develop visceral obesity, you can lose weight by eating less processed foods, exercising, and taking certain dietary supplements.
So how do you get rid of regional adiposity?
While regional adiposity is largely dictated by genetics, there are ways of controlling and reducing it.
You can replace sugar with stevia. Stevia is a plant-based sweetener that tastes just like sugar. However, it contains zero calories and no carbohydrates.
Replace bread with salad wraps or other breads that don’t use wheat. You can even make a tasty pizza base with cauliflower. Look for the recipe.
Replace soda with water. Soda contains loads of sugar and has zero benefit for the body. It’ll cause you harm. Go with water it’ll extend your life.
You can replace butter with coconut oil or olive oil. Both of these oils are healthy for you and contain no carbs.
Ditch sugar and anything with sugar added. It’s not good for your body at all. You’re just addicted to it. Sugar or good health, it’s your choice. And no, I don’t mean fruit. Fruit is full of goodness, sugar isn’t.
Finally, you can replace most grains with vegetables or meat-based proteins. Carbs from vegetables are much healthier than those from grains. Vegetables are healthier than grains because they’re more nutritious and contain fewer calories. Don’t eat a lot of rice, it’ll make you fat.
With these simple changes, you can reduce regional adiposity in as little as 6 weeks.
Are there other reasons why I can’t lose weight?
Obesity is a pressing health issue in many countries. As we know, it leads to many serious health conditions, including heart disease and diabetes.
Research has proven that a simple five-step diet program can reduce obesity risk in as little as six months. You don’t need a complex diet routine. Try this proven simple plan and see how it goes. Oh and also add to it the mindset changing tools I mention later in this podcast.
Here’s the simple plan:
First, start counting calories. I find it best to use an app for this. I prefer an app called Lose It! Remember though, don’t be too serious about calories. All calories are not equal. A calorie of sugar is not the same as a calorie of broccoli.
Cut out sugar-filled drinks and snacks, and limit your portion sizes. Limit your consumption of fatty and sugary foods, as well as processed meats like bacon and sausages.
Second, increase your consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables. Fruit and vegetables are high in fiber and low in calories. They are also rich in vitamins and other good nutrients for your body.
Third, move more. If you don’t have time to work out, try to walk more throughout the day. Taking the stairs instead of the elevator is also effective. Learn some simple bodyweight exercises that can be done anywhere. Like squats or burpees.
Fourth, eat breakfast and eat regularly throughout the day. Skipping breakfast reduces your metabolism and makes you more likely to overeat later in the day. Eating regularly throughout the day also keeps your metabolism up, so your body burns extra calories.
The last thing you need is to overly restrict your diet and make your body think it’s being starved. Don’t skip meals.
Finally, drink more water. Most people don’t drink enough water. Drinking water can increase your metabolism and keep you feeling full longer, which reduces your calorie intake.
In fact, the feeling of hunger is similar to that of thirst. When you feel hunger cravings, drink water first and see if this handles it.
How can changing my mindset help with losing weight?
When it comes to losing weight, changing your mindset is key to your success. Before you can begin losing weight, stop being negative or blaming yourself. You’ll carry this negativity with you into your day, affecting your eating habits and exercise routine. These habits will lead you to gain weight.
Once you start viewing yourself positively, everything will change. When you realize that you’re a beautiful person no matter what it reads on the scale or how many pounds you’ve lost. This positive mindset will help you make healthier food choices, exercise more regularly, and lose weight without trying. Changing your mindset helps you lose the weight and keep it off!
So it’s not just about why can’t I lose weight. It’s more like what should I be doing so I can lose weight.
Here’s a simple mindset tool you can use to help control your eating.
One key action you can take that will be very helpful is to install a time buffer between your craving and eating what you craved.
What do I mean by time buffer?
You make a firm decision that you won’t eat something spontaneously without thinking first. So you tell yourself, “Under no circumstances will I eat anything without thinking deeply and clearly for at least 5 minutes!”
Give yourself at least 5 minutes or more.
Then consider questions like these:
Am I actually hungry right now?
Do I think it’s a good idea to eat this?
Is eating this now in my best interests? Is it good for my body or not?
How will eating this effect my health?
Will this food help me with my weight loss goals?
How will this food make me feel about myself?
Makeup other questions that resonate with you.
If you make an agreement with yourself to do this, promise yourself you’ll stick to it.
I would suggest that you write it out and sign it.
I’ve included a pdf file for this on the site. You just have to download it. No subscribing is necessary. Just let me know if it helped you.
Download it here – wlmind.com/pn, that’s w-l-m-i-n-d.com/p-n.
Sign it and then hang it somewhere you can see it.
If you do this, it will have an amazing effect on your mindset.
You’ll become stronger and more determined than ever.
This is exactly what I do!
It works perfectly if you take the steps to implement it.
There’s nothing you can’t do if you put your mind to it. So the “why can’t I lose weight?” becomes, I can lose weight easily and keep it off.
Learn to start believing in yourself and strengthen your mindset. Use affirmations, set doable goals, visualize yourself exactly how you want to be, and do it daily.
Use the tool I gave you, download the promissory note, sign it, and take control of yourself.
No one else can take care of you better than you can. It just takes a firm decision and the desire to reach the perfect you. Do it today! Do it every day! Enjoy yourself.