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20 Shocking Reasons You Aren’t Losing Weight



You’re trying to lose weight and it just feels like you’re never getting anywhere. You already know that you can’t lose weight overnight, you know that it took a while to put it all on so it will take a while to take it all back off. You’ve been eating right and exercising, and you rarely ever cheat, but you’re still not seeing the results you want. Why?

Well, there are many reasons why you may be having problems losing weight, and some of them may be very shocking to you. There’s no guarantee changing all of these things will help you reach your goals, but they definitely can’t hurt!

Your Thoughts Are Affecting Your Appetite

A study was done at Yale University that showed that people who spend time thinking about how light their healthy meals are have a tendency to eat more because they convince themselves that their light meal isn’t enough to sustain them.

Instead, you should see that healthy food as filling and enjoy the fact that you are doing something healthy for your body.

You’re Paying Wrong

A study done by the Journal of Consumer Research showed that people who shopped with their credit card, rather than cash, spent more money on unhealthy food options.

Instead, use cash when you grocery shop so you spend less and make better food choices.

You’re Thinking About Fitness

A French study has found that thinking about your fitness routine may have you eating up to 50 percent more. This is believed to be because you think you’ll be able to work it off.

Focus on burning calories, not replacing the ones you burn to actually lose weight.

You’re Sitting Too Much

You’ve probably seen this in the news lately, sitting is killing you (and keeping you fat). If you spend much of your days sitting, even for work, you’re going to find you have more problems with weight loss.

Get up every chance you get, and take a walk around so that you can keep your metabolism awake.