Why Am I Still Fat? – Top 5 Reasons People Gain Weight and Can’t Lose it
Description: There are 5 main reasons why most people get fat and stay that way. Pinpointing the cause of your weight gain can help you fight back and finally lose those stubborn pounds.
\ 1. “ I don’t even eat that much”
It’s impossible to just eyeball how much you’re eating without practice. If you’ve never checked a label, paid attention to serving sizes, or actually measured your food out, you probably fall under this category. If you want to lose weight, start tracking your food for a couple days. You need to know if you’re eating too much or too little.
2. “I eat when I’m stressed”
Ah, emotional eating…the ghost that haunts us all. If you eat when you are bored, angry, happy, sad, or heck, whenever you feel something, we’re talking to you. Try to log when you eat the most and pay attention to how you’re feeling when you eat. You might find you almost never eat because of hunger. If your stomach grumbles, you’re hungry. If you feel faint or get a headache, that’s hunger. If a thought bubble of dancing sugar plums appears over your head when you pass the vending machine, it’s probably just a stimulus response. Focus on eating when you are physically hungry, not craving.
3. “I just have no motivation”
You can stare at thin people all day trying to get “inspired,” but it’s important to find the real reason you want to lose weight. Is your health at risk? Do you want to be a better role model for your family? Do you just want to feel better about yourself in general? The answers to these questions will help you get to know your heart and that is where you will find your motivation. Find what matters to you and let that be your driving force.
4. “My whole family has a tendency to be overweight”
Some people just got the thick end of the stick. If you just tend to be heavy when you don’t try, that’s just something you need to take into account but don’t let it discourage you. You just can’t be careless. Make a plan and start making small changes to see big results in the end.
5. “I’m Busy”
A lot of important things in life are inconvenient. It’s inconvenient for you to leave work to pick up a sick child from school and take them to the doctor. Working at all is inconvenient. We make time for the things we know we need to do. Make your health and physical comfort a priority. It is a necessity. Let the bad habits go on long enough and you’ll find that out the hard way. It’s time to pencil you wellbeing into your schedule.
This was one of my articles published and viewable at AmericanHealthandBeauty.com