7 Things Why I Am Not Losing Weight, Something Is Not Right!

There are some notorious discussions about weight loss all over the internet. According to scientific researches, there are revelations disclosing how metabolism functions in more wonderful ways, but when some magical tips for weight loss come to surface, something is not right. Recent prominent journals are now dispelling myths concerning weight loss, including fad diets promising to help you shed pounds fast and at ease. We are familiar with only a few facts about weight loss that are only effective when done the right way. Subsequently, from researchers who have done comprehensive studies, here are some tips about how your body gain, loses, and maintains weight.

1. Dieting trumps exercising
You have probably heard that moderate exercise is the key to weight loss - using stairs instead of elevators, as an example. However, you can effectively cut calories to efficiently shed extra fat, in reference to Samuel Klein, MD, Washington University School of Medicine. Klein says decreasing food intake is more effective than increasing your workouts in order to shed pounds. He says that failing to eat 2 ounces of potato chips is equivalent to running for 3 miles to achieve 300 kcal. Studies have shown this where participants tend to lose more weight by dieting other than exercise.

2. Exercise can help fix a "broken" metabolism, especially during maintenance
According to James Hill, PhD, at the University of Colorado, there has been no evidence until recently that your metabolism can be broken leading to weight gain. Hill says that although exercise is not as effective as calories restriction, it is still very crucial in the repair of a broken metabolism. Your metabolism becomes inflexible if you fail to exercise for a couple of days. And if you start workouts, it does not improve, not unless if you exercise every day. This indicates that exercise is very important for maintenance of your body weight.

3. You're going to have to work harder than other people - possibly forever
If your metabolism has been broken for long time, exercise can be an effective tool for its correction. However it may fail to get back where it was before you gained weight. Hill says that if you have been overweight for a long time and then shed weight, maintaining your weight will entail working out harder than other people, probably for the rest of your life. If you can build muscle mass, your body can burn more calories all day, but there is the likelihood of the need to work a little harder aerobically.

4. There's no magical combination of foods
There has been a misconception that if you can discover a certain combination of foods, you will lose weight mysteriously. There are many low-fat, low-calorie, low-carb diets, and other fad diets. Health experts contest that there is no single diet that can work the better way with the metabolism of any particular person. Although it is evident that any diet can help you lose weight, it is only if you follow it the right way.

5. A calorie IS a calorie!
When it comes to energy balance, what matters most is the amount of calories. Recently, Mark Haub at Kansas State University managed to lose 27 pounds while eating junk food. David Katz, MD at Yale University, says that this is a good prove of the concept. According to health experts, a calorie is a calorie regardless of its source. You can gain weight by eating either healthy or unhealthy foods. You can easily overeat calories from junk food than from healthier ones, although it is possible. It is difficult to overeat veggies as you will get satisfied faster.

6. Choosing a Weight-Loss Program that Fits Your Personality
Every year, billions of people join various weight loss programs in the hope to lose weight. There are various well know commercial programs such as Weight Loss Program, Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers, also some organized self-help programs such as Overeaters Anonymous. Very few people are familiar with Supervised Medical Programs, this includes infirmary based programs or individual care from a physician. On the top of it there are many online exercise programs and diet program available as per your personality.

7. It's all about the brain
You have probably heard that it is neither your metabolism nor your body that matters when it comes to weight gain, but rather your brain. The poor decisions you make are the ones behind your weight gain. On the other hand, if you make better decisions, you will shed weight. The greatest challenge is that over time, poor decisions cause significant changes in how brain govern and responds to hunger and satiation. Behavioral pattern over a long time affects the neural tracks. That is why you will always go for more food. Luckily, scientific evidence indicates that your brain can correct the neural tracks once new behaviors emerge, which include calorie restrictions, exercise, and healthy food choices.

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Comment by Ashley Owen on June 22, 2015 at 7:23pm

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