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The Reasons Why You Aren’t Losing Weight

August 27, 2021 by Daren Thompson
The Reasons Why You Aren’t Losing Weight

As black men, it is more difficult for us to lose weight, according to research done on the African American population. However, there are also other reasons and other things we might be doing wrong when looking to lose some extra weight. Or how our body is reacting to a new fitness routine or dietary regime.

One thing to keep in mind is to never expect to lose weight the minute you start working out. Your body needs time to adjust to new things, so let it take its time. Below, I am listing 3 things that you understand why you aren’t losing weight.

1. Not Keeping Track Of Your Diet

Sometimes, because we’re eating smaller portions of food, we think that this is what’s going to help us lose weight. Well, it doesn’t work like that. It is important to know what you eat in a day and track it. However, don’t be too obsessed with it. It is good to know that the food is fresh and healthy, but to always make sure that you’re eating the right amount of food and in no way starving yourself.

Eating healthy is not about eating less and always having an empty stomach. What I am always trying to teach my clients is to develop a healthy relationship with food. Food is not your enemy, nor should it become something you turn to for comfort. Food is what gives you energy and health. It is okay to have cheat days once in a while as long as you find the rightful balance between the two.

At times, it is difficult to just do it by yourself, so if you’re looking for a place to help you track your food intake in the most healthy way then subscribe to my plan and get educated on nutrition and more.

2. You’re Having Trouble With Your Sleep

Might seem surprising but bad sleep has a big impact on your weight. A lot of studies have found that poor sleep deeply impacts an increased appetite. Lack of sleep deeply affects your thinking and how your brain functions during the day.

This is not much help when it comes to resisting food temptation and developing self-control. Make sure you get enough sleep at night, it is important for your mental as well as physical health.

3. You’re Not Drinking Enough Water

There’s a deep connection between being dehydrated and gaining weight. Not drinking enough water for the day makes you crave food more. Not enough water in your body means that you’re losing energy, and as you lose the energy you tend to overcorrect by eating too much food. Moreover, drinking more water limits the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and obesity. Both highly impacting the African American population.

If you want to have a professional’s opinion and help in changing your daily routine and losing some of that extra weight, then check out my website. I am here to show you that you can lose weight by being healthy and not starving yourself.