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5 Reasons Why Losing Weight is Difficult
While there are many reasons why losing weight is difficult, here are the 5 main reasons we have noticed Why Losing Weight Is Difficult when working with our clients.
With so many social media websites and platforms available to use, we are constantly displaying our lifestyles to friends, family, and even complete strangers.
Our society has the idea that it is unacceptable to be overweight. And while it is true that there are health risks to being overweight, that can make it that much more difficult to lose weight, specifically when you now have a larger audience through social media.
Live your life how you want to live it.
If you want to lose weight, make it your own decision without the social pressure of others.
This might be the worst reason of them all Why Losing Weight is so Difficult.
I recall working out at my gym and the TVs were all displaying amazing-looking foods.
Food Network and Fast Food commercials make it all but impossible to resist the temptation.
Have you ever noticed when you are dieting and you are watching TV and the most delicious food appears in commercials?
Those commercials were always there, but because you are eating in a restrictive way, it appears much more appealing.
The mind is a very powerful thing and has a big part of Why Losing Weight is So Difficult!
The advertising and marketing departments at these companies know this and are banking on you to break your diet. In fact, a Harvard University Study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on October 7th, 2020 proved this to be the case in the low-income population. “The study found a 0.053-unit increase in body mass index (BMI) among adults from low-income areas for every $1 per-capita increase in quarterly ad spending by full-service and fast food chains.”
While there is a time and a place for indulging every once in a while, losing weight is difficult when you are bombarded by advertising.
My wife and I are guilty of this one (she’s going to kill me btw), but it is true. Sometimes we can get caught up in a Netflix show, YouTube video, or video game marathon.
The next minute, we have just eaten an entire bag of chips without even noticing it! No wonder Why Weight Loss is so Difficult!
While plain carrots will be a better choice for your waistline, potato chips are much more appealing!
Especially if you are a stay-at-home mom or dad, you may not have a lot of stimulation during the day. You may not even be hungry but are craving additional mental and emotional stimulation.
This can lead to a binge of boredom eating.
We think it is a great idea to start a hobby or some type of activity that stimulates your interest. That way, you will be less tempted to go on a boredom eating binge, and more tempted to work on something you are passionate about.
Starting your own blog is an excellent way to talk about things you are interested in and share them with the world. You can even make some extra money on the side!
Lack of Exercise and Activity
Whether you are working a desk job, or at home in front of the TV, humans have developed a very sedentary lifestyle in the past 100 years. Our bodies are meant to be used.
When they are not used, the body will accumulate body fat. If our bodies are active, we burn fat as fuel and our metabolism is enhanced. Enhanced metabolism will even burn fat at rest.
We recommend some sort of daily exercise in addition to a proper nutrition plan. Daily walking, swimming, cycling, and jumping rope, are all great examples of activities you can do.
Remember to consult your physician before starting any exercise plan.
Not Planning Ahead
“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” Benjamin Franklin
While Benjamin was clearly not the best spokesperson for weight loss, health, and fitness, his quote does have a point. If you do not have some sort of plan when beginning your weight loss journey, you are more than likely doomed to fail even before you start.