Video:10 Reasons for Not Losing Weightwith Russ Teitsma
You may not be losing weight because of several different lifestyle habits. Watch this health video from About.com to see if one of these ten reasons is causing weight loss difficulties.See Transcript
Transcript:10 Reasons for Not Losing Weight
Hi, I'm Russ Teitsma, Owner of NJ FItness Factory in Montclair, NJ for About.com. I'm here to share with you the top 10 reasons why you may not be losing weight.
Exercise Intensity Factors into Weight Loss
One reason you may not be losing weight is because you aren't working out hard enough. You have to be outside of your comfort zone to lose weight. You may not be doing enough resistance training. Resistance training is when you are using your body weight, dumb bells, machines or bands to put a strain on the muscle. You need to do this 2 -4 times a week for 30 - 45 minutes each time.
Proper Rest is Needed for Weight Loss
You may not be getting enough rest and recuperation. The body requires 7 - 8 hours of sleep to recuperate after a workout and about 48 hours between working out the same muscle groups. You may be doing too little or too much cardio. 4 - 6 times per week for roughly 30 minutes is optimal. Your stress levels could also negatively impact your weightless goals. So try to manage your stress.
Manage Your Calories to Lose Weight
You may be eating too many or too few calories depending on your body weight and exercise goals. You may be eating too many calories on the weekends, maybe from alcohol and food on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. If you're not seeing the results you want, you also may not have given your body enough time to adjust to the new calorie intake and exercise.
Facing Weight Loss Plateaus
Another reason why you are losing weight is that you may have plateaued. If you keep doing the same routine over and over again eventually your results will slow or stop. Now, if you've tried everything we've talked about and you still aren't seeing results, it could be a medical issue and you're going to want to see a doctor. Thank you for watching. For more information, go to: health.about.com