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The 6 Reasons You Can Eat Healthy and Still Not Lose Weight

The 6 Reasons You Can Eat Healthy and Still Not Lose Weight

It seems like everyone is on a diet around the first of the year and just before “swimsuit season,” also known as summer. All the challenges are worth it if it means you can look good and still eat healthy all summer long. However, if you are not getting the results you want, it might be time to reassess what you’re doing and whether it is truly working for (or against) you.

Calorie Counting

From breakfast to dinner, including snacks, it is easy to lose track of how many calories you are eating during any given day. Unless you sit down and calculate it with an app, or food diary, you likely are missing out on an important piece of the nutrition puzzle. If you eat a 100 calorie snack with no nutritional value, it is not going to help.

Stress and Sleep Deprivation

Your mental state has a lot to do with the effect it has on your physical body. Even with a perfect diet and high level of activity, you are not getting enough Z’s or may have chronically high stress levels. Your body may hold onto extra pounds and body fat rather than burn them. Carve out time in your week for extra sleep or yoga, meditation and body calming exercises.

Calorie Restriction

Under-eating can slow your metabolism down. It may be a first reaction to cut back on portions but if you don’t get enough fuel, your body will starve itself. Under-eating forces the body to hoard stores of calories rather than burn them as a protective mechanism. If you feel hungry, it does not mean you’re on track to lose weight. You need to find the right balance.

Unhealth Food

Smart dieters and eaters look for health fruits, vegetables and grains in the grocery aisle. Buying prepackaged meals is a quick trip to health disaster. Granola bars and low-fat yoghurts are not helping you lose weight. Packaged foods are not good, even if they sound good. It may be quality over quanitity or vice versa. It is important to pay close attention to what you’re eating, how much, and when.

Poor Workout

If cardio is your thing, you may be doing it five times per week. It could be time to switch routines if it is no longer working for you. Interval training helps your body go between high-and-low intensity training which can help fuel your body.

Time

Nothing happens overnight that is worth doing. It takes patience to wait for results. If you have underlying health problems that are not diagnosed or are in recovery from addiction, for example, you may need to consult a physician to find the best healthy food plan for you and your health.

Health and diet go hand-in-hand. That is why we support you as you journey through recovery. It takes time to figure out recovery and we will be there every step of the way. We will help you find what you need. Call us 24/7 at our toll-free number: 866-294-9401