We know the frustration of not losing weight and came across this great post from personal trainer Adam Parr. We wanted to share it with our GymPro family and help you achieve your goals. Are you sick of going to the gym and not seeing results? Are you going to the gym but not losing weight? We are going to give you 6 reasons why!
6 Reasons why you are not losing weight:
1. Your portion sizes are too big - losing weight is all about being in a calorie deficit, you may be eating healthy but your portion size may still be too big meaning you are taking on too many calories. A person who is 5ft 5' working in an office does not require the same portion size as someone who is 6ft 3" who works on a construction site.
2. You do not move your body enough each day - The less you move the fewer calories you burn its that simple. If you drive to work, sit behind a desk all day, watch TV all night you probably do 2-3k steps a day. Simply moving your body more and getting in more steps will help you burn more calories daily
3. Snacking every day is adding up - all those little snacks daily are adding up so you are eating a lot more than you think.
4. You're going to the gym but not placing any stress on your body - You're going to the gym but simply not working hard enough. If you want your body to change you need to place stress upon it to cause an adaptation. Also if the goal is fat loss, spending a whole session training single muscle group is not optional.
5. Your drinking all your calories via alcohol or fancy coffees - Are you drinking all your calories? The most common example here is weekly glasses of wine, or even bottles at the weekend and also fancy coffees that can contain 300-400 calories
6. You're a weekend warrior - You eat well during the week, maybe even under eat or over restrict but then undo all your hard work at the weekend. If you have followed your diet and trained hard all week 1 cheat meal isnt going to hurt, a full weekend of cheating will.
Checkout out Adam Parr's Instagram and website for some great training and nutrition advice.