4 Reliable Weight Loss Tactics To Try If You’re Not Losing Weight
Updated: Mar 23
It’s no secret losing weight healthily takes time: For the average individual, it’s safe to shed 1–2 pounds per week. However, if the scale just won’t budge don’t be discouraged — there are strategies you can use to overcome a weight-loss plateau.
1. START A FOOD DIARY
Research shows logging what you eat and drink helps you lose weight. Instead of mindlessly eating food throughout the day, keep an accurate food journal, so you can set daily goals to better fuel your weight-loss success.
2. MAKE SURE YOU’RE NOT OVER-RESTRICTING
If you feel tired or moody and have trouble controlling your cravings, your body might be trying to tell you it needs more nutrition. Make sure your meals are filled with nutrient-dense foods and that you are making sure you are eating enough proteins to maintain musicale and stay satiate as well as enough fats to maintain your hormonal health.
3. BEWARE OF HEATH HALOS
Just because a food is good for you doesn’t mean you can ignore healthy portion sizes. For instance, just because avocados are a great food choice does not mean you should be eating 6 of them a day (that’s 1,362 Cals and 126g of fats.) Instead, portion out your food, no matter how healthy it is, with measuring spoons and cups so you start to recognize correct portions more easily.
4. SHARPEN YOUR SLEEP ROUTINE
If you’re not getting enough shut-eye (at least seven hours of uninterrupted sleep each night), it’s going to be even more difficult to lose weight. The quality of your sleep affects your metabolism and levels of your hunger hormones. That means when you’re sleep-deprived, you tend to feel hungrier and eat more compared to when you’re well-rested.
I hope this helps, especially as we dive into building that summer beach body!