“I haven’t lost any weight? What am I doing wrong?”
Weight loss plateaus happen to the best of us. Even if you’ve been doing absolutely everything you’re supposed to, you may still find yourself glaring at the number on the scale and wondering what in the world went wrong. Take a deep breath. The most important thing to do in these situations is to assess your recent health choices and be honest about it.
Equally as important, you should answer the question, “How long have I been on this plateau?” If it has been less than a week, you need to be patient for a bit longer before you freak out, or even worse, give up.
If it has been more than two weeks, then you should carefully consider every aspect of your daily living. For most new patients who come to see me this isn’t the problem, but it’s worth a peak.
-What have you been eating?
-Have you been eating too much or too little? Yep, not eating enough can stop you from losing weight!
-Have you been drinking water?
-Avoiding refined sugars, grains, and processed foods?
-Do you exercise? How often? Can you increase the intensity of your workouts?
-What about your stress and sleep levels? Remember those can affect your weight as much as anything else.
-And finally, do you know what a healthy lifestyle includes?
Assuming you’re doing all of the above correctly, here are some critical things to consider… In the end it’s all about figuring out why YOUR body is not losing.. or better put, what’s causing your weight gain.
Back to the begining…Tell me if this sound familiar? …
You find a great new diet, maybe lose a few pounds, a few weeks later look at food, and gain the weight back.
You rationalize it away thinking, “Well, I’m getting older, it must be my metabolism or my hormones?” So, you blame yourself and resolve to just try harder!
You get the best diet pills, hCG, Fen-Phen, counting points, Keto, Paleo, intermittent fasting or the Cabbage Soup Diet. Really?
How long can you do this?
And how healthy is it?
The diet industry makes billions, yet Americans are sicker and fatter than ever!
They also secrete chemicals to cause you to crave what they love – sugar, processed grains, (bread, pasta, tortillas, etc.) when you have this happening it’s difficult if not impossible to have willpower!
As a side note, the average person in this country is said to have five to thirty POUNDS of undigested fecal material sitting in their gut-growing yeast and creating inflammation.
Solution? Cleanse and heal your gut
I lost 54 pounds in 12 weeks, no longer need meds for Type 2 Diabetes, and my sugar is absolutely under control. I can’t say enough about this. You have to do it!”– Steve