“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. What have you been eating? Have you been eating too much or too little? Yes, 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? Having correct info makes a huge difference! If you’re still unsure what you should and should not be eating, give us a call. We’d love to meet you in our clinic and answer any of your questions.