Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight Even After Working out and DietingDiet & Fitness

July 03, 2019 17:22
Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight Even After Working out and Dieting

Burning calories is not as easy as you think. What looks simple on paper can get difficult in practice. Though after incessant workout, exercises and dieting you might sometimes wonder why you are not losing weight.

Below listed are a few reasons why you are not slimming down despite the fact that you are making every effort in a gym.

Consuming Extra Calories Post Workout

If you are running miles and still aren’t seeing any changes, it is time to take a closer look at your diet. Typically, you need a range of 2,000-2,200 calories to maintain your weight, which means to shed kilos, you need to burn anywhere between 300-500 calories a day.

In a study published in The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, scientists found that people who consumed up to three times more calories than they burned during an earlier workout could see no changes in the weighing scale.

So however drained or exhausted you might feel after a workout, be aware of what you are putting in your mouth. The best way to beat a 200-calorie hunger pang is to eat a protein-rich snack after a workout.

You Sweat by Numbers

Your last uber-challenging workout might not have burned as many calories as you thought it did. Most people tend to overestimate the number of calories they burn during a sweat session. You in truth do not burn 500 calories in each Zumba session.

Your calorie-burning capabilities rely on a lot of factors like age, body weight, hormones, and metabolic rate, and all of these factors are fluctuating.

So rather focusing on just numbers, monitor your intensity and how arduous the workout feels. In the weight room, the last few reps should be most difficult to finish or if you are into yoga, the last few rounds of Surya Namaskar should be the most challenging.

You Jump for Quick Results

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Once your diet and exercise are in sync, keep some patience as losing weight takes time. It’s true that a restrictive diet and endless cardio might help you get quick results, the combination of cardio, weight training, and a healthy diet can not only help you lose weight but also help you maintain your weight over time. You not only lose weight but also build good habits so it is a total win.

Your Cardio Calculation Is Wrong

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Try not to go by the reading on the cardio machine as some cardio machines give pretty inaccurate results. The best idea to ensure that you are burning enough calories is to increase your goal by at least 30 percent. So if you are going to the gym with the aim of burning 300 calories, burn 390 calories instead.

By Sowmya Sangam

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