4 Reasons For Your Unsuccessful Weight Loss!!!!

4 Reasons For Your Unsuccessful Weight Loss!!!!

“Korbie, I’m choosing healthy foods, I’m exercising and getting my cardio in, I’ve eliminated my late-night snacking, but I’m not losing weight!!! The number on the scale isn’t budging.” These are some things I’ve heard from personal training clients in the past. This diet head-scratcher happens to the best of us, which is why many of my clients came to me.  Read on to see if any of these 4 situations is impeding your weight loss progress.

  • Overlooked Calories!!

What they fail to see is that even healthy food selections contain calories. Choosing nutritious foods is a start, but just because they’re healthy doesn’t mean you can eat unlimited amounts and expect to drop those unwanted pounds. Weight loss is primarily a play with numbers. It all boils down to calories in versus calories out. Depending on your body type and fitness goals, the numbers differ for every “body”.

  • Overcompensation!!

Be proud of yourself, you’ve done cardio everyday this week! You haven’t missed one training session!! However, this does not entitle you to a free eating pass. All to often there is a miscalculation of how many calories you’re actually burning during exercise. Your calorie counter on your cardio machine or sports watch may indicate that you torched 500 calories during your last sweat session, but every person is different. There are a number of factors that play in to the real number of calories you burn during exercise.

  • Portion Distortion!!

Definitely heard this before, multiple times, but it does bear repeating. It’s all about portion control! Sure, that cereal box says 110 calories, per serving that is. How much are you routinely pouring into your giant-size mixing bowl? Read labels carefully and remember it’s a serving so measure out your portions.

  • Dining Out (Even if you’re ordering from the healthier alternatives)

Who doesn’t love a good restaurant meal, but here’s the issue: You never know exactly what’s in your meal or how exactly it was prepared. Even if the restaurant provides nutrition facts, those are simply estimates. Do you really think every member of the kitchen crew is weighing and measuring each ingredient? Now, it’s ok to dine out on occasion, especially if you ask questions and make smart choices and special requests.

For more information on why you may not be losing weight, managing your diet and calories to meet your individual needs or if you’re frustrated with your current level of fitness and thinking about hiring a personal trainer, contact us.

Training Innovations
2420 Midtown Pl NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 349-4725