Are you wanting to lose not just weight, but body fat?
Have you tried every diet out there?
Done endless amounts of cardio?
But still are not seeing the progress you want?
Here are 5 reasons why you are not losing fat:
1. You are not sleeping.
Sleep is often overlooked when it comes to fat loss. Sleep is actually when the body burns fat. Make sure you are getting 7 or more hours of quality sleep per night.
2. You are not eating in a caloric deficit.
In order to lose fat, you need to burn more calories than you are consuming. You can’t lose weight without being in a deficit.
3. You are eating too little.
You may be thinking this doesn’t make sense since I just said you need to eat in a deficit. But eating too little can also halt your progress. Doing this will slow down your metabolism so you aren’t able to burn calories as efficiently.
4. You don’t eat enough protein.
Protein helps you build muscle and more muscle burns fat more efficiently. A good goal is 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight if you are relatively lean. If you are overweight shoot for 1 gram per pound of your goal body weight. Protein is essential for us to live. It helps you maintain muscle while losing weight so you don’t just turn into a skinny-fat person. Make sure you get enough of it.
5. You don’t lift weights.
Endless amounts of cardio is not going to get you the lean, athletic body. The best way to train for fat loss is resistance training. Lift heavy weights, lift light weights fast, sprint, jump, and throw. Train to build muscle and strength because more muscle burns fat! There is no fat loss workout. So you should always work to build muscle, strength, and power. Your days on the treadmill are not helping you as much as you think. In fact, it is probably hurting your fat loss progress.
What on this list are you guilty of?
Let me know in the comments.