5 Reasons Why You're Not Losing Weight

Over the years I've worked with several clients that have come to me with the goal of losing weight.  Usually it's because they've been trying a lot of things that haven't worked and so they come to me with the question: "Why am I not losing weight?" When looking into those clients diets, workout routines and lifestyle, a few things become glaringly evident as to why they are not losing weight, or why they are not losing as much weight as they believe they should be losing.  After correcting these issues, their weight loss goals easily get on track or get back on track.

Here are the top reasons why you may not be losing weight.  Correct these issues and you will come closer to achieving your weight loss goals.

1.  Focusing on weight loss (an umbrella term), instead of focusing on fat loss (specific).  Weight loss is not always a good thing.  You can lose muscle and slow down your metabolism which in turn will ruin you long term fitness and fat loss goals.  Focus on losing body fat!  Lose the fat a.k.a burn the fat and keep the muscle.  Doing this will help you achieve the "toned" look and keep your metabolism burning  calories fast and furious. Fat loss is the best and healthiest method of losing weight, short and long term. 

2.  Focusing too much on calorie counting.  Some people spend too much time on counting calories and not enough time focusing on eating quality, healthy food.  All calories are not nutritious calories. For an example of Fat X approved meals I eat, check my Fat X approved meals album on Facebook. Focus on eating nutritious, healthy food, and when you can get that done on a consistent basis, if you want to get more advanced, then spend more time focusing on counting calories.

3.  Not weight training, or being afraid to use heavy weight.  This usually applies to women. They are afraid of using weights because they think it will "bulk" them up.  This a big myth that keeps most women from weight training and also keeps them from losing fat and "toning up efficiently".  Start using heavier weights!! Heavy weight (in respect to 1 rep max) stimulates your metabolic processes more so than low intensity/light weight. You'll burn more calories while you're working out, post workout and while at rest.  The afterburn effect!

4.  Not getting in enough protein.  Protein is crucial if you want to maintain a revved up metabolism.  It feeds your lean body tissue (muscle).  Muscle tissue burns more calories than fat tissue throughout the day even while at rest. It's a lot easier for a muscular/athletic/toned person to burn fat because they have a good base of muscle, than someone that doesn't. Feed the muscle, feed your metabolism!

5.  Using the same weights, same reps, same amount of time on the cardio machine.  Your body adapts, and will stop changing unless you force it to change.  You force it to change by changing the workout variables.  If you notice, the Fat X Program (FX 12) continually changes.  You can even change the FX 12 as you repeat it by changing the weight, circuits completed within time limits of selected workouts  and speed of finishing selected workouts.

These are some of the glaring issues and reasons most people are not losing weight, or not losing weight as they would like.  There are many more, but if you can correct these, you will be on your way to not just losing weight, but more importantly losing/ burning body fat, "toning up" and getting fit. No more asking "Why am I not losing weight?"
If you're in the Pasadena area and need help with you fat burning and or fitness goals, feel free to contact me for private training or to join my FX Boot Camp

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