1) You are relying on scales
Weight does not measure fat - it measures everything!
• Digesting food
Muscle takes up less space on your body than fat, which is why you might look leaner after building muscle even if your weight doesn't change. Rely on clothes, a tape measure, pictures, even general happiness over scales!
2) You’re not in a calorie deficit
A person can create a calorie deficit by not consuming as many calories as they need to maintain their body weight during the course of a day or week. Over time, this calorie reduction can lead to weight loss.
3) You’re not tracking
Without tracking your calories in it’s hard to know how much you are consuming. Whilst trying to achieve a fat loss goal, tracking is essential otherwise essentially you’re working blind
4) You’re not being honest
Eating a few extra on the side, the kids left overs. Not tracking oil, not measuring your food all leads to inaccurate tracking which could mean your deficit isn’t as much as you thought it was, it maybe that it’s not a deficit at all
5) It’s your time of the month
Weight can fluctuate by up to 10lbs a day and you’re likely to weigh more just before your period due to water retention
6) You’re not sleeping enough
If you don’t sleep enough you produce more of a stress hormone which signals your body to conserve energy to fuel your waking hours. Aka you’re more likely to hold onto fat
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