5 most common reasons why you gain back the weight you have lost


By Admin - June 26, 2021

 5 most common reasons why you gain back the weight you have lost

Most people regain at least some, if not all, of the weight they lose. Why? It has a lot to do with your mindset, your initial and long-term goals, careful planning, and foresight. It also has a lot to do with the fact that the media keeps bombarding us with information about how to lose weight and how to do it. A lot of attention is paid to how we will look and feel great. But very little is said about how to keep it off and how to maintain your new and improved body shape. Losing weight is only part of the battle. It is only the beginning of the journey, but most people don't think of it that way or forget that it is a lifelong change in attitude and lifestyle. Here are 7 of the most common reasons why you will gain back the weight you have lost.

1. Unrealistic goals

5 most common reasons why you gain back the weight you have lost


If you set unrealistic goals, it is highly unlikely that you will achieve them. Even if you do, it won't be good for your health and you risk gaining them back. Studies show that the best goal you can set is to lose 10% of your current weight. Small steps are best. If you set the goal too high and reach it quickly, it will not be a healthy weight loss and therefore it will not have the lasting effect you are looking for.

2. Highly restrictive diets

5 most common reasons why you gain back the weight you have lost


Crash diets or diets that restrict large food groups are also not a good idea. If you restrict your food intake too much, your weight will drop sharply, but so will your commitment. It is simply not sustainable and after a short period of time, you will lose motivation, stop and gain weight again, all because you are stressing your body too much and not feeding it properly so it starts craving all the bad things to get its energy back.

3. Too much exercise

5 most common reasons why you gain back the weight you have lost


Many people choose to exercise every day, sometimes several times a day, to lose weight. It works at first, but it's not sustainable, especially if you've never exercised before. Going from zero exercises to going to the gym every day will only make you feel exhausted and make you want to quit. It is better to start small, exercise for 30 minutes 3 times a week, and work up from there. Another disadvantage of over-exercising is that once you've reached your goal, you'll probably stop exercising, and your body will interpret that as "time to gain weight again".

4. Sedentary lifestyle

5 most common reasons why you gain back the weight you have lost


A sedentary lifestyle is not good for anyone. We are meant to move. So if you've lost weight and then decided that you can now sit in front of the TV or your computer for hours and drive two blocks to the shop instead of walking - we've got bad news for you. All that sitting will result in weight gain. Always stay active!

5. Stress

5 most common reasons why you gain back the weight you have lost


Stress is another reason why people gain weight. Maybe you do everything right, you eat well, you exercise. But if you are stressed, your body will probably crave all the bad things like chocolate and fast food. And you may think that kicking the habit once or twice won't change much, but those cheat meals really do pile up.



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