10 reasons you are not losing weight even after cutting carbs
Weight loss is one famous topic among women. From their pregnancy days to post pregnancy period, women are concerned about their weight. They engage in different routines and drink all manner of slimming pills and teas just to prevent piling on weight.
But according to research, if a woman wants to lose weight and get healthy, low-carb is the way to go. There’s no more effective way to take off pounds than cutting out sugar and white carbohydrates and replacing them with green vegetables.
Yet, embarking on a low-carb journey can be tough, especially when you don’t see that extra weight coming off right away. You just need to give your body time to flip its fat-burning switch to on so you become a natural fat burner. The magic will happen when you don’t give up.
If you have been eating low-carb for a while and feel you are not losing weight, these tips will help you do things right.
1. Are you eating too much fruit?
Eating too much fruit is easy to do. You push all the junk off your plate in your new eating regimen and replace it with an overload of fruit. Just because fruit is natural doesn’t mean you can go to town. Fruit has fructose, and although some fruit can be very nutritious, consuming too much high-carb fruit can create havoc in the insulin department. A good serving size is a closed handful of berries or chopped fruit, and half of a larger piece of fruit like a grapefruit or a large apple.
2. Are you eating too many nuts?
Just because nuts are on the low-carb yes list doesn’t mean it’s right for you to drown in them. A nut serving size is a closed handful. Period. Not half a bag. Nuts will pile on the pounds if you crunch away on them mindlessly. Also, many nuts have an off-balance omega-6 to omega-3 ratio, which won’t help you move toward health.
3. Are you keeping foods on the “no” list in your kitchen?
Don’t keep chips and cookies and other high-carb stuff in your kitchen or fridge for a rainy day. Donate, or, better yet, toss them. There is no need to explain this one. Keep them away from you to avoid being tempted.
4. Are you skipping the fat?
Many people have ingrained in their minds that fat is evil. Some fats may be, but healthy fats like coconut oil and avocado oil are anything but evil. Adding the right quantities of fat to your diet actually helps you lose fat. Try it, you will see.
5. Are you eating too much healthy fat?
Again, quantity is an issue here. Coconut fats, olives and avocados, animal fats, nuts and nut butters are healthy fats. They feed our bodies deep nutrition. But be careful not to take in too much, it affects the rate at which your body sheds its weight. When you adjust the quantities, you will adjust your weight.Here’s a good guideline: A serving size is no more than two teaspoons of fats and oils (including coconut oil, coconut butter and drizzle oils like olive and avocado oils), or a closed handful of coconut chips, olives or nuts. Count one-half of an avocado as a serving. Full-fat coconut milk is best, and one-third of a can is a serving size.
6. Are you not measuring your food properly?
You probably don’t need to think about portion control all the time, but you should get used to glancing at your food and making sure you’re not getting three times what your body needs. Figuring out how much food you actually need is a real eye-opener for most people. Protein should be the size of the palm of your hand. You can fill the perimeter of your plate with non-starchy veggies.
7. Are you falling into an automatic eating habit?
After you start feeling and looking better, you may start to relax a little too much and fall into some of your old patterns. Remember why you started this new lifestyle in the first place and make sure that you are eating low-carb as a rule, not an exception.
8. Are you not completely letting go?
Letting go of a lot of foods may be pretty easy, but clutching onto that one food or drink you struggle to let go of may be making it hard for your body to dump the weight. People commonly hold onto drinks and snacks with artificial sugars. These foods and drinks are destructive to your weight loss and health efforts. It’s time to let go for real!
9. Are you not getting enough sleep?
Sleep deprivation causes you to gain weight, while decent sleep helps you to lose weight. Not sleeping enough causes you and your body systems, including important hormones to become sluggish and inefficient. When your body slows down, you gain weight.
10. Are you expecting results too quickly?
If you expect results fast or even at a moderate pace, you may be disappointed. For some people, it takes a while for weight to normalize. A low-carb diet is by no means a quick-fix diet. It’s a lifestyle diet that leads to forever results.