6. You’re Not Counting Add-Ons
Watch out for those calories that you don’t count as part of your meal. Sauces and dips, for example, can quickly add up. Sugar and cream in coffee are two other big culprits.
If you’re trying to watch what you eat, remember to pay attention to what you’re adding to your food before you eat it.
7. Your Exercise Routine Is the Same Every Time
While your exercise routine may have been super effective at first, over time you might have hit a plateau. Essentially, your body has adjusted to the amount and type of exercise that you’re doing, so mix it up.
If you normally run on the treadmill for a steady half hour, work in some sprints. Add weight to your lifting routine or try a few new moves.
8. You Need to Calm Down
Like sleep deprivation, stress causes the body to produce a ton of cortisol that leads to weight gain. Add to that the overeating that often goes with stress and you’ll see why a positive attitude and weight loss go hand in hand.
9. You Have a Medical Condition
Certain medical conditions may make it hard for you to lose weight, such as diabetes or hypothyroidism. If you’ve been trying to lose weight, have been sticking to a diet and exercise routine, and aren’t seeing results, consider getting a check-up to make sure that there’s not a medical issue impeding your progress.
10. You’re At a Healthy Weight
Finally, the fact of the matter is that you might be at a healthy weight for your body, regardless of how you want to look or think you should look.
You may eventually get to a point where your body won’t healthily lose weight and keep it off, no matter how good your habits are. Remember that fitness is about health and work on maintaining it!
What do you do when you’ve reached a plateau?