You do everything right. You watch your portions, you exercise, you even write down every morsel that passes your lips…
But the scale is barely moving. Worse yet, it’s not moving at all. You restrict further and exercise longer. You push yourself harder and harder. You obsess about it. You fret. You stress. You might even ask your doctor to start testing you for problems. But nothing changes.
There may be some simple answers. WebMD has put out a great article on “5 Surprising Reasons You’re Gaining Weight.”
Here’s the top 3 quick-list:
- Lack of Sleep
We’re conditioned by marketing and “conventional wisdom” to think that it’s just a math game, losing weight, but it really is a bit more complicated than that. If you’re doing everything right and still not losing, check these additional indicators. It could be something very simple standing in your way.
Check out this thread for one person’s problems with losing weight in early middle age and some helpful responses.