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Why is It Hard to Lose Weight?

Updated on June 10, 2017

The two biggest obstacles that I and many others when attempting to lose weight are the reluctance/ will to do what is required to shed some pounds, and the feeling of complacent. I want to rid my body of twenty pounds, but I feel pleased with where I am, though I know I shouldn’t. I like eating what I want to eat without narrowing my eating window, or cutting back on my calorie count. Unfortunately, this leads to weight gain or a plateau where you don’t lose or gain anything.

This article is to help you lower your body fat percentage as I plan to do in the following days/ months/ years. For some reason, my body reacts well to a four hour eating window, then fasting throughout the day. This is because I like to eat a lot at one go, then nothing. It’s important to note that during whatever eating window you set for yourself, be it four or eight hours, you shouldn’t chow down on unhealthy foods.

Keep it clean.

Keep it simple.

Oh and water, water will be your best friend if you chose to pursue intermittent fasting. Outside your meal times, enjoy a glass of water. Intermittent fasting works well when scheduled into your daily activities. I would wake up at ten, fast till twelve, then finish eating at four in the afternoon. The first few times I tried, every hour after four o’clock seemed to go by slowly. I was so tempted to grab a bite, but I didn’t give in, because I wanted to lose weight. The down side of intermittent fasting is it does slow down your metabolic rate, so you can’t use it for a long period of time. Don’t jump to something extreme like the four hour window I mentioned earlier. Start with eight or nine hours then slowly work your way down. Remember both patience, and perseverance is required to gain results.

If fasting is not for you; you can always maintain a low carb, natural sugar, no salt diet- if done properly these can work wonders.

Before you put on your running shoes, work on your diet, which is the largest obstacle to losing weight. For binge eaters like me, the eating window helps you practice self restraint and control.

When choosing whether or not you truly desire to lose weight, ask yourself these questions:

What is your ideal body type (don’t set unreal expectations; remember all body types re different)?

How does my weight affect my health?

How will my current eating patterns affect my health in the future?

Once you answer those questions, you can develop the will to lose weight. Without the will, there is no weight loss. It’s up to you to take the steps you need to get to your desired weight, whether you hire a trainer or change your diet. I admit I have lost weight and gained it back, more or less, many times. But, I am determined to lose weight once more and keep it off. I have the knowledge which I have passed on to you. Hopefully, you can accomplish your goals as well.

When choosing whether or not you truly desire to lose weight, ask yourself these questions:

What is your ideal body type (don’t set unreal expectations; remember all body types re different)?

How does my weight affect my health?

How will my current eating patterns affect my health in the future?

Once you answer those questions, you can develop the will to lose weight. Without the will, there is no weight loss. It’s up to you to take the steps you need to get to your desired weight, whether you hire a trainer or change your diet. I admit I have lost weight and gained it back, more or less, many times. But, I am determined to lose weight once more and keep it off. I have the knowledge which I have passed on to you. Hopefully, you can accomplish your goals as well.

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Weight loss can be achieved through intermittent fasting, diet and excercise. However, you need to develop your will to lose weight and make some sacrifices before you will see results, but it will happen. Have hope amd persevere.

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