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This Is Why You Are Not Losing Weight

Ms. Sarah Farooqi

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If you are tired of seeing the stuck needle of your scale, despite a regular diet and exercise regimen, then there might be some other cause hindering your weight loss.

There is probably an explanation behind this stuck situation, and once you have found the cause of this stuck weight, you can remedy the situation, and continue on your weight loss journey.

According to nutritionists, here are a few reasons why your weight could be stuck:

Having an unrealistic standard:

Most people have high expectations for their weight loss. According to Lisa D. Ellis, a nutritional therapist in New York, there is weight loss on a successful diet, but the loss is just happening slowly. Even though weight loss may seem slow, it is a rather healthier and safer way to lose weight. Even shedding half a pound can cumulatively cause a loss of 26 pounds a year.

You are not drinking enough water:

If the body is dehydrated, it cannot lose weight. According to Michael Jay Nusbaum, chief of Bariatric surgery at Morristown Medical Center and surgical director of the metabolic medicine and weight control centre for the Atlantic Health, water is essential for weight loss as fat-burning requires water. Drinking more than 48 ounces of fluid per day is essential for weight loss.

Your sleep schedule needs work:

It is essential to keep the sleep schedule between 5 to 9 hours. Any less or any more can cause changes in body weight. This is because sleep is linked to the hormones that control appetite and satiety. Furthermore, you may tend to skip your workouts if you are tired.

You are spacing out your meals too much:

Skipping meals or spacing them too much can cause the metabolism to slow down. Moreover, spacing meals can cause you to overeat, as you are hungrier. The best way is to eat smaller portions and eating more often to keep the metabolism burning.

Sluggish thyroid:

A medical reason for not losing weight is a sluggish thyroid. The thyroid is a small gland located at the front of the throat that is responsible for the basal metabolic rate; a sluggish thyroid will thus cause the metabolic rate to slow down, and a slower loss of weight.


Some drugs are associated with health problems and weight gain. For instance, steroids and antihistamines can both cause you to overeat and gain weight, despite a diet and exercise regimen.

Your exercise regimen needs modification:

Sometimes you may need a more intense regimen of exercise to help shed those pounds. For weight loss, an exercise regimen concentrating on aerobics should be incorporated. On the other hand, an exercise regimen for maintaining weight is completely different. If you are having trouble with weight loss, a high-intensity intermittent workout is all that your body needs.

If you need professional help to design a healthy menu for weight loss then book an appointment with top nutritionists in Lahore, Karachi and Rawalpindi through oladoc.com, or call our helpline at 042-3890-0939 for assistance to find the RIGHT professional for your concerns.

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are intended to raise awareness about common health issues and should not be viewed as sound medical advice for your specific condition. You should always consult with a licensed medical practitioner prior to following any suggestions outlined in this article or adopting any treatment protocol based on the contents of this article.

Ms. Sarah Farooqi - Author Ms. Sarah Farooqi is a leading Nutritionist/Dietician based in Lahore. She has deep expertise in a number of areas including weight management, obesity, diabetes, gastritis, and hypertension. If you need a consultancy or a diet plan, book an appointment with her through oladoc.com.
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