• Ben Banbury

10 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight

Fat loss is something so simple, yet so challenging! After working with over a hundred busy mums who struggle to lose weight, I've put together the 10 most common reasons I've seen!

woman in white leggings in gym




1. YOU'RE UNDOING EVERYTHING AT THE WEEKENDS


From Monday through to Friday you've worked your ass off in that horrible gym. You've drunk your 2Ls a day, you've eaten your damn veggies, you've done yourself proud


So now it's the weekend you can let your hair down a little right?


You throw your gym bag on the floor, grab a glass of well-deserved wine and conk out on the sofa with a lap full of nibbles and pizza


The problem is this trend sticks around until late Sunday evening


You've now consumed an additional 1,000 calories Saturday and Sunday and sank a bottle of red on Friday night


This puts you back to square one. 5 days at 1,300 calories. 3 days at 2,300. Ah.


 
By all means, enjoy your weekends and reward yourself for working so damn hard all week. Just don't erase a week's worth of work (:

(This next point will help that)



cracker with ham and asparagus


2. YOUR DIETS TOO RESTRICTIVE


If your current diet is mostly cereals, sandwiches and oven-ready dinners and you decide to "get healthy" but juicing, fasting, food prepping for hours, restricting food groups and working out 5 times a week


The chances of you sticking and enjoying your new lifestyle are pretty damn low


Fat loss is a marathon. Make small changes over time and before you know it, you'll have a really spot-on diet


95% of people who start a diet fail. This right here is one of the main reasons

Take your time (:



3. YOU'RE REWARDING YOURSELF FOR GOING TO THE GYM


This one's surprisingly common


Sally works out for 60 minutes and burns 400 calories. On the way out the of gym she grabs a 500 calorie protein shake to "replenish her muscles"


John does 10k steps in a day, burns 500 calories and because it's Friday has an Indian takeaway, 2 naans and a Cobra beer


"It's fine because I worked out today".. 2000 calorie curry. 500 calories burnt


See the problem?


Sharon does a Zumba class, burns 350 calories and rewards herself with an extra helping of dessert


350 calories burnt. 350 extra calories consumed. Back to square one


 
I'm not saying don't eat these fun foods. Just don't eat them additionally as a reward (:



4. YOU'RE MINDLESSLY SNACKING


You're watching your favourite program. You've been waiting all week to see if so and so are going to get together and if Hector's been caught cheating on Fiona


You're engrossed with a family bag of crisps in your hand


You know, the really tasty sweet chilli ones?


Corr they're good


Corr Hectors hot


Shit. The bags empty.