There’s a disturbing truth that is emerging from the science of obesity, Kelly Crowe reports. After years of study, it’s becoming apparent that it’s nearly impossible to permanently lose weight.
Why am I having a hard time losing weight?
Most people who have difficulty losing weight are simply eating too many calories. An important factor in weight loss is how many calories you’re eating versus how many calories you’re burning. It may seem easy, but if you’re not tracking your calories each day, you may be consuming more than you think.
What to do when you can’t seem to lose weight?
Try increasing your calorie intake by a few hundred calories per day, sleeping more, and lifting weights with the goal of getting stronger and gaining more muscle. Aim to maintain your body fat levels for 1–2 months before you start trying to lose weight again.
What can cause someone to not lose weight?
20 Common Reasons Why You’re Not Losing as Much Weight as You Expected To
- Maybe you are losing without realizing it.
- You’re not keeping track of what you’re eating.
- You’re not eating enough protein.
- You’re eating too many calories.
- You’re not eating whole foods.
- You’re not lifting weights.
- You’re binge eating.
Do you know the science of weight loss?
The continuous flow of conflicting misinformation and advice leads people to think that the honest-to-God truth about how to lose weight is not yet known. But it is. The science explaining weight loss, weight gain and weight maintenance has been proven and it has not changed significantly for over 100 years.
When does unexplained weight loss become a problem?
Unexplained weight loss, or losing weight without trying — particularly if it’s significant or persistent — may be a sign of an underlying medical disorder. The point at which unexplained weight loss becomes a medical concern is not exact.
What does it mean when you lose weight without trying?
Unexplained weight loss, or losing weight without trying — particularly if it’s significant or persistent — may be a sign of an underlying medical disorder.
When to see a doctor about weight loss?
The point at which unexplained weight loss becomes a medical concern is not exact. But many doctors agree that a medical evaluation is called for if you lose more than 5 percent of your weight in six months to a year, especially if you’re an older adult.