Why is Losing Weight so Hard?
Is losing weight easy for you?
Have you ever met someone that had an easy time losing weight?
The fact is that losing weight is not easy for most people. There are a lot of reasons for this, but below I’ve narrowed it down to the 7 most common reasons.
Read below and see which of these reasons you’ve felt in the past.
Too much information
There is too much weight loss information out there. Most of it is useless, and there’s plenty of that. It seems like from one week to another you don’t know what to do if you want to lose weight.
One system may tell you to count calories and the next may tell you to limit carbs or exercise 4 hours a day.
How do you ever know what to do with so much information constantly coming at you from all sides? There are simple ways to lose weight without following so many rules that you’ll learn about soon.
Counting calories sucks
Have you ever tried losing weight by counting calories? If you have, then maybe you agree with me that it sucks.
Sure it works, but like I said — it kind of sucks!
Just to lose a pitiful 1 pound a week you have to spend all this time weighing your food and counting those calories. The problem with this method of weight loss is that you don’t get the whole picture.
Here’s the deal…
What’s worse for you, 150 calories or 230 calories?
You see, there are other factors that the calories counters society (a name I just made up) do not tell you.
So, what if I now told you the rest of the information. That the 150 calories was a soda and that the 230 calories was an avocado?
Which one is better for you now? Let’s look closer so you can get the idea here.
Yes, the soda has about 100 less calories, but there are other big differences.
The soda has 0 nutrients that are good for your body. The soda also has 10 teaspoons of sugar in 1 can! The avocado has vitamin K, fiber, copper, vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium
Your body needs ALL of these things to survive. Your body does NOT need 10 teaspoons of sugar to survive.
Not enough time to exercise
A lot of diet plans and workout plans say that you have to burn more calories than you take in. When you do the math you realize that you’ll have to spend HOURS at the gym every single day of your life just to lose a crappy 1-2 pounds a week.
Sorry to be blunt, but that sucks!
Do you have several hours to spend at the gym every day? Do you have thousands of dollars to turn your home into a gym? Do you WANT to spend all of your free time working out?
Exercise is awesome. It’s great for your health and it makes you feel good. I recommend exercise whenever you can get it. But for weight loss, exercise is not the easiest way to go.
You don’t know what to eat
Ever read up on what you “should” eat to lose weight?
It’s confusing, isn’t it?
Do you eat lean chicken, or eggs, or oatmeal or drink juice? Do you eat wheat or avoid wheat? Do you want to “carbo load” or do you want to eat low carb? Is fat good for you or bad for you? What about sugar? What about calories? What about oils?
You get the point.
It’s hard to know what to eat if you want to lose weight. There are millions of food combinations, and even more opinions about what you should eat.
Too many fads & schemes
Do you paleo? How about keto? Do you even know how to low carb? Does a diet of nothing but hot dogs sound healthy (or fun)?
There are probably more diets than there are stars in the sky. One week a TV doctor decides that you should try his / her diet. The next week the next TV doctor has a different diet.
But THIS one is going to work, right?
Ugh…it’s exhausing, isn’t it?
The fact is, it’s too damn hard to figure out which “diet” is going to work for you. And even if a diet works, most of the time these diets are so terrible that you won’t want to stay on them forever.
And as soon as you go off of a “diet”, the weight comes right back on.
You are always hungry on diets
Do you like to feel like you are hungry? It sucks, right?
Raise your hand if you want to starve yourself just to lose a few pounds.
Ok, raise your hand if you want to eat real food and still lose weight.
That’s more like it. Diets suck because most of them tell you to eat less, count those calories and cut out a lot of foods to lose weight. What’s left are a bunch of foods you don’t love eating and a weight loss plan that will work very slowly, if at all.
Too many hidden factors
The fact is – there are too many hidden factors in any type of diet. If you count calories and don’t pay attention to anything else then you may end up eating other ingredients that are bad for your health and weight.
If you follow the diet of the week you may miss out on eating foods that will never make you gain weight. (A lot of foods like avocados are innocent victims that are blamed for weight gain).
You don’t know what to eat, and if you do find something then you can only have a small portion of it. And don’t forget to count every calorie and spend your day working out for 4+ hours.
There is so much to learn and do if you want to lose weight!
Losing weight is not easy, but it doesn’t have to be the hardest thing you’ve ever done. It’s possible to lose weight and gain better health without being miserable.
By eating real foods and following some very simple rules you too can lose weight and feel great about your accomplishments.