Here’s why your scale won’t budge

When the number on your scale won’t budge
If losing fat were easy then we’d all look like fitness models, right?

Unfortunately, the fat loss game is more frustrating than most care to admit. The scale quickly becomes a dreaded enemy—a constant bearer of bad news.

If the number on your scale won’t budge then read on for an explanation:

Possibility #1: You’re Not Eating Enough Calories
This only happens in cases of severe calorie restriction, so don’t take it as a license to eat whatever you’d like. When you’re trying to drop a few pounds by eating next to nothing, it actually counteracts your efforts.

There’s a base number of calories that you should be eating in order to maintain your proper bodily functions, including fat loss, so check with a doctor or nutritionist to make sure that you’re eating enough.

Possibility #2: You’re Eating Too Many Processed Carbs
Processed carbs will promote fat storage quicker than you can say the alphabet backwards. Blood sugar and insulin levels always respond the same to processed carbs – whether those carbs are in the form of a FiberOne bar or a Twinkie.

You’re fooling yourself, but not your scale, if you think processed carbs should be included in your fat loss diet.

Possibility #3: You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep
You may not see the connection between your sleep patterns and the number on your scale, but it’s there. Sleep patterns have an impact on your hormone levels, and hormones are a huge factor when it comes to losing fat.

Be sure to get a full eight hours of sleep each night to boost your fitness results.

Possibility #4: You Eat Diet Foods
I get it, you have a fat loss goal so it’s tempting to fall into the trap of purchasing foods that claim to help dieters. The problem lies in the fact that these ‘diet’ products have been highly processed and contain potentially harmful chemicals and artificial sweeteners that will confuse your hormones and promote fat storage.

The best diet strategy, when working towards a fitness goal, is to stick with real, fresh, whole foods. Steer clear of anything fake or processed.

I’m here to help you reach your fitness and fat loss goal. Call or email today to get started on a fitness program that will quickly and permanently transform your body.

Don’t wait another week, another day, or even another hour to take action. I’m here now, and I’m ready and excited to see you through your goals.

Let’s do this!

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3 Responses

  1. John M.

    John M. September 9, 2013 at 5:22 pm | | Reply

    I recently bought a new pair of running shoes at Charm City Run, and Michael was there to help me pick the right shoes for me. He spent a lot of time educating me on the differences in the shoes and how they were made. He focused on my stride, the characteristics of my feet, and where I was with my running regimine, It was a great experience and I’m very satisfied with my shoes – Michael is a real professional.

  2. Julie K.

    Julie K. September 9, 2013 at 7:02 pm | | Reply

    I find that when I write down what I eat, I make better choices and the scale goes down. I make better choices when faced with the possibility of having to see it in print.

  3. Teresa Butler

    Teresa Butler September 22, 2013 at 12:12 am | | Reply

    The last 2 weeks I have been careful to only choose good food. Unfortunately, the scale has stayed the same. I talked to Stephanie and she said I was not eating enough. I read this blog today and read about the Possibility #1: You’re Not Eating Enough Calories. I need to have more healthy foods prepared ahead of time and ready to go. Today, I made Kale chips for the first time and they were very tasty.

    Teresa Butler

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