For those who have been feeling that their weight loss efforts have plateaued and it seems that weight loss has stalled or stopped altogether, you may be frustrated and feeling a bit hopeless. It can feel that no matter how often you remind yourself this will take time, you might be still losing hope. But do not stop trying and check these common downfalls to determine if these are affecting your progress.
1. Not eating enough protein.
We need protein to rev up our metabolism, it is particularly good to eat protein after exercise if that is part of your weight loss regime- as it should be.It works by revving up the metabolism for a few hours after its been eaten. You might think that it will increase the calories,but unless you eat enough food including protein you will slow your metabolism down and, subsequently, you weight-loss will suffer.Starvation diets seem to work in the short term but as a long term recipe for weight loss they can be a disaster.
2. Not eating enough fat to help keep cravings away.
Whilst fat has become a bit of a bogey man, it is in fact essential to have some in your diet. We are not talking junk food fats, but the “good” fats, those that enable you to produce
that a hormone which is called CCK that lets your body know that it must be full. It tells you that you do not require constant food which is often the case with some diets which cut out fat. So make sure to add some fat to every single snack with each meal and you will be able to help keep your cravings at bay.