What are the five reasons for a weight loss stall? Before we get into that, a lot of people wonder why they are not losing more weight and immediately try to solve it by drastic means. They remember back in the first week or so and there was a big whoosh. But maybe after that whoosh it was a stand still. So due to this desperate feeling to lose weight they try to cut corners by cutting calories drastically or they try just a liquid fast. While there isn’t anything wrong with fasting, it may not be time just yet to think in that direction when it can be solved much easier.
Before we get into it, there is a difference between losing slowly and being at a complete stand still for a length of time. In this article, we’re focusing on a true plateau.
The 5 Reasons for a Weight Loss Stall Are:
- Hidden Carbohydrates
- Consuming Too Many Calories
- Food Sensitivities or Allergies
- Staying Consistent
- Protein Intake
If you’re not calculating how many carbs you’re eating in a day, you may be surprised by how many you’re actually consuming. Carbs are in everything from meat, nuts, and vegetables. If you’ve not read my article on the 60 Names for Sugar, check that out. Look at the labels and see what’s in your food.
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Other hidden places we have to uncover are canned meat, medicines, and processed meats. We have to make an effort to make sure even our meats don’t have added sugars to them.
As Keto as cheese is it’s is often a food many people can’t eat. They have a sensitivity to dairy, and that can include cheese, cream, butter, and yogurt. Cutting these foods out of the diet can help determine if this is the culprit.
Another sensitivity is gluten. Try going gluten free and see if your weight loss resumes. If this sounds like you, cutting out gluten intake from processed foods might help out. It might also have a huge impact on your health over time.
While the jury is still out as to how much exactly is too much, we can use the calculator to see if we’re above our correct range. Protein can be broken down into glucose to fuel the brain and body, but after ketosis that’s not the biggest source of energy – unless too much protein is consumed.
The body and brain need small amounts of glucose to survive. The liver will always make sure you get this glucose, and it will strip it from your muscle tissues if necessary. Eating protein allows your body to get enough glucose needed to perform as needed, but it will also allow your muscle retention to stay healthy.
It’s important to figure out the reason for a true weight loss stall so that we can correct any issue in our intake. Through all of this, try to be patient and not fall into self sabotage because the process isn’t moving as fast as we’d like. That’s surely not going to help. You were losing weight before, you’ll keep going.<div class='sharedaddy sd-block sd-like jetpack-likes-widget-wrapper jetpack-likes-widget-unloaded' id='like-post-wrapper-140330805-432-5a8e9c018a8a8' data-src='https://widgets.wp.com/likes/#blog_id=140330805&post_id=432&origin=behnos.com&obj_id=140330805-432-5a8e9c018a8a8' data-name='like-post-frame-140330805-432-5a8e9c018a8a8'><h3 class="sd-title">Like this:</h3><div class='likes-widget-placeholder post-likes-widget-placeholder' style='height: 55px;'><span class='button'><span>Like</span></span> <span class="loading">Loading...</span></div><span class='sd-text-color'></span><a class='sd-link-color'></a></div>