Why am I not losing weight? The answer might be simple
Are you trying your very hardest to lose weight but not getting the results?
It is not uncommon to experience weight loss plateaus whenever you are trying to lose more than 5kg, but the good news is that you often don’t need to work harder to get things moving again. Rather, it’s about trying a range of different approaches that act to boost your metabolism and help your body become more efficient at burning body fat, rather than cutting back and trying even harder. Here are the most common reasons that dieters experience weight loss plateaus and easy ways to get things moving in the right direction again.
Kilojoules are too low
While 5000-6000 kilojoules (1200-1300 calories) are often prescribed for weight loss, for anyone who is exercising regularly, or who has already lost 5-10kg, this may simply be too little energy. If your kilojoule intake is too low, your metabolic rate will reduce over time, meaning you burn even fewer kilojoules and fail to see changes on the scales. For this reason, while a small female can use 5000kJ (roughly 1200 calories) as a minimal base number of kilojoules to consume daily, you will need to add another 800-1200kJ for every hour of activity that you do each day. Or, if you have been consuming the same number of kilojoules for some time, try increasing your intake slightly by adding an extra