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?

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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

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