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3 Reasons Why You're Not Losing Weight

Why Weight Loss is Harder for Some People than for Others

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STSO888
8/19/2015 12:44:31 PM

Great article and to know that you started at 50 is very inspirational to me! Congratulations on your weight loss. It gives me hope that I can do it to at 51!
NANCYHAL
7/28/2015 5:36:45 PM

This article was very helpful to intellectually understand the lack of success I am having; but it sure doesn't make it any less frustrating to know that age,medicine, and metabolism are fighting me every step of the way. I think changing my mindset to returning to a healthy daily diet needs to be my goal and hope, with time, weight loss will follow.
MAMAKITTEH1
7/2/2015 1:39:07 PM

Thanks so much for the great blog. I find so much interesting and helpful info here. I just wanted to mention again that hormones are definitely a huge factor in losing weight. Metabolism slows as we age and women are already at a disadvantage because their bodies are naturally hardwired to process hormones that control weight differently than men. It's not an even playing field, unfortunately. You can't change Mother Nature but it's manageable. There's an amazing women's weight loss program called The Venus Factor that's filled with tons of valuable info and advice on female metabolism and the effects of hormones on weight. It's definitely worth a look for any woman who's struggled with their weight and is looking for a real solution that works! I highly recommend checking it out. You can see the page here:
http://www.gettinghealthywithmary.com/Ve
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Or get more info here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgmykC3y
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LEXITV
6/11/2015 10:25:28 AM

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ATTANT
3/5/2015 6:26:26 AM

This is amazing, but I really wish they went into more detail on what she did for her exercise. Dieting is very important, but to really be healthy you need to find that good balance between the two.

This reminds me a lot of the diet I've been using and the same process of making slow changes instead of dramatic over night changes. You can find a thorough review of the diet that I used here http://wp.me/p5NIsT-k

Weight loss isn't an over night thing, it's a lifestyle change that takes time, but is well worth it! I lost over 40 pounds doing this and both me and my husband love the new me!
2/11/2015 4:04:27 PM

JUDY1260's SparkPage
Another reason could be quite simply that you don't *need* to lose any more weight. If you have to struggle to lose that last 5 pounds just to reach a magical number on the scale, how easy will it be to maintain it? Our bodies know where they need to be.
1/3/2015 2:55:55 AM

HOBBESIS49's SparkPage
This article REALLY finally made certain aspects of weight loss make sense to me. I had noticed that with some people I work with that are attempting to lose weight and are quite heavy that they were able to lose a lot of weight in quite a short period of time while I struggle to get the scale to move even a pound.
1/3/2015 2:54:50 AM

HOBBESIS49's SparkPage
This article REALLY finally made certain aspects of weight loss make sense to me. I had noticed that with some people I work with that are attempting to lose weight and are quite heavy that they were able to lose a lot of weight in quite a short period of time while I struggle to get the scale to move even a pound.
12/14/2014 3:12:44 PM

FITLILA's SparkPage
Terrific information in this article!! Thank you!
KSWILLIAMS3
10/13/2014 5:07:38 PM

I'm puzzled. After loosing 20 lbs & being just 5 lbs from my goal I had lab work done & I've learned my total cholesterol has gone up (205 from 176) & my blood pressure is borderline too high. I am consistant with at least 30 minutes, sometimes more, of activity most days. Any thoughts? Could it be what I'm eating? I eat very little bread, when i do it's always whole grain/sprouted. No red meat ever, poultry 1-2 a week, loads of cooked & raw fruit & veggies. Splenda or stevia when I want to sweeten something, just can't figure it out.
LOUISDE
9/21/2014 9:47:29 AM

This is a great article, and many of the member comments are most informative and helpful. I'm glad I joined SparkPeople!
9/21/2014 7:19:29 AM

BROOKLYN_BORN's SparkPage
I thought this article would be simplistic, but it was actually quite thorough. Cramperella's comment about the effect of yo-yo dieting on metabolism is well worth considering too.
9/20/2014 6:49:09 PM

FERALAUNTIE's SparkPage
Very informative. I've been sitting at the same weight from the start although I have made changes to diet and activity. I just changed thyroid med to synthroid maybe that will help..
9/3/2014 1:00:56 PM

SASANDRA's SparkPage
The culprits are sugar and carbs. Believe me...reduce unnecessary sugar at first then learn to do without it. Reduce carbs (white flour, bread, crackers, etc). Whatever you do...do not eat LOW-FAT anything. You will gain weight because low fat foods are high in sugar. Processed foods contain sugar too! Learn more about a low carb lifestyle.
1254KATE
8/22/2014 10:09:34 PM

I just want to get off to a good start

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