Millions of Americans are trying to lose weight every day. Recently, it has been noted that obesity is an epidemic in America. Being overweight can be the cause of many health problems for young and old alike. Some people are very successful when they decide to lose the weight. For others it can be quite a difficult task to lose even just a couple of pounds. Losing weight involves making a few changes to the normal routine for most people and that can be difficult. If you’re trying to lose weight and it just doesn’t seem to be happening, these may be some of the reasons.
Of course, the best way you’re going to know if you’re losing weight is to weigh yourself but weighing yourself too often may be hurting rather than helping your efforts. People’s weights fluctuate regularly so weighing yourself daily may show results that aren’t encouraging at first and may lead to quitting the weight losing effort prematurely. To get the best results, experts recommend weighing in once a week at the same of day.
Don’t pick at snacks all day. Some people think that a few bites here and there won’t hurt, but they do add up. If you feel like snacking, drink a glass of water instead.
Not getting enough sleep can cause you to gain weight. The American Thoracic Society found that women who got less than 5 hours of sleep a night were 32 percent more likely to experience weight major gain than those getting at least 7 hours a night.
Sorry, but splurging on the weekend really hurts you when you’re trying to lose some weight. The restaurant food, cocktails and snacking all add up. If you’re serious about losing the weight, you must stay on track even on the weekends.