5 Reasons You Are Not Losing Fat
There are some rare genetic reasons for failure to lose body fat, but in most cases it is simple human error. Poor, or ill-informed, choices are often the cause. Choices about what, how, and when to eat are often the root cause of diet failures. We’ll take a look at five of these choices and what you should be doing.
Reason 1: Eat More Often
Many dieters make the mistake of skipping meals, thinking they are reducing their calories and speeding up the fat loss process. In fact, this may be doing just the opposite. Instead, you should be eating five to six small meals spread throughout the day, which for many people is an increase in the total number of meals.
Increasing the number of meals may sound crazy, but it works on a few fronts. First, skipping a meal may reduce the calories that would have been consumed in that meal, but inevitably you end up consuming more in your remaining meals. You will be hungrier in the remaining meals and you will justify the extra helping by convincing yourself that it is still less than you would have consumed in the skipped meal.
To illustrate this, let’s look at the traditional three-meal eating plan…