20 Reasons Why You Just Can’t Lose Weight Yet
Reason #1: You may have already lost some weight
Seems impossible, right?
Here’s the deal: once you’ve been on a weight loss plan for a while, your body may start stagnating in terms of weight. This means that you’re not gaining but you’re not losing any pounds either.
However, this doesn’t mean you’re not losing extra body fat!
The distribution of your body weight is continuously changing. For example, many women can lose fat and retain more water – so even though the scale shows no difference, you have less extra fat than before!
The same works if your weight loss plan includes physical exercise. Maybe you are losing fat, but its weight is replaced by muscle and fiber, which is great.
What you can do: Aside from the scale, check your waist circumference and body fat percentage monthly, as they’ll show you how you’re really losing weight.