Trouble with Weight Loss
Experiencing trouble with the weight loss process is unfortunately just part of the weight loss process. Just about everyone reaches a barrier in their progress at one point or another. For some, the barrier happens weeks or months into the program. This often means that it is time to reevaluate your program and to see if changes need to be made to help you reach your next goal. Talking with your weight loss surgeon can help you determine the best course of action to take.
For others, however, the problem begins much earlier. You may find it easy to lose 2-3 lbs before reaching this barrier, making it impossible to even reach your first goal. This can be an incredibly frustrating experience, and may even put doubts in your mind as to whether or not your weight loss program is worth sticking with. The answer is that yes: it is. The problem with reaching your first goal may come down to a few small mistakes that you are making with everyday habits, and identifying those blockers may be all that it takes to finally kick your weight loss progress off to a great start.
Here are a few common mishaps that you could be making, resulting in major trouble for your weight loss program:
- Are you drinking enough water? You may be surprised how much water you should be drinking every day. The answer depends on several factors, including your body weight, your activity level, and your weight loss goal. Consult with your weight loss surgeon to find out what is right for you, and then work on drinking more water throughout the day.
- Are you eating hidden calories? Eyeballing portions and downing 10 cups of coffee with creamer every day can add up, and may be preventing you from being more successful with your weight loss goals.
- Are your meals nutritionally balanced? Too much sodium, not enough protein, and other small mistakes in your diet could lead to major trouble with keeping up with your weight loss goals, even if you are overall eating a healthy diet. Consult with your weight loss surgeon for more input regarding whether or not you are following as healthy of a dietary plan as you think you are.
If you are frustrated with a weight loss stall, take some time to think about what you can change and then challenge yourself to make it different. Try out the habit change for just one week to see if it makes a difference. You may be surprised just how much little changes can have a lasting impact.