Sometimes it can feel like you’re doing everything right but those numbers on the scale just aren’t budging!
It can be absolutely maddening. Whether you’re struggling to get those first few pounds off or you’ve simply hit a plateau, there are a few reasons why you might have run into a wall when it comes to your weight loss. So today, we’re going to talk all about the three most likely culprits behind why your scale is being stubborn.
1. You aren’t eating enough.
I know, that sounds crazy, right? But hear us out. Your BITES are meant to be eaten, even your weeklies. Our plans are created to give you what your body needs. If you restrict too much, your body will hold on even more stubbornly to every calorie you give it! In fact, when your calorie intake dips too low you won’t have enough energy and your body’s metabolism actually slows down to conserve energy. This can even cause you to gain weight. So don’t try to hold back on your BITES, thinking it will get you to your goal weight sooner. When we asked our iTrackBites ambassadors to give us their top weight loss tips, this the number one tip that every one of them had in common: Eat your BITES!
2. You are eating more than you think.
On the flip side, you may be eating too many BITES! It’s all too easy to skip over tracking smaller items. The forkful of pasta off a friend’s plate, the few m&m’s from the candy dish, the 3 packets of ketchup you had with your lunch….all of that starts adding up, quickly. Try to track each and every bite so that you have a truly accurate picture of what you’re eating. If you don’t track it, you’re only lying to yourself.
3. You aren’t drinking enough water.
Did you know that water is both an appetite suppressant and a metabolism booster? You already know that drinking your calories or BITES is never worth it, but water actually comes with some additional benefits over being calorie free. Drinking a glass of water 30 minutes before a meal can help you eat less. And water is absolutely vital to burning fat and can increase calorie burn. It’s practically a miracle drink! So make sure you’re getting at least 6 glasses of water a day, and keep track by checking them off in the iTrackBites app.
If you’ve been struggling to lose weight, which of these three things do you think is standing in your way? And what do you plan to do about it? Let us know in the comments!