Can’t Lose Weight? Are You Ready to Lose Weight?

Can’t lose weight? You’re not alone.

Are you finding you just can’t lose weight no matter what you do? Discouraged because everyone around you is dropping pounds, but you aren’t? Don’t be overly frustrated. All you may need is a little tweaking to your lifestyle and diet plan in order to see more results. Millions of people all across the country are having the same weight loss issues you are. It is important to remember that there are other factors that contribute to weight loss and weight gain besides eating too much and exercising too little. Every person’s situation is unique and it may be time to evaluate these factors that could be affecting your weight loss goals.

Did you know that being ready to lose weight is an important factor in losing weight successfully? Maybe this helps explain why you can’t lose weight when you try. Run this to help you see if your life circumstances are likely to help or hurt your efforts. When you are prepared in all areas of your life (emotional, mental, physical) losing weight is easier and you will be more successful.

If the quiz indicates you are not ready or not 100% ready it’s OK to get going while you continue to work and get ready in all the different areas.

Getting ready doesn’t just happen either. Waiting until everything is perfect in your life is not likely to happen. You have to want to be ready and be taking active steps to getting yourself ready. Take control of the things you can to prepare yourself for weight loss success and never again say, “I can’t lose weight no matter what I do!”.

Stress may be a major reason you can’t lose weight.

Stress levels are the most important external factor to consider when trying to lose weight. Stress can cause the body to overproduce cortisol. While this hormone is essential to normal body function, it can be disastrous in excessive amounts. It stagnates thyroid function which regulates metabolism, attributes to abdominal fat by increasing levels of bad cholesterol, and compromises the immune system.

Not only does stress affect your body chemically, but emotionally as well. Many people who find themselves in stressful situations tend to fall victim to emotional eating. Everyone experiences stress from time to time. It is how we deal with these stress levels that is important. Some people play sports or create art, but many people find themselves in the kitchen eating ice cream and candy bars. This is called emotional eating, and it is detrimental to any weight loss goals that you may have.

Emotional eating is a “can’t lose weight” habit you’ll have to break.

The first step is to recognize when emotional eating occurs, and the next step is to change it. You must have willpower for any diet to succeed, but if you are accustomed to emotional eating you must exercise this skill consistently. Try to channel your stress out a different avenue, or if this is not an option eat different foods. Finding yourself at the breaking point? Instead of eating chocolate, eat some fruit or write yourself a letter containing your weight loss goals. Whatever you do, just make sure to try to break the habit of emotional eating due to stress. It takes practice to break a habit, so don’t give up, and make sure to start with baby steps.

It is also a good idea to disregard dieting if you know you have a stressful situation coming up. You may want to wait until after that court date, school final, or job interview to start your diet. Being ready to lose weight increases your chances of being successful in your weight loss goals.

If you are experiencing trouble achieving your ideal weight, it may be time to look at the level of stress in your life. A little stress is normal for everyone, it is how you deal with that stress which really matters. Take steps to alleviate stress in constructive ways to avoid emotional eating. If your life is high stress, consider taking measures to identify the root of the problem so it can be eliminated. Not only will it balance out your body’s chemicals, but it will also make it easier to attain your goals.

Your chance to reach your weight loss goal improves when you’re ready.

Look at the questions in the quiz to learn some of the reasons people feel they can’t lose weight. If the quiz shows you’re not ready now, don’t worry, you’re well on your way to knowing when you will be ready. Run the quiz again when your stress has improved.

Can't Lose Weight? - Ready to Lose Weight Quiz