Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

Why Can't I Lose Weight

Have you been dieting and exercising, but the scale just won’t budge? Follow Jessica’s simple weight loss tips for breaking weight loss plateaus.

Over the past decade, my struggle with weight loss has not been a permanent, stable relationship.  Only for the past couple years can I say I’m living my healthiest, sustainable lifestyle without some of the bumps in the road I experienced early on in my weight loss journey and training career (as a Spokane fitness professional).  Thankfully, I never had to start over, but I did have highs and lows.  Most of this was due to trying most fad diets and the broad array of nutrition guidance available to Americans (none of which I would recommend now.  We recommend our balanced, healthy lifestyle programming).  I experienced the ultra-lean state (during my run for an IFBB professional figure card) and not so lean.  So in short, I fully understand my clients dilemmas of “Why Can’t I Lose Weight?”  Whether one naturally has a sluggish metabolism, or a body type that stores fat more readily than others, there are a number of checkmarks to cross first before circling to those conclusions.

Even then, you’re not a lost cause.  Those are both circumstances I’ve had to outwork my whole life and I’m living proof of it.  In addition, so are a majority of my clients.  When it comes to the weight loss dilemma, more often than not, clients are overestimating how much diet and exercise really goes into their given week. I can totally agree with Lisa Young, Ph.D., R.D., and author of The Portion Teller Plan who stated, “Generally speaking, when people are dieting and exercising but not seeing results, it’s because they think they’re being more virtuous than they really are—and over-rewarding themselves as a result,” says Young.

What does your diet really consist of?

Since nutrition and diet are the biggest obstacle, let’s start there.  Our first nutrition level from RundleFit’s Ultimate Nutrition Level Guide addresses most newcomer diet dilemmas.  Those being, larger portion sizes then necessary, grazing and erratic meal frequency.  “Many people eat bigger portion sizes than they think, and they also forget to take mindless grazing into account—both of which put them over their estimated calorie limit,” says Young.

Step two and three of our RundleFit’s Ultimate Nutrition Levels Guide and general nutrition programming explain how to avoid these traps all together and even provide some incredible food preparation / planning tips and craving busting recipes / solutions.

Her suggestions are perfect and a principle I have preached for years.  In fact, this helped me immensely.  That is, keep a food diary, either on paper or with an app.  It sounds tedious, but documenting helps dieters rationalize all the excessive calories that go unnoticed in the typical American’s day.  Even the little cookie, quick handful of chocolate chips or bite (taste) of someones meal should be documented.  This is an accountability exercise to develop a further understanding of “Why Can’t I Lose Weight?”

Are you getting the most out of your workout routine?

Don’t get me wrong, the gym provides a wonderful social opportunity and outlet for exercise.  However, how effective is your workout routine?  I’ve spent most of my life in the confines of a gym, and to be honest it’s not a necessary investment if you’re looking for real results.  Whether you’re lacking a sense of direction, chatting with friends, or just passing time, the gym can satisfy all of these points, but will not provide true weight loss unless you use it.  Consider a far more superior training program with real results and only takes up a fraction of the time it takes one to drive to the gym, figure out what to do, chat and drive back home.  Workout Anywhere does just that in an all-level, fat burning home workout / travel workout and anywhere workout method.

It’s okay to focus on your workout.  Remember, this was your initial priority when buying your membership.  Frankly put, social hour is better outside of the gym was and time spent with family and friends is better than an extended commute.  Working with the Workout Anywhere training system will provide one with 15 minutes workouts that are proven effective for fat loss, muscle tone and overall total body training.  Learn what to do, when to do it and access our system through mobile devices, tablets, computers and televisions.  All this for a free 30 day trial and $9.95/month after the fact.  Did I mention we include meal plans, recipes, coaching and an interactive community?

One additional reason why your weight-loss is at a standstill could be due to exercise monotony.  There’s a classic personal training and exercise science principle known as S.A.I.D.  Those who know it tend to create programs mindful of the (Specific Adaptation to Increased Demand) meaning your body adapts very quickly to your training regimen.  The coined term “Muscle Confusion” from Tony Horton is a perfect depiction of the S.A.I.D principle.  To take advantage of this, regular workout variety is a must for weight loss.  I’ve even had clients that had been using the same programming for years before they started my training system.  The effectiveness of our system and constant variety was like a lighting rod for weight loss.


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Whether you’re traveling, outdoors, on a lunch break or at home, weight loss has never been more efficient until now!  Workout Anywhere’s fat burning home/anywhere workouts are efficient, effective, transportable and affordable.  Try us out for 30 days to experience the RundleFit difference.

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About The Author

Coach Jessica

Jessica & Justin Rundle are Spokane natives and the founders of Workout Anywhere (a Northwest fitness training app for busy parents, by busy parents). In addition, the two are the official strength & conditioning coaches for Mt. Spokane High School. To Learn more about Jessica and Justin Rundle, click here: Meet Team RundleFit.

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