Why can't you lose weight despite the effort?

Quite often it happens that after hard workout and severe restrictions on nutrition there are no results - the weight stands still, even without moving from the original figure. Why isn't it possible to lose weight and achieve a dream figure? Below are the most common reasons for the lack of progress in slimming.

Zero activity on days without training

Uncontrolled diet

Many people after intensive and long exercises allow themselves to eat abundantly, guided by the principle "I burned a lot of calories, so I deserve some reward". After a difficult workout and a big loss of energy, you want to eat a lot of food, most often - harmful food. However, even a small amount of unhealthy food eaten in 10 minutes can ruin a few hours spent on the workout. This does not mean that you have to give up food at all, on the contrary, you need to eat something in the first hour after the workout (even if there is no sense of hunger) to provide the body with the necessary nutrients.

Uncontrolled diet

Monotonous diet

Many people eat dishes from the same products for convenience, which can lead to a serious shortage of elements necessary for the human body. A monotonous diet will not help to lose weight, on the contrary. Only a balanced and regular diet in small amounts will allow getting rid of excess pounds in a healthy way and for a long time. So there is no need to eat one chicken for nothing, although it is easy to digest and provides plenty of protein; it is best to alternate foods and eat also fish, fruits, vegetables, cereals.

Protein bars

It is not recommended to eat protein bars from the store after training, even if the package says "zero sugar". Some of them do not actually contain it, but another artificial sweetener is responsible for their sweet taste. Fitness bars can cause stomach upset and disrupt all the plans for weight loss, in addition, bars without sugar increase the craving for sweets. So, such temptations should be avoided - you can prepare a tasty snack at home, on your own.

Insufficient use of water

Loss of up to two percent of the fluid consumed can reduce the body's efficiency by a quarter, so you should make a habit of drinking water regularly, even if there is no thirst. And it is even better to avoid so-called "sports drinks" and "fitness cocktails" - they often contain a lot of sugar or sweeteners.

Insufficient use of water

Shower after practice

Some athletes and those who train at home to lose weight often neglect to take the right shower after the exercises. Immediately after training, it is better to wait until your heart rate drops below 90 beats per minute. The water should not be either too cold or too hot. It is important, because a cold shower, although useful for health, does not help your muscles to recover after the workout. Blood should go through the muscles, supplying them with nutrients, oxygen, helping to get rid of any metabolic waste. Unfortunately, cold water narrows the blood vessels in the body and slows down this process.

Uniform training

If a person does the same sets of exercises all the time or runs the same distance all the time, on the same route and at the usual pace, it will not help him to lose weight. Over time, the body gets used to efforts and as a result, it burns much less energy than in the beginning. Therefore, you should prepare several sets of exercises, work out a couple of running routes on different distances. Thanks to this, the body will have new "stimuli".

Poorly worked out set of exercises

Poorly worked out set of exercises

This is one of the most common mistakes. First, it is necessary to think about the purpose for which the complex of exercises is being worked out - to lose weight, to increase muscle mass, to increase the efficiency of one's own body. The improperly chosen complex can cross out all the ideas about the figure: using exercises for building muscle mass, you will not be able to lose unwanted kilograms.

Zero activity on days without training

The body needs 1-2 days of rest a week, but do not need during this period to lie on the sofa and watch TV, assuming that such a rest will not hurt. At this time, it is best to take a leisurely long walk, stretching, while avoiding actions that require sitting in one place. Thanks to such an easy workout, the muscles will move from an active state to a state of rest, but will not relax completely.

Taking pills

Painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs delay muscle regeneration up to 7 hours. Yes, a person will not feel pain, but it will prevent progress in exercise, which can lead to the risk of health problems (drugs can delay the diagnosis of injuries).
Frequent stress and bad sleep can also be added to this list - these two factors can permanently set back healthy weight loss and even contribute to weight gain.