You have hit a wall, you can lose any more weight and it feels like your starting to gain again. Here are 7 reason you may have come to a holt:
1. Your too stressed
Physical and Mental stress increase your cortisol levels which limit weight loss. High levels of cortisol will reduce muscle growth and lead to weight gain. Relax, take time out of your hectic life for as little as half hour a day to help reduce cortisol build up.
2. Not tracking what you eat
One of the most important part in any weight loss program is a food diary, it helps keep you aware of what you eat, when you eat and the effects it has your your goals. One bad day will quickly show on your results.
3. You are running for miles
Unless you goal is to run a marathon, it is rather pointless in going out running for miles. The better you get at running, the less calories you will burn. Replace your long distance runs with interval training, this creates a huge metabolic effect which stimulates more weight loss and burns calories for hours after your workout!
4. Not enough protein
Protein keeps you feeling fuller for longer and helps maintain muscle. Not eating Protein will slow your weight loss because your body burns more calories to digest it.
5. You need to get stronger
When planning for weight loss, you need to consider muscle loss. The more muscle you have the higher your metabolic rate, the higher your metabolic rate the more calories you burn throughout the day.
6. Not enough fat
First off avoid Trans fats and hydrogenated oils, these are man made. The real fats found in fish such as omega 3 can drastically aid weight loss when combined with exercise.
7. Not enough water
The smallest amount of dehydration can destroy your weight loss. Your body needs water to function optimally, the minute you become dehydrated your metabolism will slow down to conserve water. Stumping any weight loss.