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    3 Reasons You're Still Not Losing Weight by Lynette Marie

    3 Reasons You're Still Not Losing Weight by Lynette Marie

    You’re putting in the work of counting calories and watching what you eat...and you’re still not losing weight! Sound familiar? Fat loss and mindset coach Lynette Marie has three great reasons this might be happening.

     

    REASON 1: You’re not tracking accurately enough.

     

    Counting your calories? Keeping track of every gram of fat that goes into your mouth? You might be sabotaging your efforts by only counting 70% accurately. Every time you “just have a bite” without tracking it you’re taking in more than you might think — it’s simple math!

     

    A nibble of chocolate here, a few chips there, and we’re talking possibly 200–300 untracked calories a week. 

     

    Now, obsessively tracking every piece of food you eat can be a huge chore. If the idea of jotting down EVERYTHING you eat is too oppressive, a better strategy might be to aim for smaller portion sizes and healthier choices.

     

    REASON 2: Your calorie goal is set too high.

     

    The macro or calorie counter you found online is not a gold standard. There is no perfect, magic calorie number that is right for your body. Somebody saying “this is a calorie deficit for you” does not make it automatically true.

     

    So, if you’ve stuck to your guns regarding calories and you’re still not seeing progress, your calorie goals could simply be too high. Try dropping your goals by 50–75 calories a day and see what effect that has.

     

    REASON 3: Your calorie goal is set too low — and triggering overeating.

     

    Many people simply aren’t taking in enough calories to stave off serious hunger, which leads to emotional overeating or binging. If your calorie goals leave you craving food to the point where it seems unbearable, there’s a chance your goals are simply too low.

     

    Try upping your intake 50–75 calories a day to see if that helps keep those hunger pangs at bay. It may actually prevent you from taking in an extra 150 from a binge session!

     


     

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    Lose Weight Without Hating Your Body! By Lynette Marie

    Lose Weight Without Hating Your Body! By Lynette Marie

    There seems to be a great divide on social media when it comes to weight loss:⁣

    1. “Weight loss is TOXIC! Dieting is a sign that you hate yourself & you should stop that. Eat everything you want, only workout if you feel like it, and just love your body as is!”⁣

    2. “Nothing is better than FIT! Skipping a single workout means you’ve failed. Not hitting your macros on the nose means you’ve failed. Food is fuel, nothing more. No excuses. WORK. HARDER.”⁣

    We often struggle to find the middle ground between these two schools of thought.⁣

    And I get it: I used to diet HARD, feel restricted, get upset, and think “I shouldn’t have to do this. This is so unhealthy. I should just be FREE. Tracking food is SO disordered! Im done!”⁣

    Then I’d let myself go: stop tracking my nutrition, slow down on workouts, eat anything I wanted (& then some), claiming that any restraint of any kind was “restriction”… but then a few months later, I’d realized I’d gained 10 pounds, feel really unhealthy and lethargic, dislike my body, and get back on some sort of strict diet.⁣

    And for a while - hating my body DID fuel my diets. I had a terrible relationship with my body, and so I forced dieting upon it in order to lose weight.⁣

    But within the last few years, something has changed - I genuinely love my body. Bigger or smaller, I have so much love and respect for it.⁣

    Sometimes, I choose to lose a few pounds. I know this will be hard for some people to believe, but it truly is NOT out of hate for my body - just preference. Lynette at 155 pounds is awesome. Lynette at 148 pounds is also awesome. The latter just fits into my jeans a little better 😉 And I prefer that.⁣

    But by NO MEANS do I hate me a few pounds heavier.⁣

    Weight loss does not have to mean you hate your body any more than choosing NOT to lose weight must mean you love your body. Your love for your body is a separate journey - not defined by weight loss or the lack thereof.⁣

    You can love something and still want to change it or improve it.⁣

    Have you ever felt guilty for wanting to lose weight?

     


     

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