The Reason Why You Are Not Losing Weight

by : Steve Davidson

There is no such thing as a perfect and easy weight loss system; do not dismiss professional advice because it is surprising just how much help your doctor can be with information on systems that do work. Being overweight is the cause of many medical conditions which require long term attention but obesity also affects the way we see ourselves as well.

Although there are many easy weight loss systems available, especially over the Internet, the degree to which anyone sees results is down to how well they apply themselves to the problem. First of all you have to ask yourself about the reasons why you want to lose weight; is it for yourself so you are healthier and have better looks or are you doing it for someone else?

No matter what weight loss program you choose, you need to take into consideration the following factors; what, how and when you eat, your behavior and the activity level you are planning to have. Weight loss should not be achieved at a rapid rate so do not expect to lose thirty pounds each and every month because you will not achieve this and may create physical problems that often occur when weight is lost quickly.

To keep things simple it is easier to consider that one pound lost per week is realistically the equivalent to around 3,500 calories which breaks down to losing 500 calories a day, every day whether through dieting, exercise or both. Although most people eat far too much junk food, there is nothing wrong with a little now and then, and no-one should have to give up every type of food they enjoy although some thought should be given to how much is consumed.

Emotions have a great deal to do with weight gain as many people (more likely women but not exclusively) eat more when they feel depressed, unwanted or unloved. Problems occur when medical conditions arise from overeating, like diabetes which is on the increase but we must not forget other diseases like cancer, heart conditions and raised blood pressure. If the psychological aspect of using easy weight loss methods and weight gain is not considered as part of the overall cure, but if we just rely on dieting then we will not be addressing the real issues of obesity.

All that said it has been shown that it is actually beneficial for the person using a weight loss program to be light-hearted about it as the mental attitude makes losing weight more likely. It helps to provide an environment of positive mental attitude which is necessary for us if we wish to be successful in any endeavor. Most people that loss those extra pounds claim they have more energy and are able to do things that their weight had stopped them from enjoying previously.

Once the effects of an easy weight loss program are felt by the dieter, they feel more positive about the future and realize the result they want to achieve is possible.