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Why am I not losing weight

Why am I not losing weight

Losing weight id often a hard crusade. If you are disappointed with what the scale is telling you despite all the effort you are putting into diet and exercise, there may be a simple justification for it. As per Loyola University scientists, when individuals neglect to get thinner, the same four components are frequently to be faulted.

To answer the question ” Why am I not losing weight ? ” you should know that often, the same four reasons are to blame.

Before beginning any weight reduction arrangement, it is vital to recall that one pound of fat equals 3500 calories, so to lose one pound, you need to slash 500 calories daily through eating habits and exercise.

It sounds plain enough, but these simple oversights may be thwarting your efforts. These are the four most common things you are doing that sometimes make weight loss very difficult:

1- You don’t calculate your calorie intake.

The biggest barrier in your path to weight loss is probably eating too much without counting the calories. According to a recent survey, only 9 percent of Americans calculate how many calories they take in every day. If you calculate the amount of calories you are ingesting at each meal, you will be able to notice if you are eating too much, too little, or just enough.

2- You don’t know how much you’re burning.

Just as with calorie intake, you also need to estimate how many calories you are burning with exercise. The fact is that you may be overestimating the amount of calories you shed off at the gym. It’s also a common practice to reward yourself after a workout; and that reward is often food.

3- You don’t eat as often as you should.

Waiting for too long between meals could slow your metabolism. That’s why experts recommend eating small meals or snacks every three or four hours to keep your metabolism working.

4- You don’t sleep well.

Ghrelin, which is the hormone that induces appetite, is found at higher levels in people who don’t get enough sleep.

Author Info

Dr Nagi Safa

Dr Nagi Safa is a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeon (Weight-Loss Surgeon) at the Advanced BMI in Lebanon and at the Sacred Heart Hospital of Montreal, and holds an academic appointment at the University of Montreal. Furthermore, he is involved in the training of residents and surgical fellows on how to perform advanced laparoscopic obesity surgery. In 2010, he launched the Advanced Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (Advanced BMI) in Lebanon, and has been helping hundreds of patients from all over the Middle-East through his expertise in obesity surgery. Education: Dr Safa completed his residency training at the University of Montreal General Surgery Program. He then performed a fellowship in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and Minimal Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery), at the Sacred Heart Hospital of Montreal, which is the largest Weight Loss Surgery center in the Montreal area, and one of the busiest in Canada. Experience: During his training, and throughout his practice, Dr Safa performed more than one thousand laparoscopic procedures, including Roux en Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric banding, gastric plication and many other abdominal surgery procedures. He has a particular interest in LaparoscopicRevisional Surgery including banding, bypass and sleeve. With a keen interest in the advancement of obesity surgery and newer minimally invasive surgical techniques, Dr Safa gained experience in the single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), and offers Single Incision gastric banding and Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery. Research: His current research interests include clinical outcomes from various bariatric surgery procedures and investigations on the impact of bariatric surgery on Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome X. Memberships: Dr Safa holds professional memberships with the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons, Canadian Association of General Surgeons, Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Association for Surgical Oncology, Quebec Medical Association, Trauma Association of Canada, Association Quebecoise de Chirurgie, International College of Surgeon, and the College des Medecins du Quebec.