Why can’t I lose weight? Conquer this common question
By Dr. Anthony Balduzzi, Men’s Health Coach & Founder, The Fit Father Project
There are a few reasons why you could be feeling this disparaged.
Maybe you’ve been doing all the right things. Your diet and exercise is consistent and regimented. But you aren’t losing weight!
Or maybe you’ve been jumping around from one fad diet to another, trying to see what will work for you. But not seeing any results!
No matter what struggle you are having, there are 3 steps you can take to start seeing results.
Why Can’t I Lose Weight? Identify the Problem
First, it’s time to identify what is holding you back from weight loss.
Usually, people who jump from one diet to another or one exercise plan to another experience the highest level of frustration.
Extremely limiting diets– ones that require you to cut all carbs, for example– have the highest fail rates.
Similarly, extreme workout plans that require you to continually exhaust yourself have high fail rates as well.
If you have been trying to keep up with plans like these, it’s likely that you’ve fallen off the wagon.
And while that’s frustrating, it’s really not your fault.
One of the keys to losing weight is to find a plan that truly works for you.
Fad diets and workout plans like the ones listed above just set you up for exhaustion and failure.
Why Can’t I Lose Weight? Revise Your Diet
The diet that you really need is one that is personalized and changes as your body changes.
For starters, check out our free 1-day meal plan.
The free 1-day meal plan provides you exactly what you should eat morning, noon and night.
The diet is based on a concept called Perfect Plates.
Perfect Plates allows you to choose whatever protein, starch and vegetables that you want to eat.
Once you’ve chosen your favorites in each category, all you have to do is proportion your plate with 1/2 vegetables, 1/4 meat and 1/4 starch.
The size of each proportion will depend on the pounds you need to lose.
The choice in vegetables, starch and protein is up to you! This gives you full say into what you want to eat, ensuring you never tire of this diet.
Why Can’t I Lose Weight? Revisit Your Workout Regimen
Only after you solidify your diet should you worry about your exercise plan.
We believe that you can’t out-exercise a bad diet.
Think about it– how long do you think it takes to work off one donut?
Turns out, it could take HOURS for you to work off one single donut.
But once you do commit to a realistic and consistent diet, you are ready to fine-tune your workout plan.
Many fad workouts require you to completely exhaust your muscles with weights or even work out for hours on end.
But let’s be realistic: You don’t have hours and hours to spend in the gym!
That’s why we developed a short, effective workout that targets pesky fat.
Our 24-minute fat burning workout is quick, effective, and incredibly easy to fit into your daily life.
Tackle it Head On
Both plans allow you to personalize your experience.
No matter when you want to work out– morning, lunch, or after work– you can fit it in.
And with such a flexible meal plan, you will never run out of combinations that will please your taste buds.
For those of you who are interested in a fully fledged fitness program, you should check out FF30X.
FF30X is a comprehensive fitness program that provides your exercise, diet and online training.
With the expertise of our fitness gurus here, we’re able to create and adapt your fitness plan as you gain strength and lose weight.
Reach out to us if you have questions on what type of program would work best for your needs right now.
And remember, asking the question “why can’t I lose weight” doesn’t mean you’re failing. It means that you’re ready and willing to start succeeding.
Your friend in health,
Dr. Anthony Balduzzi
Founder, The Fit Father Project
Brotherhood Nickname: “Mr. Results”
Bragging Rights: Has helped over 10,000 fathers lose over 75,000lbs and rebuild lean muscle
P.S. If you haven’t seen my FREE 1-Day Meal Plan for Men over 40, I highly recommend you click here to get a free copy sent directly to your email. Remember: nutrition is a core foundation of weight loss for men over 40.
Small note about research cited in this article:
*Always remember: weight loss results & health changes/improvements vary from individual to individual. Just because these studies cite certain data does not mean you will experience these results. Always consult with your doctor before making decisions about your health. This is not medical advice – simply very well-researched info to answer.