Why can't I lose weight? Am I destined to stay fat? Is it even worth trying? Is all my effort worth nothing? These are all questions we ask ourselves on the difficult journey to health and fitness.

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There are a few reasons why you could be feeling disparaged.

Maybe you've been doing all the right things.

Your diet and exercise are 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 nothing is!

No matter what struggle you're having, the 4 steps below can help you to start seeing results.

Why Can't I Lose Weight? Are You Sleeping Enough?

When it comes to losing weight, the first thing you should be getting in order is your sleep schedule.

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If you're currently getting less than 7 hours of quality sleep each night, you're going to get mediocre results in the weight loss department.

Sleep controls your hormones, which in turn, controls your body!

Hormones tell your body what to do with the food you take in, they tell you whether you're hungry or full, and they adapt to stressors, one of which is lack of sleep.

Hormone imbalance is a nightmare for your body in numerous ways, so figuring out how you can fix your sleep schedule should be top priority.

The solution:

  1. Start by getting a minimum of 7 hours sleep each night.
  2. Use blue blockers to minimize exposure to blue light.
  3. Supplement with melatonin to increase levels in the evening.

Why Can't I Lose Weight? Is Your Diet In Good Shape?

The diet that you really need is one that is personalized and changes as your body changes.

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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 of 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? Rethink Your Cardio Training

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.

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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.

Why Can't I Lose Weight? Identify the Problem

Now you know what the potential problems are, let's take some time to identify what is holding back your weight loss progress and what you can change to get it back on track.

Usually, people who jump from one diet to another or one exercise plan to another experience the highest level of frustration.

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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 failure rates as well.

If you've 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.

Tackle it Head On

Combining the free 1-day meal plan and the 24-minute fat burning workout is a recipe for serious weight loss.

Both plans allow you to personalize your experience.

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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,

headshot-175-spaceDr. 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

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If you’re interested in a proven and completely laid out “done-for-you” weight loss meal plan & workout routine – designed for you as a busy man…

I’d recommend you read the program overview letter for our Fit Father 30-Day Program (FF30X). Inside FF30X, you'll receive:

  • The simple & delicious Fit Father Meal Plan
  • The metabolism boosting Fit Father 30X Workout (under 90 min/week)
  • VIP email coaching where I'll personally walk you through the program

Read the FF30X Program overview letter here to see how our plan can help you lose weight – without the complication & restriction of normal diets.


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/outcomes. Always consult with your doctor before making decisions about your health. This is not medical advice – simply well-researched information. Thanks for reading!