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5 possible reasons you're not losing weight.
Hey OFFSET Babe! Is your weight stagnating despite sticking to the plan or is everything going well? No stress, we are here for you! Here are 5 + 1 reasons why your weight can stagnate and why this is perfectly normal.
Reason No. 1: Too high a calorie deficit
"Sometimes skipping a meal or a low-carb diet will increase my success!?" In fact not. In fact, quite the opposite! Too high a calorie deficit prevents you from losing weight and can very quickly lead to the yo-yo effect according to the plan.
Reason No. 2: strength training
A little exercise never hurts? Not quite! Diet without exercise can be effective, but unfortunately exercise without good nutrition is not. Watch out, trap! After a sweaty sports session, we are often really hungry. In addition, there is the feeling that we can now treat ourselves to chocolate again. One job at a time: losing weight, losing fat and building muscle at the same time is simply too much at once and ends in cravings, feelings of fullness and frustration.
Reason No. 3: Too many snacks
A bit of cucumber or carrot in between won't hurt! But be careful what you snack on. Many small snacks contain many small calories that can slow down your success very quickly.
Reason #4: Water retention
Weight fluctuations are completely normal. Don't be so hard on yourself. Water retention can be caused by many different things, such as your period, being hot, or eating too much salt. In order not to unsettle yourself, you can weigh yourself or take your measurements every 3-4 days.
Reason No. 5: Not enough water
Your metabolism will be boosted quite a bit during the OFFSET plan. In order for your body to burn fat cells, it also needs a lot of water. Drinking plenty of water is always important and will help your body with digestion and is even good for your skin!
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Please also remember that every body is different. Even if you do everything right, it can happen that you suddenly stop losing weight. Sometimes your body may just take the time to adjust to its new weight before moving on. Don't be too hard on yourself and don't let that discourage you. If you keep at it, that too will pass and suddenly it "slips" again :P. A little tip: Don't weigh yourself every day and it's best to also take your body measurements to double check.
We are always for there and try to help you if your weight loss doesn't go as planned. Just write us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us via the contact form: https://offset-nutrition.com/pages/contact Sometimes it's just little things that make the difference!