"I'm working out but still not losing weight"

I hear this complaint frequently from my patients. Here are some reasons why this may be occurring:You are eating too much - weight loss is all about math - you must be burning more than you are consuming You are eating the the wrong foods - eat a well balanced whole food/whole grain/mostly plant based diet, try and avoid all processed food and simple carbohydratesYou are not working out hard enough - High Intensity Interval Training is the key - it keeps the metabolism revved up for hours afterwards. Remember, the harder you train the shorter your workout need to be. You are doing too much cardio - too much cardio will eat away at lean muscle and force the body into endurance-focused mode which leads the body to store fat as energyYou are not doing strength training - there's no better way to build lean muscle mass and charge the way your body looks in the mirrorYou are not taking time to recover - great time to do yoga, meditation or/and stretching
Source: Dr Portnay - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs