So, you’ve been trying to shape up for a while and it doesn’t seem to be working. There could be a number of reasons you’re not seeing the results you want to see. Some of them might really surprise you! Here are a few reasons you might not be seeing results while shaping up:
You’re Ruining it on the Weekend
So many people are fantastic Monday-Friday, but as soon as they wake up on Saturday morning it’s as if they want to sabotage all of their efforts. They gorge themselves silly thinking that it won’t make a difference because they’ve done well all week. They might not even have a takeaway – it might be too much to drink! Ideally, you’ll only be having 1 or 2 controlled ‘cheats’ a week. They shouldn’t be full on treat days!
You’re Going Through the Motions
Maybe you’re not challenging yourself in your workouts anymore, and you’re eating the same things every single day. Going through the motions like this can make your body hit a plateau. Try cooking yourself a healthy meal with different ingredients to those you usually use. Try doing a workout you’ve never done before. It might give your body and metabolism the kick it needs!
You’re Trying to Out-train a Bad Diet
You can’t out train a bad diet. You can eat Mcdonalds, go on the treadmill and burn off the calories. You won’t change the shape of your body though! Eating well and exercise go hand in hand if you want real results. If you eat well and exercise together, you’ll shape up, improve skin condition, hair condition, and so much more. There are lots of benefits! If your bad diet has already had an effect on your skin, there might not be much you can do to help. Ultherapy could be an option for those who’d like to tighten the skin.
You’re Kidding Yourself
Be honest with yourself; how hard are you actually trying? If you go to the gym and spend more time gossiping than working out, you’re not going to get great results. Maybe you’re telling yourself you’re eating well but you’re letting yourself have treats here and there without tracking them. It can all make a difference!
You’re Training Too Much/Eating Too Little
In some cases, you might not be getting results because you’re training too much or eating too little. Eating too little can make your body hold on to fat, as it doesn’t know when it’s next good meal will come from. Training too much can make your body eat away at it’s own muscle. You might lose weight on the scales, but your body won’t have any shape to it! You need to get the balance right in order to look amazing.
You Need a Cheat Meal
Perhaps you’ve been training 5 times a week, challenging yourself as you should. Maybe you’ve been eating fairly clean, tracking your foods and monitoring treats. Maybe you’ve been doing everything exactly as you should. Yet you’re still not getting anywhere. You might need a cheat meal! Sometimes, a spike in calories/sugar/carbs/fat can give your metabolism the kickstart it needs to burn some more fat.