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3 Reasons Why You're Not Losing Weight

Why Weight Loss is Harder for Some People than for Others


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  • There is another possible of not getting your heart rate up. Medications. Some, like a beta blockers don't allow much of a variance in the heart rate. Good article! Thanks!
  • Lot's of good information contained in this article. Thanks.
  • Ordered book by Recitas. Interesting article.
  • Not all calories are created equal - it all depends on your body chemistry.
    I recommend "The Plan" by Lyn-Genet Recitas, it is a 20 day "test" to see which foods work for you and which don't. The recipes are delicious.
  • I like that he gives ideas on what to look at and try for each individual. There are no 'one size fits all' answers. I was vegetarian for 27 years and grazed the entire time. I could be full but not satiated. I was told I needed more protein and tried all the fake meats & tofu to no avail. Now that I am back on meat I can eat a 100 gram pork steak and I am good for hours. No snacking, no craving. Not sure if it is the type of protein, or the fat content, but it works for me. And I am losing weight for the first time in over 20 years!
  • I highly recommend reading the book "The Obesity Code" by Jason Fung, MD.
  • Reading this article, it has opened my eyes to a few things I need to change.
  • Or: you eat too much.
    Ever watch the show about the 600-pounders, where they swear up and down that they're following the prescribed diet? So they stick them in a controlled situation and actually restrict their calories...and the weight falls off.
    You're probably underestimating how many calories you take in. Also, everyone is different. Where one person can lose on 1500 cals a day, I can't budge unless I knock it down to 1,000-1,100. Figure out what works for you, and NO EXCUSES.
    "I'm on medication, I have fibromyalgia, it's the GMOs, it's food additives, it's the evil corporations and their high fructose corn syrup, it's gluten, it's stress, it's depression, blah blah blah..." Nonsense.
    You eat too much.
    Most of the time I agree with this type of articles. In reality, it's not tough to loose weight but its tough to maintained the weight we have loosen.
    Its more about the food you are eating. I have had to eliminate all man made ingredients, especially emulsifiers / thickeners and Vegetable oils. I was eating 1200 to 1400 calories, exercising and getting enough sleep and not losing weight. I would gain weight when I got emulsifiers / thickeners and plateau when I got even a little Vegetable oil / margarine (trans fats). Calories in / Calories out does not necessarily equal weight loss. I read Eat Fat Lose Fat by Mary Enig/Sally Fallon and have added good fat for my diet increasing my calorie intake to 1600 to 2000 a day and eliminated everything that is not a whole food and I am losing weight and not hungry. Its ALL ABOUT THE FOOD. Nourish your body and it will love you.
  • Great article. Very informative too! Thanks SP.
  • WYOMECH2003
    Weight...weight...WEIGHT...Shouldn't the focus be not on this single biometric, but on overall health, I.e., better nutrition, gaining lean muscle, and being more fit?

    Total weight is only ONE part of the process.
  • We eat too much of the wrong stuff. When we do, our gut gets 'damaged'. then the cycle gets worse and worse until....bang one day your huge and sick.
    I figure if it takes 6 weeks to heal a broken bone and a month for major illness's like cuts, gashes and the like to heal, then how long does it take to get the gut back into a stable state? Personal experience.... 3 weeks of eating whole foods, with no BS food. Then the body can start the process of healing itself from the inside out.
    Moral to the story? Be patient, your body is sick, if you are overweight, it takes time to stabalize the gut, then heal from the inside out. Stay the course, because the old way got you to where you are.
    I have tested this theory on me 3 times. Ate crap, got heavy, ate whole foods, lost weight.. Have a superb day.
  • A good ballanced article. Very useful.

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