Why am I not losing weight? #askchefgood
“I’ve got a reasonably wholesome diet. I eat lots of veggies and healthy proteins. I’m pretty active and get myself to the gym (usually!) a few times a week. BUT, I can’t seem to drop the extra few kilos that have materialised over the last few years. Why am I not losing weight? Help me!”
Is this you?
We feel you! This scenario is pretty common and there a few things which could be at play here. Let’s take a closer look.
Your portion sizes are too big
Sure, you’re eating healthy food, but how much of it? Even when we’re eating ostensibly good foods, we tend to eat way too much of them without even realising it.
All Chef Good meals have been carefully designed to fit within three calories-per-day categories. By eating with Chef Good, you know exactly how many calories you’re consuming each day – the perfect amount!
Check out our blog post on why portion size is so important here.
You are accidentally eating faux healthy foods
Think about the health food aisle at the supermarket. All those supposed healthy options are more likely processed and packaged foods with hidden sugars and other nasties. Rather than eating something with a wrapper emblazoned with health claims, stick to the fresh food sections of the supermarket – meat, dairy and the fresh produce department.
If you still find yourself reaching for easy snack options or don’t have the time to cook healthy meals from scratch, let us do the hard work for you. We’ll even give you snacks!
You’re super stressed out
Stress makes our bodies produce a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol causes our body to increase the amount of fat our body stores.
So whether it’s work stress, family dramas or even putting yourself under pressure to make it to the gym on the daily, stress could be stopping you from losing weight.
Your workouts have become monotonous
Our bodies do this great thing where they find balance. Unfortunately, this means the exercise that just melted the kilos from you a few months ago might not be cutting the mustard now your body has become accustomed.
The best way to avoid this and to keep your workouts working for you is to be changing them up constantly. Try a range of different exercises including both cardio, weights and other things like yoga or Pilates.