There’s nothing more defeating than eating healthy and doing everything right, only to see the number on the scale refuse to budge. While most people lose weight on the BBS right away, some people don’t lose as much as they expected. This post will offer you some tips to tackle this situation!
First of all, we’d like to address the importance of not fixating on the number on the scale. People tend to put more focus on their weight rather than their measurements or the way that they feel, which can distract from their ultimate goal of optimal health. It’s always sad to see someone deem themselves a failure for not losing much weight when they’ve completely transformed themselves in other ways!
We’re not saying that your weight isn’t important, of course. We’re just saying that it isn’t the only indicator of health. One of the ways we encourage people to track their progress is taking regular measurements. A lot of people will lose inches as they burn fat and gain lean muscle tissue, which is a great indicator of health that doesn’t get as much attention as weight loss. Take regular measurements of your arms, waist, hips, and thighs, and compare them as you continue to use the Better Body System.
If you aren’t losing weight, you may want to check your protein snacks for hidden sugars. If the label says “fat-free,” there’s a good chance that it has more sugar than you think. Always look at the nutritional facts so you know exactly what you’re eating, and be sure to choose lean protein sources, such as chicken, turkey, or fish, over heavier protein sources.
On Meal Days, think carefully about your lunch. You should make sure that your chosen carbohydrates are complex rather than simple and that you’re keeping your protein choices lean. Just remember that it’s really important not to skip Meal Day! A lot of people are tempted to just focus on Protein Days until they start seeing results, but this can hurt your metabolism and deny your body important nutrients, making weight loss more difficult.
The quality and quantity of your sleep can also affect your weight. As an adult, you should be getting between seven to nine hours of sleep each night. Some people thrive on a little less and others need a little more, but seven to nine hours is the recommended amount. The quality of your sleep is also important, so keep the room dark, turn off electronics, and avoid drinking caffeine before bed. If you’re having trouble sleeping, try using Dream!
If you’ve tried all of the above and have been following the BBS without seeing any weight loss, you may want to see a physician to check for an underlying cause of your struggle to lose weight. You can also check out common ways to beat a weight loss plateau here.
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