Why You Might Be Struggling with Fat Loss (And How to Tackle It!)

We get it—fat loss can feel like an uphill battle, especially when you’re doing everything right (or so you think) and still not seeing those results that you’re hoping for. Here are some of the reasons why you might not be seeing results:

1. Low Caloric Intake

Believe it or not, eating too little can be a major roadblock. If you're surviving on a super low-calorie diet (hello, 1200 kcal), you will end up feeling drained and will lack the energy to push through those workouts.

What to do: Gradually increase your calories and focus on lifting heavier weights through strength training. Strength training is crucial because it helps your body burn more calories at rest. 🏋️‍♀️ At AimFit Studios, our workouts are designed to help you progressively overload and build muscle. Combine this with our Fit Plate Method to ensure you’re getting balanced nutrition that fuels your workouts and promotes muscle growth.

2. High Cortisol and Stress

Stress can seriously sabotage your fat loss efforts. Elevated cortisol levels can mess with other hormones like Leptin and Insulin, making it harder for your body to shed fat. 😓

What to do: Manage stress by getting more sunlight, sticking to a sleep schedule, and reducing screen time. Moreover, take it easy with your fitness journey & try to incorporate more low-impact workouts like Pilates and Yoga to help you balance your stress and improve overall well-being.

3. Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance is not just a buzzword: It’s a real issue that can make losing fat nearly impossible. This condition is linked to health problems like type 2 diabetes and PCOS. 🍬

What to do: Focus on a diet higher in healthy fats and proteins, and incorporate regular physical activity (walking for 30 mins), especially after meals. It might also be wise to consult a doctor to check if you need medication to manage insulin resistance.

4. Chronic Inflammation

Inflammation is your body’s way of dealing with stressors, but chronic inflammation can be a different beast altogether, often stemming from exposure to toxins in food and the environment. 🌿

What to do: Cut out processed foods and reduce toxin exposure in your environment. Our Fit Plate Method emphasizes whole, unprocessed foods. At AimFit, we also offer guidance on reducing environmental toxins for a healthier lifestyle.

5. Increasing Metabolic Activity

Muscles are metabolic powerhouses! Building strong muscles is one of the best ways to boost your metabolism as it helps lower glucose levels, making them your best ally in the fight against fat. 🔥

What to do: Focus on heavy lifting and compound movements like squats and deadlifts. Incorporate strength training at least 3-4 times a week to build stronger, leaner muscles and boost your metabolic activity. 💥

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