WHY WHEN I TRY TO LOSE WEIGHT IT STARTS WELL THEN IT STOPS?
In this article I want to elaborate why so many people getting frustrated with their weight loss process that leads them in the end to give up or worse – gain all their weight back.
Have you ever heard the stories about secret ‘ Shakes’ that by drinking them you can lose weight and live happily ever after ?
I am sure you have …
Lets say for example you intake 2000 calories / day
Lets also assume that you burn 1800-2000 / day .
In that situation – your weight kind of going to be the same …
now you make a decision to take control of your diet and intake only 1200 Kcal / day …
Boom : Intake = 1200 , Expenditures : 1800 : 1200-1800 = -600 Kcal deficit.
Congratulations : You are on the path to lose weight .
Now for a while you will lose weight fast : theoretically 1 kg in 12 days .
At some point your body will wake up and say :
‘Hey hey hey … you are not giving me enough fuel … I will show you …. ‘
and BAM – it becomes more efficient and burning less calories / day … so now instead of 600 deficit you will be at 500 …
The longer the process goes – the better your body adjust to your intake and it will always try to bring the caloric expenditure to equalise it with the intake.
That is the reason why initial weight loss is easily achieved – but then the real struggle begins and many people when getting to the plateau either give up OR stop whatever they did to get their and get back to their normal eating habits , which spikes their caloric intake and the weight is easily gained back.