Whether you’re trying lose weight or just want a healthier lifestyle, you’re going to need to monitor what you eat. However, there are some mistakes men and women commonly make while dieting. In order to get the results you want, here are some potential reasons why your diet isn’t working:

Not Eating Enough Calories

It’s important for you to count your calories whenever you go on a diet, but it’s a mistake to go overboard. Calories keep your muscle building and fat loss hormones high, which means it’s important for you to consume enough of them. You shouldn’t stay away from all fatty foods either. Foods containing monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, and omega-3 fatty acids are all actually good for you. They can make you feel full faster and will speed up your metabolism. Just stay away from eating too much saturated fat, which is found in things like red meat, and trans fat, which will only make you gain weight if you eat it too frequently.

Not Sleeping Enough

Beauty sleep isn’t a myth. If you get seven or eight hours of sleep every night, your chances of losing weight will increase. When you’re well-rested, you won’t feel as hungry, which means you won’t eat as much. If you skimp on sleep, however, then your body will feel uncomfortable and urge you to eat more.

Eating At The Wrong Time

You should make it your mission to eat around the same time each day. An irregular eating schedule can throw off your digestion, making it harder for you to lose weight. Remember to avoid skipping meals. It’s healthier for you to eat three balanced meals a day than to starve yourself.

Binging Instead Of Snacking

You’re allowed to have a few cookies, even when you’re on a strict diet. It’s better for you to have a daily snack than to refuse to give in to your cravings completely. If you deny yourself desserts all week long, you’ll most likely end up binging on the weekend and gulping down more junk food than you would’ve otherwise.

Not Exercising At All

The combination of dieting and exercising will help you lose weight faster. Plus, exercising will optimize important fat loss hormones. So if you’re not seeing the results you want to see from dieting alone, you should think about adding exercise to your daily routine.

Drinking Too Much Soda

Your solid food intake isn’t the only thing you should be paying attention to when you’re on a diet. The drinks you put into your body are just as important. That means you should cut out or cut back on soda and alcohol. Try replacing them with water.

Using Your Friend’s Diet Plan

Everyone’s body is built differently. Even though one weight-loss plan worked for your friend, doesn’t mean it’s going to work for you. You need to do research or talk to a doctor to find a diet plan that fits your wants and needs.


How long have you been dieting for? Have you seen any results yet?

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Holly Riordan
Holly Riordan
Holly is an aspiring sci-fi writer who currently writes lifestyle articles for All Women Stalk and News Cult. She's a fan of comedy movies, ridiculous puns, and is the owner of a pup named Ferris (last name Bueller).