There was a time I was working out eating clean but not losing weight.
In fact, sometimes, I gained weight when I did all the right things.
It was sooooo frustrating!
I know this happens to a lot of women and I don’t have all the answers.
BUT I do know what worked for me and I’m here to share!
Remedies for Working Out Eating Clean but Not Losing Weight.
1. Clean Your Gut
I was able to lose 4 whole pounds overnight simply by cleaning my gut.
All that effort to lose weight and all I needed (at the time) was to clear the glut in my gut.
Get it? Glut in the gut? No? Okay. Moving on…
It’s easy to clean the gut too.
Up your water intake along side eating fiber rich foods like barley.
Another alternative is to use a safe, healthy herbal supplement.
If you go the supplement route, be sure to do your due diligence and be careful not to take them too frequently.
2. Track your Food
I was truly surprised by what I found when I started tracking my food.
First of all, I wasn’t eating enough protein.
But more importantly, I was snacking – A LOT.
An apple here. An almond there. It all added up very quickly.
There was also this addictive cereal that my husband bought. It was very healthy – full of oats, raisins, etc. yet so delicious.
Unbeknownst to me, just one handful of that stuff was 230 calories!
And I never ate just 1 handful.
So a typical day could go like this.
I would snack on an apple in the morning, then 2 (sometimes 3) handfuls of the cereal in the afternoon, then a cup of almonds at night.
That’s at least 650 calories.
All healthy stuff mind you.
I could run for 1 hour on the treadmill and I wouldn’t come anywhere close to burning that many calories.
So if you’re working out eating clean but not losing weight, track your food.
The problem may not be that you’re eating the wrong stuff.
It’s possible that you’re a snacker like me and you don’t even realize it yet.
Sometimes it’s not the “bad stuff” that prevents weight loss. Too much of the good stuff can have the same effect.
3. Adjust Your Workouts
This was one of the buggest culprits when i was working out and eating clean but not losing weight.
At the time, I didn’t know anything about High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).
I also didn’t fully understand the value of having a well thought out exercise program (instead of doing random workouts).
I would run on the treadmill for 15 minutes, lift some dumbbells, and expect results.
I’m sure this would be okay for some people.
But for me, it didn’t work.
I ended up just feeling stuck and frustrated.
It wasn’t until I incorporated HIIT into my workouts 4 days a week, every week that I saw massive results.
4. Take Many Pictures
You know how natural hair gurus are always telling us mere mortals to take pictures of our hair if we want to notice growth?
I’ve found the same to be true on my fitness journey.
There were times that I was sure that I was making NO progress at all.
Then I’d take a picture…compare it to a previous picture…and be like WHOA!
Not to be dramatic or anything but it’s true! Take pictures regularly and compare regardless of how you feel!
You might think you’re not making any progress when – in reality – you’re actually killing it!
5. Follow Inspiring People
I found Buff Bunny during my weight loss journey and I have to credit her YouTube channel for being such an inspiration to me!
For me, it reeeally helped to have someone like that “in my corner”.
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I sincerely hope this post was helpful to you.
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And most importantly, don’t be discouraged if you’re working out and eating clean but not losing weight.
It happens to everybody at some point.
You will overcome if you just don’t quit!
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