Please note that weight loss isn't a straight line down. It's hills and valleys, and our weight fluctuates so much from day to day that it's essential to assess the overall trend. Check to see if your weight is going down over a few weeks (sometimes it can take months). The number of pounds you weigh isn't always the best judge for progress. Sometimes the numbers haven't budged, but your body composition looks leaner. Or sometimes you can gain weight and look like you've lost it. So before you underestimate your progress from the scales standpoint, check your body fat percentage, how your clothes fit, how strong you've become, body measurements like waist size, and go through monthly photos. Maybe you've only plateaued when it comes to the scales, but you're transforming in other ways.
Try answering the following questions honestly:
- Do I consume the right amount of calories?
- Do I weigh individual ingredients?
- Do I drink plenty of water?
- Do I work out as much as I should?
- Am I managing my stress levels?
- Am I getting enough sleep (7–8 hours)?
Any question you answered 'no' is likely a reason why you are not losing weight. Make sure to pay more attention to your daily routine and stress levels to achieve the best results.