Slimming World: Why am I putting weight on?
Slimming World is a way of life, but sometimes it can be hard to stick to when you’re putting weight on – especially if you haven’t stuck to your plan in the past! So what are some of the reasons this could be happening? And how can you address these issues to stop any unwanted weight gain? Here are some of the most common reasons people put weight on with Slimming World and how you can prevent it from happening to you.
Do you put on weight when you start a new diet?
Most people who begin a diet experience initial success but then regain all of their lost weight. This cycle is often referred to as dieting yo-yo or, even worse, metabolic damage or weight cycling. But what causes it, and how can you avoid it? Here are five common reasons you might be gaining weight with Slimming World.
Are you eating more than usual?
Slimming World is a calorie-controlled diet, so if you think that you’re still eating more than you should, it might be time to look at your diary again. If any foods cause you to eat more than usual – for example, some fizzy drinks and alcohol can contain more calories than we realize – then it’s worth cutting them out. Alternatively, you could be drinking or eating too quickly without realizing it.
How do you transition from your old life to a new one?
Making changes is never easy, and it can be even harder when you’re moving between two different lifestyles. However, there are some steps you can take to ease yourself into a new way of life. For example, if you are starting a new job with longer hours and working away from home, make sure that your family knows what your schedule will be like – and understand what they can do to help. Likewise, don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it!
The true freedom of Slimming World lies in its simplicity
you get to eat loads of delicious food and still lose weight. Slimming World works because it takes advantage of all your body’s natural processes, making you feel fuller for longer while reducing your calorie intake. You may have started losing weight quickly, but you hit a plateau somewhere along your journey. Don’t worry that happens to everyone – especially in week 4! The good news is that you can get past it and start losing again if you remember how to listen to your body.
No cheating – what’s so great about that anyway?
Slimming World is different from other diets because it’s a lifestyle change, not a diet. You learn how to change your relationship with food and begin taking responsibility for your eating. It might feel challenging at first, but you’ll see results and start feeling better about yourself over time. We call it empowerment! If you want to lose weight as quickly as possible, then Slimming World isn’t for you anyway – there are quick fixes that won’t last.
Easier snacking means fewer hunger pangs!
Slimming World indeed provides you with lots of snacks. But when you eat five or six small meals instead of three big ones, it’s more likely that you’ll feel satisfied. So, even if you don’t lose weight at first, your appetite should return to normal as you continue to diet and make progress. You can always contact a Slimming World consultant for advice about making your diet work for you.
Do you put on weight when trying to lose it?!
This can be frustrating. You’re eating healthily and exercising regularly, yet you’re putting on more weight than you want. Here are a few reasons why! * High Fibre Foods: Some foods like fruit, vegetables, and wholegrain bread contain high levels of fiber which can cause your digestive system to work harder, therefore, increasing your calorie intake. * Cravings & Temptation: Your body might not need these extra calories, but when you have cravings or temptation, it is easy to give in and eat that chocolate bar or other sweet treat, which could make your calorie intake higher than it needs to be.