Why you aren't losing weight. Probably.

I have been tracking on and off, my calories in (food) and calories out (exercise) in the My Fitness Pal app for years. Especially while I was trying to lose weight gained in my first pregnancy. And for the most part, it worked. By monitoring how much food I was eating, and what exercise I was doing, combined with breastfeeding and not much sleep, it worked reasonably well. But I never lost more than a few kilos before it all came piling on again. Same with weight watchers. One thing I noticed; the older I got, the harder it became to shift the weight. I'd reduced my calories right down to 1300 at one point and was going to the gym, but I remained the same size and shape and it was really frustrating.

However, just recently I spotted a promo video for a ketone supplement product which explained a lot of things.

It reports that in most cases, your body looks for energy via carbohydrates and sugar first before burning fat stores. Am I the only one who didn't know this?

This means you could be, like I was, working out and sticking within your calorie limit but not shift any weight whatsoever. AND if your workouts are a little half-arsed, and there's little to no weights or resistance training, your shape won't change either because you're not tearing up those muscles allowing them to repair and grow. (I'm sure there's a better explanation for muscle development, but you know what I mean)

So, in order to shift the fat, you need to make sure that there is not much in the way of carbohydrate and sugar available in the energy reserves, and to do that, you need to put a little less of it in your body. 

Granted I took this information from a promotional video for supplements, so this might not be 100% accurate, but if it is, this information would have been useful to me in 1996 when I was existing on sugar and coffee and attempting crash diet after crash diet.

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