According to the data released by National Institutes of Health, around 36 per cent of the adult population in the United States suffers from obesity. This percentage is increasing every year. Reports also indicate that people are taking steps to reduce their excess weight. But their efforts fail due to some or the other challenge. Let's take a look at some of the main challenges faced by people while losing weight.
Lack of motivation
Some people make great plans for exercises while seeping, but they simply cannot wake-up early in the morning. People pay their monthly membership charges for gym and trainer, but don't show-up at the gym even once. This may happen due to lack of motivation.
The best way to gather some motivation is to stay with fit, slim friends for some time. Look at some of your pictures from the past. Look at your tummy in the mirror before sleeping every night. This may trigger some motivation in your mind, and you might wake-up on time to go out for exercising next morning.
Addicted to snacks
Many people manage to control their eating habit during the entire day, but lose their control during evening. Especially while watching television. Eating snacks cannot be termed as wrong or unhealthy habit. But food items should be chosen after carefully considering their nutritional values.
Instead of eating fatty stuff, you should opt for something like popcorn, almonds, nuts, frozen berries along with yogurt.
Healthy food is unaffordable or unavailable
Health experts advise people to eat certain vegetables and fruits. They are considered the most important source of minerals and vitamins. But unfortunately, certain fruits may not be available at affordable prices during off-seasons.
The best way to deal with this issue is to look out for stores that offer discounts on fruits and vegetables. You can also opt for frozen products, or visit the nearby farmers market where fruits and vegetables are available at discounted rates. Plus, items like energy bar, kale chips, etc. can also be made at home.
Cannot afford to pay for gym
There is no way to get benefits of gym without visiting one on a daily basis. But you can definitely start performing exercises and workouts that are simple, and can be performed at your house. Consult with your health expert, doctor, or buy DVDs that can guide you with simple exercises to reduce that excess skin covering your six abs or other parts of body.
You can start with contralateral limb raises, bent knee push-up, and downward facing dog, and bent knee sit-up, side plant with bent knee, cobra, or simple push-ups. There are several more details about simple exercises available on the internet.
Overeating during lunch and dinner
Usually, people eat breakfast in the morning, followed by lunch in the afternoon and dinner during night. Due to gap of around six hours between breakfast, lunch and dinner, people eat a lot of food during these meals. So, instead of eating food thrice a day, health experts recommend people to opt for small amount of meals after every few hours. This also helps in controlling appetite, and overeating.
Scared to start exercising due to injury
Not many, but considerable number of people suffering from back pain, bone related issues, or any other injury, avoid exercising due to fear about its side-effects on their existing problems.
Remember, where there is will, there is always a way. You should approach your doctor and ask him/her about exercises that you can perform. Depending on your injury or bone issues, your physician will recommend the right set of exercise for you.
Time matters a lot
Health experts and gym instructors suggest that individual's will power and desire to reduce weight can force him or her to manage time for exercising. It is more of will issue.
Again, once you get the right kind of motivation, you can definitely manage few hours for performing exercises, or for going to the gym every day. Just remember, you can work only if you survive. Nothing else is as important as your health!
Something didn't work as planned
Unfortunately, if you feel that your weight is not reducing in-spite of daily exercises, and balanced diet, you might have to try something different. In-such cases, experts recommend people to change the types of exercises, and their duration. You should also consult your dietitian and make some changes in your diet.