What Are the Factors That Make It Difficult to Lose Weight?

Despite the emergence of wonder pills and equipment that claim to make you lose weight, most experts still agree that there is no shortcut to effective weight loss. A key aspect of losing weight is burning more calories than you eat. And this is not necessarily an easy thing to do. 

Finding the time to work out and watching what you eat both involve your commitment to your weight loss goals and overall health and fitness. This means that you may be ignoring many factors stopping you from losing weight. 

Read on to learn more about these factors that may be making it difficult for you to shed pounds so you can immediately make the necessary adjustments.


Losing weight should go beyond your desire to look a particular way. There is nothing wrong with weight loss for enhancing one’s appearance, but we recommend that you look for another reason that will motivate you to stick to your methods for a long time. 

Losing weight is a great way to stay healthy. Remind yourself at all times that exercise does not only tone your body but also improve your mood and sleep.

Additionally, keeping an exercise journal may help you with your weight loss goals. Feel free to list every success you achieve and any other goal you wish to fulfill with your workouts. This allows you to stay motivated and see how far you have come. 


Losing weight that you will not eventually gain back entails changing your diet and switching to foods that aid weight loss. Since you want to commit to this for a long time, you do not necessarily need to give up your favorite foods altogether. Instead, gradually replace unhealthy foods and beverages with healthier alternatives and make them a regular part of your everyday diet. As for your favorite dishes, give yourself only now and then to enjoy them without feeling guilty. They will not affect your weight if not consumed on a regular basis anyway. 

Other tips that may help you commit to a healthier diet include:

  • Avoiding mindless eating
  • Keeping a food journal
  • Paying attention to portion sizes
  • Preparing your own meals
  • Reading food labels 

Physical Activity

It is no secret that going on a diet greatly influences the success of your weight loss. However, doing the right workouts that supplement your diet is an essential aspect that is commonly overlooked. 

Going on a diet without consistently working out may result in a plateau of your progress at some point. So make sure to give time to a workout schedule that will be reasonable given your lifestyle and other life commitments. We recommend finding a fitness program that may not necessarily be difficult but that you will enjoy and continue for a long time. Remember, the goal is for you to stick to a routine regularly.


Living a healthy life involves being willing to change the way you live. Remember, changes can not be fulfilled overnight, so you need to be open to going through the slow progress and staying motivated to follow the routines and methods you have decided on.

We recommend setting up your environment to support your weight loss goals rather than impede them. This process may include clearing your pantry of unhealthy snacks and surrounding yourself with people who aim to lead healthy lives as well. 

If you are on the lookout for a personal trainer who can tailor a fitness program for you, reach out to The Fit Factor PT. We are an exclusive, results-driven personal training studio. Book a complimentary consultation today!

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I started with Chad in August 2020, my first semester of college was cancelled and i needed something active to do. At that point I was a small underweight kid looking to gain muscle and gain weight. I went to Chad 3 times a week until late January 2021. Those 5 months were great, I really enjoyed going to chad and it was the highlight of my week and something I would look forward to going to 3 times every week. Throughout this time Chad has perfected my form on workouts and had a great and unique workout for me everytime. I went in weighing 125 pounds at 5’10 and now I weigh 150 pounds after the five months. Not only did Chad give workouts but he also gave me a diet for me to follow so I could maximize my time with him. He really personalizes workouts for each person. Currently i’m in the best shape of my life and am super confident in my body. GO TO FIT-FACTOR!!

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