You are not active enough. You seem to have a sedentary job or lifestyle in general, and this prevents you from achieving the intake-expenditure calorie balance required to lose weight. But do not despair: This is one of the easiest dieting challenges to deal with -- just spend some more time outdoors, or simply break a sweat with whatever you enjoy doing!
Your Eating Habits
From what we know, your eating habits are not the primary source of your weight problems. Nevertheless, we still want to remind you that it is always a good idea to count calories and log foods. Not only will it provide a clear picture about the foods you eat, it reminds you of your dieting goals and helps keep you on track.
We suggest that you get involved in a community activity or a team sport. Why? This is a good way to burn extra calories and receive the motivation and support that you need. Remember, in addition to losing weight and forming good habits, this approach is an excellent way to improve your health and make you feel great!
We are excited to hear that you recently gave birth, and regardless if this is your first time or not, we would like to assist you in those exciting moments that are ahead of you. Most women cannot wait to lose weight after the birth. Luckily, if you are breastfeeding, the weight will come off much easier than at any other time in your life. Breastfeeding uses even more calories than pregnancy itself -- around 500 calories per day, as opposed to 300 during pregnancy. And even if you are not breastfeeding, your new baby will keep you active and help you return to your normal weight.
Now that you have a baby, preparing three meals a day can be a luxury, and your new lifestyle is more likely to involve grabbing some food between sessions of feeding and playing with your infant. Even though eating smaller meals throughout the day is optimal for keeping your metabolism working at its best, it is quite easy to overeat and fail to lose weight. This makes the management of portion sizes very important, which can be done with the help of food journals. To find out how many calories you should be eating, try our Burn Meter.