5 Causes of Weight Gain Despite Diet and Exercise

5 Causes of Weight Gain Despite Diet and Exercise

You know how hard it may be if you’ve been trying to lose weight.

Despite your best efforts, you haven’t really made any progress.

You think you may have hit a wall at this point.

Your confidence is diminishing, and you’re beginning to feel disheartened.

If you’ve read as many articles about diet and exercise as we have, it may feel like everyone has a different approach to weight loss.

You can feel fairly defeated after that.

but not without hope! Continue reading to learn why it can be so difficult for certain people to lose weight.

It’s not that they don’t want to or aren’t willing to put in the necessary effort — it’s just more complicated than that.

There’s More to Weight Loss Than Just Food and Exercise

Wondering what else you need to do to lose weight? The food and exercise part is just the tip of the iceberg.

It’s really about looking at the reasons why you put on weight in the first place.

Why did you start gaining weight in the first place? Why is eating so much a problem for you?

Once you understand those things, then you’re on your way to losing weight for good.

We can’t emphasize this point enough — if you want to lose weight, you have to figure out why you put on weight in the first place.

Once you understand that, it’s a whole different ballgame. When you know how a person ticks (or how you do!), it opens up a whole new world of possibilities!

With that in mind, we put together a list of why weight loss can be so complicated.

There are a few things you can do to help you get over this stumbling block and begin to see results right away.

You Have to Eat Less than You Think

You may be eating more than you think, but that doesn’t mean you should eat less than you think.

Sometimes it’s easier said than done, but if you wanted to, you could eat way less than you do.

It’s proven that many people, especially during weight loss, think that they’re consuming fewer calories than they are.

It’s easy to find yourself doing this, especially when it’s just off the top of the head.

However, you can solve this problem by:

Measure Everything You Eat and Drink

When people think about losing weight, they often think about what they’re eating and what they’re drinking.

Even though those things are important, they’re not the only things you need to be concerned with.

There are also things like portion sizes and caloric intake that you need to be mindful of.

When you’re trying to lose weight, it’s important to be mindful of all of these things. A big part of that is measuring everything you eat and drink.

The easiest way to do this is to get some measuring cups and spoons. If you don’t have any of these things, you can also use a glass, a bowl, and something like a table to help you measure out portions.

Once you have these tools, you can start looking at how you’re eating and what you’re drinking.

You can also start keeping a food journal to get a better idea of what you’re eating.

You can journal everything from what you’re eating to how much of it you ate.

Recognize Your Eating Habits For Change to Occur

So you know why you’re putting on weight, and you’ve started to measure what you’re eating and drinking.

Now it’s time to start working on changing your habits.

The first thing you have to do is recognize that you’re eating too much.

This is going to be the hardest thing for you to do.

You may even feel like you’re eating too much and like you have a problem — but if you truly do, then you need to recognize that you’re not alone.

This is a common problem that a lot of people deal with, and you’re not the only one who has it.

There are a lot of people who deal with the same issues you do. The difference is that they’ve finally had enough of it and are ready to do something about it.

Once you start to see that there are other people out there who have the same issues you do, it will be a lot easier for you to do something about it too.


We sincerely hope that you have enjoyed reading this piece and that it has helped to clarify why, despite diet and activity, you are unable to lose weight.

It’s crucial to keep in mind that you’re not alone if you’ve been battling for a while and have run into a brick wall. All you need to do is step back and consider your diet and beverage intake.

After completing that, you can go to work on implementing some adjustments.

By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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