How to use MyFitnessPal for weight loss
Why am I not losing weight?
Calories are energy.
Your body uses calories for everything it has to do.
From intense exercise like running and weight training to everyday tasks like standing and tying your shoes and activities like gardening and walking... they all burn calories.
Did you know that your body actually uses a ton of calories every single day even when you aren't doing anything?
Keeping your body alive and functioning burns lots of calories.
Include things like walking, housework and gardening.
If your goal is to lose weight, you can either increase the number of calories you burn through exercise, reduce the number of calories you consume, or do both.
But, to lose weight, you must be in a consistent calorie deficit.
So, in answer to your question "Why am I not losing weight?"
You're not in a consistent calorie deficit.
Same goes for "Why am I exercising and not losing weight? I'm walking so much in this lockdown but my weight has gone up!"
You're not in a calorie deficit.
In fact, if you're putting on weight, despite moving more, you're in a calorie surplus.
What is Calorie Counting?
You must be aware of what you're eating when you're trying to lose body fat and what changes you can make to ensure the process is as efficient and fast as possible.