5 Reasons You’re Working Out and Not Losing Weight

5 Reasons You’re Working Out and Not Losing Weight

If you’re trying to lose weight, burning calories through exercise is key. But if you’re not burning enough, then you won’t see the scale budge. If this sounds familiar, keep reading to learn what you might be doing wrong when it comes to burning calories.

| You Skip Oatmeal

Many women skip out on breakfast before their morning workout to either save calories or to prevent digestive upset. Eating first thing not only boosts your metabolism, but it also gives you energy to get through your solid calorie-burning workout. Without the proper fuel, you’ll end up with a headache or dizzy spell and are more likely to not push yourself as hard, or worse u2014 to throw in the towel before your workout is complete.

Since devouring an enormous plate of scrambled eggs, bacon, pancakes, and hash browns is also a bad idea, fuel your workout with something small that contains easily digestible carbs and protein (like these pre-workout snacks).

| You Head Straight to the Weight Room

You’re right that building muscle through strength training is extremely important when it comes to burning calories since muscle tissue burns more calories than body fat. But you still need cardio to burn calories to decrease your overall body fat and reveal the toned muscles underneath. Keep up with the strength-training sessions