There’s no doubt that trying to lose weight can be quite frustrating. Often, it is unclear how you got overweight in the first place. Asking yourself: “why am I fat?” is a common question that millions of people ask themselves.
While I can’t give you a personal analysis in this article, as each person is different from the other, allow me to share with you some common reasons that may explain why you are fat. I hope that you’ll be able to relate to some of these reasons and take action to eliminate them from your life.
1. You’re eating too much without even knowing it
I call this “food blindness” and it’s no laughing matter. A lot of people I know, and you may know some too, eat without even noticing it. They sit in front of the TV and their hand is constantly inside a bowl of chips or pretzels or holding a can of beer. They don’t even register that they’re putting hundreds of extra calories each day into their body.
While most people do count breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you may lose track of all the snacks you’re eating throughout the day. All this food can add up to quite a lot and be the reason while you are still fat.
2. You drink too many calories
One of the biggest calorie traps there are drinks. The amount of calories that people drink on a daily basis can be astounding. Sugar rich sodas, juices, and especially alcohol, are all calorie rich and can ruin any weight loss diet plan that you may be on. Alcohol is especially detrimental for weight loss, as I explain in this article: why does alcohol make you fat
The problem with drinks is that while they can be full of calories they don’t fill you up as solid foods do. Your body hardly registers all the calories that you’ve put into it. But trust me, your hips, abs, and thighs will notice it as you start packing on fat there.
I recommend that you cut down on drinks and go with water and tea for the most part. If you do want to drink sodas and juices and alcohol, do it in moderation.
3. You’re not active enough
There’s no doubt that being active is important for maintaining your weight and not getting fat. If you’re wondering why you are fat, you should take a good hard look at your life and see whether you’re the active sort or the sedentary sort. Do you spend a lot of hours sitting down and not enough time being active?
It’s time to change things up and to increase your activity level. Being active is about more than just working out a few times a week at the gym. It’s about playing with your kids, going out for walks, doing stretching at home, and a million other small activities throughout the day. For instance, do you take the elevator even when you’re only going up one flight or two? Why not take the stairs? It’s a very short climb and you will be burning extra calories with every step.
Being active is a state of mind and one which you have to be accustomed to. Become more active from this day onward. Now is the time to begin. Try my fat loss home workout for a good place to start.
4. You’re eating the wrong food
Every day, the average human being is exposed to thousands of advertising messages. Many of these messages are for food items. A lot of the food advertising we see portrays a particular product as healthy and good for weight loss. More often then not, these advertisements are not 100% accurate or truthful. Some foods that we’ve been led to believe are good for us are the very cause of why so many people today are overweight.
The tragedy is that you may be trying your best to burn fat. You may think that you’re eating all the right foods when the truth is that you’re actively contributing to your expanding waistline. The key for this is proper education, knowing the real good foods that help you burn fat and get lean. Check out the following presentation about the foods you shouldn’t eat and what to eat instead: Nutritional video presentation. It’s by Isabel De Los Rios, the creator of the Diet Solution Program and I guarantee that by the end of this video, you will know much more about why you’re fat.
5. You’ve just been unlucky
Luck does play a role in life and in how much you weigh as well. You may just have been unlucky until today. You may have used the wrong diet plans, fallen for shiny fitness products that don’t have any real merit and been taken in by clever food advertising.
However, this doesn’t have to continue and you can take action to change your luck and your life. Just by reading this article, you’ve shown that you’re serious about changing your life. Now is the time to try something new. On this site I review some of the top programs in the world today and you can feel confident that these diet plans are top of the line. Using them right will result in fat loss, I’m sure of it. Two of the most recommended plans are the Truth about Six Pack Abs by Mike Geary and the Xtreme Fat Loss Diet by Joel Marion. If you really want to lose weight, pick one of these programs and get started on the right track.
I hope that this article has opened your eyes to some of the possible reasons of why you are fat. The main take-away point from this article should be that you need to take action today to change your body and your life. It is up to you.