This is your real problem. Not losing weight but gaining it is why we are faced with an obesity epidemic. Forget weight loss diets, you need a weight gain prevention diet.
But what about excess weight you have now? Of course you have to lose weight, but it's how you lose it that can make difference between keeping weight off and regaining it all back.
Lose weight and prevent weight gain at same time, that's your goal.
Weight Gain There are two types of weight gain...
Natural Weight Gain (age related)
As we age it's natural to gain weight. The main process involves a slowing of your metabolism due to a loss of muscle tissue. You know old saying, "Use it or lose it."
This is why keeping your muscles toned and strong is so important. When muscle is tones, nervous system constantly stimulates it at a higher rate. This means you need to expend more energy even at rest to keep muscle tissue from becoming fatigued.
Flabby muscle has very little nerve stimulation at rest. This results in a slower metabolism and possibly weight gain in future.
Bottom line...keep your muscles toned and strong and weight will not be an issue for you.
This is weight gained immediately after dieting. It is inevitable unless you stay on diet. Diets today promote fast weight loss so that you see and feel results in a short period of time. They get praised for doing a great job and you feel great about yourself.