This is the final blog post in a series where we address issues at the gym. Of course, if you belong to a gym, you certainly want to get the most out of it. If weight loss is a primary goal, and your body seems to be staying the same, then you need to consider factors that go above and beyond the fitness club. Activity is only half the weight loss equation. The other half is related to what you eat.
If you have done everything you can as far as your routine, and are expending a lot of energy, and are truly sticking to everything we discussed so far, it just may be a matter of not burning enough calories for the amount of calories you are taking in. If it turns out that this is the case, you can do one of two things: either exercise more frequently, or cut down on calories. It is a simple thing really, but it is the truth.
Weight loss is a calories in/calories out equation. If you are continually going to the gym but are not cutting down on calories, you are probably eating more than before you started exercising. Yes, you can expend calories and eat more food, but you may not lose weight. You may just stay the same. Make sure that you take in sufficient protein and vitamins for good health, but cut back on volume. Eat quality food and engage in a quality workout and you will see results.