Weight Loss Tips

Why You Can’t Lose Weight: The Honest Answer

“Why can’t I lose weight?”

I want to help you answer this question and give you the tools to lose weight fast and keep it off.

As a personal trainer, I hear this question all the time. I know how much it sucks to feel out of place in your own body, and to feel like you’ll never be able to change!

Well, I’ve got news for you. You CAN make the changes you need to in order to reach your weight loss goals!

But to be better able to fight back, you need to understand exactly why it’s been so difficult up to this point.

The #1 Reason You Struggle to Lose Weight: HUNGER.

Research indicates that Hunger is the source of most failed weight loss attempts.

How many times have you eaten healthy all day long only to give in to post-dinner cravings? Or you’ve stuck to your guns during meal time but fallen off the wagon when it came to snacking?

I know, I’ve been there.

You feel so guilty after a little slip-up that you beat yourself up about being a failure and not having enough willpower. You swear to do better the next day, but the cycle eventually repeats itself.

When you’re on a diet and in a constant state of hunger, you can only go for so long until you crack and fall completely off the wagon.

Hunger is one of the most powerful driving forces. Trying to ignore it isn’t a solution, you have to know how to fight it.

And I’ve got some tips to help you do just that! But first, let’s understand hunger just a little bit better.

Why Do I Feel Hungry?

Controlling your hunger also means understanding your hunger! Our feelings of hunger and fullness are controlled by a few different hormones.

Two of those hormones are leptin “the hunger inhibiting hormone” and ghrelin the “hunger hormone”.


When you get those hunger cravings, you can be pretty certain that your Ghrelin levels are elevated.

Ghrelin is a hormone produced by your body that sends the signal that you are hungry.

High levels of ghrelin make you feel hungry, and when you’re full, your ghrelin drops.


Leptin is pretty much the opposite of Ghrelin. High levels of leptin mean fewer feelings of hunger.

Low leptin levels will leave you feeling hungry and craving anything and everything.

How Dieting Affects Ghrelin and Leptin

Decreasing your calories when “dieting” causes your levels of ghrelin to increase (making you hungry) and your levels of leptin decrease (also making you hungry).

Talk about a double whammy!

But not to worry, not all hope is lost! I’m here to save the day with my tips for fighting hunger.


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How to Reduce Hunger

Every month, thousands of people do a Google search asking the question “how do I not be hungry?”. Feelings of hunger can be a major roadblock that gets in the way of reaching your weight loss goals!

That’s why I came up with my list of 4 things you can do to reduce hunger and fight back against the munchies!

Eat more protein

Protein has a satiating quality that leaves you more satisfied and keeps you feeling full for longer than other foods do. To avoid feeling hungry, try incorporating more protein into your meals and snacks!

Fill up on the veggies

Veggies are super awesome. They’re chock full of vitamins and minerals, they provide fiber, and best of all they’re pretty low calorie!

When you feel the twinge of hunger, grab some vegetables and steam them, roast them, or eat them raw!

Just don’t add any toppings like butter or ranch. Dressing up your veggies like this will add fat (or sugar!) and calories, which is something you definitely don’t want.

Zero calorie seasonings are okay.

Drink plenty of water

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Drinking water is super important for adequate hydration, but it can serve a double purpose by helping to fight hunger.

When you drink a lot of water, your stomach stays more full. This can help fight off the empty hungry feeling that makes you want to grab a snack!

Try an appetite suppressant

Remember Leptin and Ghrelin from the last section? When you’re “dieting”, they can cause hunger that feels like it just won’t go away!

Well, that’s where an appetite suppressant comes into play. My favorite appetite suppressant is called Slendesta.

When you eat, your small intestines release a “signal” molecule called cholecystokinin (CCK). CCK signals to your stomach and brain letting you know you are full.

Slendesta is made of a potato protein called P12. This protein actually works to create an increase of CCK. With an increase of CCK, your brain and stomach are signaled that you are full quicker and that feeling of fullness can last up to 3 hours.

This hunger control allows you to stick to your diet without the nagging feeling of hunger and cravings causing you to eat extra calories.

But by controlling your hunger with IdealShake, you can take control of the hormones, hunger, and cravings and start losing weight.

Fight Hunger and Finally Lose Weight

IdealShape has improved thousands of lives with their innovative meal replacement shake, IdealShake. I know it can help you change your appetite by combating hunger and helping you feel full and satisfied. IdealShake has enough fiber, protein, and the proven hunger-blocker Slendesta® to keep you feeling full for up to 3 hours. How does it work? Protein and fiber are both key ingredients to controlling your hunger and when you add in Slendesta, you can knock hunger out of the park!

And with delicious, dessert-like flavors including Salted Caramel, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Cookies n’ Cream, and more, your sweet tooth won’t have to take a vacation!

Of course, if you’re in the mood for something light and fruity there are flavors like Strawberry and Orange Cream. There’s a variety of flavors to satisfy a variety of cravings.

With IdealShake you’ll be able to cut calories and feel full all at the same time. By replacing one or two meals a day with IdealShake you can maximize your weight loss and lose weight deliciously.


You CAN lose weight! You don’t need to experience constant hunger to lose weight, and you shouldn’t.

Weight loss comes down to controlling your hunger and enjoying what you are eating. You just need the right tool to fix the root of the problem, and that tool is IdealShake.

It really works! It’s helped thousands of people curb their appetite, reduce their calories, and lose weight. Just listen to what these IdealShapers have to say:

“I started this these shakes a little less than a month ago and love them! They taste better than other meal replacement shakes I’ve tried, and keep you full for at least 3 hours. Not only have I lost 10 lbs since starting them, but I actually want this in the morning.” — Rachel via Facebook

“[The] shakes are amazing. Taste just like a milkshake, with none of the chalky aftertaste like most. They also keep me full for about 4 hours.” — Salia via Facebook

“Love these products!!!!! The shakes are my favorite they sure do curb hunger!!!! And they are also delicious!!!” — Ashley C. via Facebook


You can lose the weight you would like, starting by eliminating the biggest crusher of weight loss HUNGER. By simply replacing one to two meals a day with IdealShake you can control your hunger and start seeing some sweet results right away. Take your first step towards weight loss success and order your IdealShake today!

The Ideal Plan to Lose Weight

Are you ready to FINALLY see some results on your weight loss journey? The IdealPlan will help you learn to cook delicious and simple recipes designed for weight loss, provide you easy and fun workouts, and give you exclusive access to an online community where you can share your motivation, successes, and ask questions!

Check Out the IdealPlan Today!

Kami Price

Kami Price

Head Trainer & Nutritionist

Kami Price is the Head Trainer for IdealShape. She is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, a Pn.1 Certified Nutrition Coach, and Certified Yoga Instructor. Kami has been in the fitness world for over 10 years and prior to joining IdealShape owned one of the biggest private gyms in Utah.

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