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8 reasons you can’t lose weight even if you practice running

5-You set unrealistic goals for yourself

The human mind is very powerful and can influence our satisfaction or our disappointment. In running, and in sport in general, some may react negatively if they are given a realistic goal of weight loss, or if they try to manage their expectations, even if they set more conservative goals.

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Specialists at the University of Li├Ęge have established that most people find a goal of losing weight of around 10% of their body weight insufficient. The target weight loss range is between 5 and 21 kilograms. Additionally, another group of researchers found that when people set smaller goals to manage their expectations, they were more disappointed with the outcome than those who set higher goals.

What to do: Remember that losing weight is a process that takes time, dedication, and patience. Don’t despair at the first attempt and rely on the health experts to set realistic lose weight goals.

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