5 Reasons You Haven’t Lost Weight (Even When You’ve Eaten Healthily)

5 Reasons You Haven’t Lost Weight (Even When You’ve Eaten Healthily)

You’ve been committed to your nutrition, sticking to a healthy eating plan, but for some reason that number on the scales just isn’t dropping. So why are you not losing weight? There can be a number of reasons that you’re not reaching your weight loss goals, and we have encountered (and overcome) them all. Here are five reasons why you haven’t lost weight even though you’ve been eating healthily.



This is a common issue for women around the time of their period. Note what time of the month it is, it’s not uncommon to go up by a couple of pounds just before you are due on. Don’t panic, this is completely normal and you should find your weight continues to drop once this time of the month has passed. 


A good weight loss programme should include optimal amounts of protein to ensure that it’s fat you’re losing, not muscle. You may find you’re eating more protein than you did previously and even without exercising, this can result in your muscle mass increasing. This is a good thing! Muscle burns calories so the more muscle you have, the more calories your body will be burning even when you’re resting. Measure yourself with a tape measure and keep an eye on how well your clothes fit to monitor your fat loss.


A change in diet can sometimes lead to us becoming a bit more blocked up than usual. Lack of bowel movement can lead to a lack of scale movement! Ideally you should be going daily – if you’re not, try upping your veg intake and ensure you’re drinking plenty of water. If this doesn’t help, a good quality magnesium supplement can act as a non-irritating laxative.


Different diets suit different people. Just because a diet worked for your friend it doesn’t mean it will necessarily suit you too. If you’ve really stuck to one nutrition approach for at least a month and you haven’t seen results don’t be afraid to try something different. A qualified nutrition expert can help you find a plan that works for you.


Underactive thyroid is commonly left undiagnosed and at our clinic, we often see people who have struggled to lose weight because of it. Tiredness, sensitivity to cold, constipation and low moods are all common symptoms. If you think an underactive thyroid could be preventing you from losing weight, ask your doctor to test you.

For more information about how an underactive thyroid could be impacting your weight loss, read this post, or contact us to find out more.


We are a team of qualified nutritionists who specialise in weight loss. We can support you in overcoming your weight challenges, achieving your goal weight and maintaining it long term. You can use this link to book in for a complimentary call today. This is an opportunity to talk through your challenges with a qualified nutritionist and decide together whether one of our Intelligent Weight Loss programmes is right for you. Or contact us to request a copy of our brochure and we will get back to you soon.


Sarah has worked with hundreds of clients over the past decade to help them live in a healthy body that they feel confident in.

Sarah spent a large part of her teens and 20’s as a professional dancer battling with orthorexia and an unhealthy relationship with food and her body. This created a desire to understand the human body more so she could finally cut through the confusion and end the cycle of yoyo dieting. This fuelled her passion to help other women do the same.


Sarah specialises in supporting women who are struggling to lose weight due to underlying health issues. She’s helped many women manage their weight during and after the menopause, as well as clients with thyroid disease and immune system dysfunction. Sarah loves food and sharing healthy recipes with her clients. Her aim is to ensure that clients don’t feel deprived and instead, achieve their weight loss and health goals in a positive and sustainable way.


To enquire about working with Sarah, please contact us.



Ailsa is one of our most experienced practitioners. She specialises in helping clients to lose weight, develop a healthy relationship with food and finally feel comfortable in their skin. Ailsa’s mission is for everyone she works with to enjoy the journey and that working with a nutritionist should not be a punishment, but your access to a new possibility.


Ailsa is not only an experienced weight loss nutritionist, she is also a skilled coach. She helps our clients overcome emotional eating, destructive habits and self-sabotaging behaviours that have prevented successful weight loss in the past. Ailsa has spent years in clinic working with clients who have experienced yo-yo dieting and have discovered that long term weight loss is not just about eating less until you can stand it no longer.


Working with Ailsa you will be comprehensively supported, not only in improving your nutrition and lifestyle, but also your eating habits and your relationship with food. When you work on all these elements together, the results can be truly astonishing.


To enquire about working with Ailsa, please contact us.

Test Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of the business. Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning. A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.



Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of th clinic.


Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning.


A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.


Stéphanie is a skilled nutritional therapist and functional medicine practitioner with additional training in eating disorders, disordered eating and obesity. She believes that working towards both physiological and mental health is key in achieving optimum wellbeing.


Stéphanie’s personal experience of emotional eating and the ongoing struggle to find the right support led her to combine the science of nutrition with behavioural coaching to motivate and empower her clients. She specialises in helping people who struggle with their weight and their relationship with food. She helps them develop a healthier and more peaceful relationship with food and their bodies.


To enquire about working with Stéphanie, please contact us.


Inna is passionate about supporting women on their journey to improved health and wellbeing. She believes that the solution to effective weight loss does not lie in ever more restrictive diets, but a more sophisticated approach that optimises health and vitality, as well as promoting effective weight loss.


Working with Inna you will benefit from her in-depth knowledge of female health and hormones. She will support you in developing a healthy diet, lifestyle and mindset that ensures you reach your ideal weight and maintain it in the years to come.


Inna is passionate about food with a wide repertoire of delicious healthy recipes and meal ideas to ensure your weight loss journey is as enjoyable as possible!


To enquire about working with Inna, please contact us.



Ania is a firm believer that improving your health and losing weight should be a positive, empowering journey, not one centred around deprivation.


After being diagnosed with two autoimmune conditions in her twenties, Ania spent several years educating herself on the power of food and nutrition. She put it all into practise and changed her diet and lifestyle, reversing her endometriosis and thyroid disease. After experiencing such a significant improvement in her health, Ania had a big desire to help others. She embarked on a four year journey to study nutrition, graduating from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition with distinction.


Ania specialises in autoimmunity and works with clients who have underlying health issues preventing successful weight loss. Her expertise enables her to successfully support our clients with conditions such as hypothyroidsm (underactive thyroid), PCOS and diabetes. 


To enquire about working with Ania, please contact us.

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