5 Shocking Reasons why you can’t shed the unwanted pounds

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Abs are made in the kitchen and polished in the gym – Rese Carter

“Arggghhhhhhh,”  “Why can’t I loose this weight”?  “Why is my belly so huge”?

Is this you? Are you at your wits-end?

You have been working so hard, months have passed, and progress is almost non existence.  You are super frustrated because you wanted to be slim and trim for that special event. Perhaps there is no event but your weigh is affecting your over all health. . Whatever your reason, you are completely annoyed at this point. Perhaps on the brink of giving up the quest.

Why can’t you shed those unwanted pounds? After all, you have tried all the latest diet trends you have seen on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest …etc  You are a regular fitness magazine subscriber, you got the gym membership and you drink shakes,  so what the heck is going on?

You are not alone, are you aware of the 5 Shocking reasons you are stuck?

Reason 1:  YOU are comparing yourself to other!

Please don’t get mad at me, but stop  for a moment and ask yourself, ” Have I been comparing myself to others”?

It’s not your fault. We live in the age of Social Media. We are constantly bombarded with beauty standards that are hard to achieve.  This has polluted our sense of self worth and values in so many ways. For example you get onto Instagram, and you see the girls with tiny waistlines , well shaped abs, and slender thighs, you know the ones with the thigh gap….oh yes…then you begin to beat upon yourself.

You  see tons of before and after pictures,



and you expect an overnight change. Sorry but you will not get an “INSTAbody”.

You spend more time comparing  your body to someone else’s than actually taking action. At first you convince yourself it’s for inspiration but is it really?

It’s really hard not feel low, when you desire something that is elusive to you but “seems” so easy to others. Whatever you do, don’t compare yourself to others. It is thwarting your progress big time, I promise.


In my Health Coaching practice, I have worked with dozens of women various countries, and nationalities. In our sessions I usually hear about diets their friends have tried and it has worked.

Thank goodness for the school I studied at “Institute for Integrative Nutrition”. We were taught over 100 dietary theories. We were also taught the concept of bio-individuality, no one diet will work for anyone. Losing weight will happen when you have the right diet for YOU.

There are way too many factors to contemplate when taking on a nutritional program as well as the right fitness regime. For example if you have a thyroid issue, then your diet will be different from someone who has hypertension. This is why it is so critical to work with professional and not self diagnosed.

Just as your finger print is unique to you, so will your diet need to be.

Consider getting a Health Coach….

Reason 3: YOUR WORK out Program is not balanced or challenging

Our bodies are designed in such an intricate and miraculous way. If you have been doing the same exercises over time, your body will begin to peak. It is imperative to switch things up (muscle confusion). If you are the kind of person that likes to do group cardio, that is awesome but be careful not to get lost in the crowd.

I am the Health Coach at a State of the ART gym in Germany. Every day I witness a number of women who are at the gym religiously doing 1hour of cardio but not seeing much progress.

Could this be due to lack of  weight training? Absolutely.  Weight Training helps you to get stronger,  burns fat, minimize the risk of many illnesses, fights against osteoporosis, and of course that well toned physique.

Don’t worry you will not look like the hulk. Moderate weighs with high reps will keep you looking sizzling.

Reason 4: You think you can eat anything because you work out


This is one of the greatest myths. At the very least you will maintain your weigh but you will not see much progress. There is still a lot of science around weight loss. In order for you to loose weigh your body needs a deficit in calories over time (not all calories are created equal).  Your body also needs foods that will promote weight loss. If you eat foods that are highly processed and stripped of nutrients, I suspect you may not see the results you desire.  The more you eat unhealthy foods,  the more you will crave them.

It’s important to determine the right daily caloric intake for your height/weight/age range. Once you know what this is, you will need to calculate your optimal daily calorie burn. You must ensure you are tracking this on daily basis.

We can discuss this in a session email me @  coachresec@gmail.com, let’s chat!

Reason 5 You Lack Discipline & Consistency

Coaching can help!

This should have been my number one reason. Too often people get excited when they decide to take on a weight loss journey. However, quite quickly the excitement fades and it gets more daunting. Are you guilty of always starting over? If you truly desire to lose weight and keep it off, then it requires discipline and consistency.

Visiting the gym and eating an occasional salad will not do the trick.  The weigh loss journey is no doubt  tedious and sometimes frustrating.  However, with consistency and discipline  you will see the results.  Treat your wellness regime like you would a business opportunity, take it seriously. Block out time on your calendar to work out and to prepare healthy meals.


There many reasons that your weight loss  journey is not going according to plan. Additionally to the 5 reasons above,  there are so many other reasons your efforts are being thwarted.

Whatever the reason, this can be overcome with the right plan for you.  Working with a professional to kick start your journey is always advisable. I can’t tell you how many clients say, they wished they had met me sooner. Simply because they were missing so many key strategies.  A Health Coach is a supportive mentor, who helps you to reach your wellness goals in a strategic manner.  Could one conversation change your life?

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Follow through..

This is certainly not meant to be a long post but I felt this overwhelming need to say this.

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Sometimes we set a goal for ourselves that is so much bigger than us. Sometimes our first notion is to quit, give up and simply give in.

Folks life is way too short, to not follow through, regrets are too painful.

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What is it that you have been putting on the back burner? What is it that you have failed at and can’t bother to try again?

Then this message is for you and only you, get up  and try again …follow through.

The time is now. I promise you when you do this one thing for yourself, so many other things in your life will come into alignment.  Don’t listen to the voices that are telling you can’t, because you my friend were wired for success.

Does it require a different approach? Does it require some additional help?  Let go of all the reasons why you can’t and try again. I dare you to Follow through.

Love Coach Rese

Red Quinoa & Jerk Barbecue veggie

Today’s delicious lunch was Red Quinoa and Jerk Barbecue Veggie. This meal serves two persons.



Quinoa Prep:


1 tablespoon of vegan butter

1 small red onion

1/2  table spoon (Bragg liquid amino or organic soy sauce)

1 cup of Red Quinoa


Gently rinse quinoa, 1 cup of quinoa to  2 cups of water in medium pan.  Bring quinoa and liquid to boil. Add Bragg liquid amino, vegan butter, add chopped red onion. Keep heat to medium for first 5 minutes and then reduce to low heat for next 15 minutes. Keep the pot covered and simmer until tender. Fluff occasionally with fork.

Jerk Barbecue Veggie:


1/3 of a head  Cauliflower

1 small Red onion

2 stalks of escallion(green onions)

10 String beans

2 cloves of garlic

1  Zucchini

2 Veggie Sausage

2 tablespoons of oil (organic avocado, coconut or sesame)

1 table spoon of Jerk Marinade

1 tablespoon of barbecue sauce


In a large frying pan, pour one table spoon of oil, I used avocado. Add chopped veggie sausages (diced). Add chopped cauliflower. Allow veggie sausage and Cauliflower to slightly brown. Add your favorite spices (I used Cajun spices). The add your Sting beans(I cut each bean stalk in 3 removing tips). Add zucchinis next, garlic(don’t forget to slice the garlic in tiny pieces). Top with your red onions. Go ahead and add your marinated jerk seasoning, stir everything together. You want a crunchy  consistency so don”t over cook. Ensure to add some Barbecue sauce at the end.


Plating: 1/2 cup of Quinoa sprinkle chopped green onions, and serving of delicious jerk barbecue veggies. ENJOY.

Drink More – Water

Did you know by increasing your daily water intake you could loose up to 5lbs more?


CUT your caloric intake by drinking 1 to 2 glasses of water before each meal.
Our bodies do not know the difference between hunger and thirst, which is why sometimes we over EAT!
Ditch that SODA, Sugary Juices and Load upon your H2O.

YOUR body will thank you for it!

You will crave less foods and Your metabolism will increase – -RESULT ———> SHED more FAT.

Juicing – Dark Green Veggies

greenjWant to feel ENERGIZED, Improve your MOOD? DROP a few pound even, then keep reading!

Do you lack energy? Are you always tired? Are you struggling to shed those extra pound? Craving sweets?

Green juices are liquid gold for boosts of energy.


Dark Green leafy vegetables are often missing from the average person’s diet. It contains so much goodness, it’s simply incredible! If you find yourself lacking energy, feeling off balance, craving way too much junk, then consuming more dark greens could potentially be your answer.

While it is important to eat our greens, we simply cannot eat enough to get the amount of daily nutrients our bodies requires, so guess what, let us DRINK our veggies!

How will juicing ORGANIC DARK GREEN Veggies benefit you?

They are nutrient dense, packed with loads of zinc, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, vitamins A,C, E and K. They are also rich in fiber, chlorophyll, folic acid and micronutrients and phytochemical.

ACTS as a natural plant-based multivitamin. No need to take synthetic supplements when you can get the real deal!

JUICING Organic (Pesticide free and Non Genetically modified) DARK GREEN VEGETABLES will:

Purify your blood
Reduced sugar cravings Improve Circulation
Strengthen your Immune system Significantly improve your mood

be a Natural Anti- depressant
Boost Energy
Improve liver, gall bladder and kidney function Improve Sleep
Help in Weight Management
What are you waiting for? Starting Juicing today!

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