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Ask the Dietitian: Why You Might Not Be Losing Weight

Kroger dietitian and nutritionist Molly Hembree explains why you might not be losing weight with a healthy diet and exercise.

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Kroger dietitian and nutrition instructor Molly Hembree, M.S., R.D., L.D., answers your health and wellness questions.

If I am eating healthy and exercising three to four days a week, why am I not losing weight?

There are many factors that influence whether we are gaining, losing or maintaining our body weight. Conditions like hypothyroidism; things like age, gender and sleeping habits; or even stages of life such as menopause can all complicate the weight-control equation.

Often I find that something could be amiss in our guesses with diet and exercise: Did our favorite veggie burger have more calories than we accounted for? Was that handful of nuts more like a half-cup than the proper quarter-cup? Was my dance class more low-impact than I thought?

A lot of inaccurate estimates could add up. I would suggest working with a registered dietitian to get it figured out (consider our Kroger dietitian services at krogerhealth.com).

Have a nutrition-related question for Molly? Send it to [email protected].

A registered dietitian with Kroger, Molly provides private nutrition counseling services and has been a public speaker, radio talk show guest, blog author and TV news presenter for Kroger. She enjoys helping customers simplify the confusing world of nutrition labels, diet intolerances, weight management or plant-based nutrition. When not at work, you can find her at a hip-hop dance class, snuggling with her cats or working on her food photography skills.

To learn more about the health benefits of eating plant-based foods read “Eat Yourself Healthy on a Plant-Based Diet.”

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