7 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight...and What To Do About It
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7 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight...and What To Do About It

Learn what's keeping you from seeing rapid progress on the scale. Work with your body for fast, permanent weight loss!
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Created by Kerri Gaither
Last updated 4/2015
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  • 35 mins on-demand video
  • 10 mins on-demand audio
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand why the scale doesn't always reflect your weight loss efforts.
  • Recognize how your body and personal lifestyle reflects on the scale.
  • Anticipate, modify and manage the 7 factors that keep weight loss from showing on the scale.
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  • A desire to lose weight and to truly understand how their body and lifestyle is going to play a role during weight loss.

One of the biggest challenges that continues to discourage steady weight loss is: the scale.

When the scale doesn't reflect as much as you expect, doesn't show a loss at all – or even worse – reflects a gain, this can easily be the final straw in your weight loss efforts causing you to get off track once again.

This course identifies how to understand your body's natural weight loss patterns and examines 7 common reasons that the scale doesn't reveal your true efforts.

Learn to Work With Your Natural Weight Loss Patterns to Reach Your Goal Weight

  • Know when and how to weigh for the most accurate results
  • Keep frustration from causing additional lulls and detours in your weight loss journey
  • Understand your body to better customize your weight loss efforts and reach your goal more quickly.

Get to Know Your Body for Smooth, Speedy and Less Frustrating Weight Loss

Frustration is the number one reason that diets, exercise programs and all other weight loss efforts fail. When you work hard to eat right, exercise and make drastic changes to your lifestyle - you expect to see results.

The sad thing is - often it is not your fault. You may be giving up when there is an easy fix or explanation.

There are 7 factors that can cause drastic effects on the scale including slow progress, no loss, or even drastic gains. Before getting frustrated it is important to know and understand these 7 factors and determine if 1 or more of them is acting as a barrier between you and your results on the scale.

Depending on which factors are affecting you there are things you can do to combat them and see your full weight loss more quickly and easily.

Understanding the true nature of how your body is reflecting on the scale can keep you from getting frustrated and keep you on track once and for all - until your goal weight and for life!

Contents and Overview

This course contains 17 lectures and over 40 minutes of content. It's designed for anyone who wants to lose weight, regardless of your experience. This course contains specific information about hormones and chemicals that affect the body but also provides general concepts that can be easily adapted to your own life.

This course includes questionnaires that help you to identify areas of improvement that can help speed your weight loss progress as well as links to additional resources.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will learn what factors affect the scale, how to identify which are affecting you at any given time and gather tips on how to avoid, manage or simply wait out these challenges.
  • You will learn how the most important things are your mindset and your motivation to keep the scale moving down.
  • By the end of this course, you'll have a better understanding of how your lifestyle and factors outside your control affect the scale and how to manage or deal with them to stay on track for successful weight loss.
Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone losing weight or planning to lose weight who wants to understand what to expect on the scale.
  • Anyone who gets frustrated when the scale doesn't reflect the weight loss they anticipate.
  • Anyone who gets off track losing weight when they don't see fast results on the scale.
  • Anyone who wants a better understanding of their body and how different lifestyle factors affect their weight.
  • Anyone who wants to speed up the weight loss process by knowing when to weigh, how to weigh and when the number on the scale isn't showing their true weight loss yet.
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Curriculum For This Course
2 Lectures 05:05

Students will understand the basis of the course and what this course intends to teach and outline.

Preview 05:05

A little more background information about Kerri Gaither, a dedicated weight loss coach and the instructor of this course.

More About the Instructor
2 pages
The Scale: When To Weigh & What To Expect
1 Lecture 05:25

Have a basic understanding of the best times to weigh yourself and why as well as understand that the body reflects weight loss in certain patterns that may take longer than expected.

Preview 05:25
Patterns of Weight Loss
1 Lecture 03:04

Every person, depending on their lifestyle, body type, genes, schedule, routines and preferences will have different weight loss patterns show on the scale. It is important to understand and identify these patterns to keep from getting frustrated before the scale reflects true weight loss. Managing expectations can keep you from expecting results more quickly than they should actually be showing and stay motivated through any and all 'waiting-periods'.

What is Your Weight Loss Pattern?
The Affects of Stress & Cortisol
3 Lectures 04:28

Stress causes a surplus of the hormone cortisol which can reflect as water weight on the scale. It is important to always evaluate your current level of stress and understand how it may be reflecting on the scale (and in particular - avoid a snowball effect of additional 'scale related stress'!)

The Affects of Stress

Ways to Identify, Manage and Reduce Stress
3 pages

Print and answer these questions to help you identify your current stressors, what you may be able to do about them and how to balance out other areas of your life to counter-act the stressful areas.

Stress Questionnaire
2 pages
The Daily Affects of Sodium & Water Retention
1 Lecture 02:41

The body can retain water for numerous reasons. It is important to try and identify when this is happening as well as do everything in your power to counter-act the effects. At the very least, knowing that water weight is showing on the scale, wait to weigh and avoid frustration over the number on the scale!

Are You Suffering From Water Retention?
The Affect of Hormones on the Scale
1 Lecture 02:38

Hormones play a very large roll in the way the body operates and the number that shows on the scale. Identifying a high level of hormones at any given time can help you to know when is best to weigh and what you are seeing on the scale and why.

How Are Your Hormones Affecting the Scale?
Medications, Your Body and the Scale...
1 Lecture 02:41

It is important to check the side affects of any medications as well as talk with your doctor whenever medications are presecribed to see how they may affect your weight loss.

How Medications Affect the Scale
Illness & Injury...
1 Lecture 07:22

When your body is ill or injured it will use everything in it's power to heal. During this time, you may not see accurate results on the scale due to swelling or other complications. It is important to place getting better at the top of your priorities so that you get back to healthy weight loss.

Ill or Injured? - See it on the Scale!
Sleep More to Lose More
3 Lectures 05:48

Sleep plays a larger roll in weight loss than most think. Sleep is the body's chance to rest and rebuild. Sleep keeps the body's chemicals balanced to help you stay happy, healthy and in control of your hunger and eating style. Without enough sleep all of these chemicals and processes are out of balance and your weight loss can veer off track very quickly. Learn how to develop healthy sleep patterns that appropriately re-boot your body for rapid weight loss.

Sleep to Lose

Learn ways to get enough sleep and improve your sleep for rapid and healthy weight loss.

Speed Your Weight Loss With Improved Sleep
2 pages

Sleep Questionnaire
1 page
Air Travel & Change of Routine...
1 Lecture 04:29

Air travel causes water retention and a change of routine can disrupt the body's natural weight loss patterns. It is important to keep your travel schedule and natural routines in mind to know how they may be reflecting on the scale.

How Travel and Change of Routine shows on the scale
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About the Instructor
Kerri Gaither
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Weight Loss Coach

Kerri Gaither, M.A. Weight Loss Coach


I have been a weight loss coach for over 6 years now and I find it to be the most rewarding job in the world. I understand how weight affects each and every area of a person's life and thus how we can improve all aspects of their life as they gain health, self confidence and happiness!


As a mother, wife, entrepreneur, self-published author and a marathon runner I understand that - the harder the challenge - the more worthwhile it is!

My goal is to help as many people as possible navigate through the weight loss process so they can find the health benefits, joy and pride that awaits them at the journeys end!