Losing weight is one thing, keeping the weight off is a whole different ball game that has left very many weight loss hopefuls baffled. You are not losing weight due to the following reasons:
- Hormonal imbalance
If you have unhealthy eating habits, live a sedentary lifestyle and are overweight, you are at higher risk of developing a hormonal imbalance. You will feel bloated, fatigued, achy, have memory fogs, have problems with menstruation, as well as sleep, experience depression, mood swings and gain weight
- Vitamin D deficiency
While Vitamins D can be manufactured by your body provided you’re exposed to sunlight, increasing your D intake has been shown to keep hunger and cravings in check and consequently boost weight loss.
- Poor gut health
Did you know that your gut health or lack thereof, can determine how well you respond to certain weight loss foods? Unhealthy gut bacteria have also been shown to make you crave the wrong foods, therefore taking a probiotic supplement will change your gut microbiomes and help you lose weight.
- You are overtraining
Have you have been pounding the pavement a bit too much but not shedding a single pound? Too much exercise without giving it a break can cause inflammation in your body that drains your metabolism and explains why you’re unable to lose weight because of all the compounding inflammation.
- You are inactive
It could be due to the nature of your job, but living a sedentary life is the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality and weight gain.
- You’ve hit a plateau
A plateau occurs when your body adapts to your food intake and exercise routine. Your body uses fewer calories to perform the same work, which is why to beat the plateau you need to start mixing things up in terms of your workout routine. Combine yoga, HIIT exercises, strength, and endurance training to target all the muscles in your body and induce weight loss.
- Portion out of control
Are you eating more than you need? By making your portions smaller without exceeding your daily requirement of calories, you can make your stomach smaller, which helps you reduce the need for food, you will not feel hungry or crave junk food and consequently aid weight loss.
- You are binge eating
Binge eating can lead to weight gain or obesity and consequently reinforce further compulsive eating and related mood disorders, such as depression, chronic stress or anxiety.
- You’re under stress
Stress or emotional eating can occur when you’re feeling highly stressed and out of control of your life. Stress management techniques like meditating can help you stick to healthy eating habits.
You are also not losing weight because:
- You’re not chewing your food
- Your digestion and absorption is not optimal
- You’re not sleeping enough
- You’re not taking enough proteins
- You eat junk foods
- Your liver is full of toxins and needs a cleanse