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Struggling To Lose Weight, Then Read This Now

We try to eat right, we exercise, but then we get onto the scale and nothing changes. Why are we not able to lose those extra pounds? Then we see ads for diet supplements, fat burners and we surf the net looking for diet plans, from no dairy, no carbs, no meat to only meat. It can be confusing, and rightly, it is, since if you take that route you might end up missing out understanding what is actually wrong with your body.

Firstly, you should not feel alone. It is a common problem, and measured against the fact that more than $150 billion in annual profits in the US and Europe are made on weight loss products you can understand this is big business. Scary is that many of the diet supplements are not regulated, and can lead to some serious health complications, we should rather be looking at some underlining causes of your weight problem.

Some diseases and other factors that can make weight loss hard

Certain health conditions can affect your weight. These can include lipdema, hypothyroidism, or even Polycystic ovary syndrome.

Lipedema is a common condition that effects woman’s legs and hips. Fat builds up and it becomes difficult to lose. Other symptoms of this condition are bruising easy and pain.

Hypothyroidism is when you thyroid function below what it should. The impact is that your metabolism, which this gland regulates, slows down which makes it difficult to lose weight.

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition where by insulin resistance and hormonal driven fat buildups in the belly.

The yo-yo diets

Another cause why you might struggle to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight could be your habit of going on diets. Firstly, diets do not work. A healthy lifestyle does.

The problem with diets, particularly yo-yo diets are that your body will struggle to shake off the fat after each diet. The issues are that once you are done with your diet, your body will store extra fat as a result you can become fatter than where you started. More so, yo-yo diets can cause an immune response in fat tissue that can make fat loss more demanding.

Also, as you change your eating you can influence your gut bacteria that in the long term can mean actual weight gain.

Your age

Our age can also make it hard to lose weight. As we age, even on a healthy diet, we struggle more to maintain a steady weight. Woman for instance after menopause due to hormonal changes might find it very difficult to lose weight. But the main reason is as we age our metabolism slows down a bit.

Gestational influences

We are the product of our parents. This means our genes doomed us, but what is more, during the time we were in our mother’s womb, we were exposed to our mother’s diet and her weight gain. Research has indicated that woman that gain a lot during pregnancy will deliver fat babies, which will become fat adults. More so, your mom’s diet affected your future weight problems. This is true of Western diets, where the babies will have slower metabolisms, which will be with them for the rest of their lives.

Understanding our weight gain and the problems of not being able to lose weight are important so we can find the correct action plan to deal with it. These can range from health conditions, our diet habits, our age and our mother’s diet during her pregnancy.

What can you do?

When it comes to health, research studies have shown that being fit is more important than being thin. So ignore the fashion mags that use underweight models, rather focus on yourself and working out regularly. You will look great and feel even better.

You should develop a healthier relationship with food. Ignore diets, rather choose nourishing foods, eat loads of small meals throughout the day, and eat according to your body type.

You should also recall that losing and regaining weight frequently leads to greater than before fat storage and weight gain over time.

Then also reduce stress and frustration, by shifting your focus to make optimal health your primary goal might even potentially lead to natural weight loss over time. You could try yoga, and other breathing exercises to help you distress and focus on what you want.

The bottom line

Do not lose faith, and do not build unrealistic ideas about your weight either. Give us a shout and tell us your success stories and the lessons you have learned.

When it comes to health, research studies have shown that being fit is more important than being thin. So ignore the fashion mags that use underweight models, rather focus on yourself and working out regularly. You will look great and feel even better.

You should develop a healthier relationship with food. Ignore diets, rather choose nourishing foods, eat loads of small meals throughout the day, and eat according to your body type.

You should also recall that losing and regaining weight frequently leads to greater than before fat storage and weight gain over time.

Then also reduce stress and frustration, by shifting your focus to make optimal health your primary goal might even potentially lead to natural weight loss over time. You could try yoga, and other breathing exercises to help you distress and focus on what you want.

 

 

About Jacques Dippenaar

Jacques is an influential health blogger and researcher helping readers explore interesting facts and information.

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