Are you tired of trying to lower the number on the scale only to instead lower your self-esteem when it doesn't go to plan? You're not alone. Millions of people make weight loss resolutions every year. Unfortunately, many of them never see their goal met. In our latest blog, we'll explore how’s there’s more to weight loss than dieting.
Unsuccessful Weight Loss – Why Does It Happen?
You're doing everything right. You're watching what you eat, you're exercising regularly and you're even drinking eight glasses of water a day. Unfortunately, weight loss isn’t always that simple. While some may seem to be able to drop pounds without breaking a sweat, others find themselves struggling to lose even a few ounces. Here are four factors that can contribute to difficulty with weight loss.
One: A Slow Metabolism
A slow metabolism can be a weight loss roadblock. Many people associate a slow metabolism with weight gain, but a slow metabolism can make it harder to lose weight as well. A slow metabolism means that your body burns fewer calories at rest, so you must eat less and exercise more to lose weight. This can be frustrating for people, but there are ways to boost your metabolism.Exercise is one of the best ways to rev up your metabolism. As well as, eating small meals throughout the day.
Two: Stress Eating
You're eating healthy foods and exercising regularly, but those last few pounds just won't seem to quit. The culprit may be emotional eating. When we eat in response to our emotions, we're more likely to make unhealthy choices and overeat. We are also less likely to stick to weight loss plans.
Lack of Sleep
When we don't get enough sleep, our bodies produce more of the hormone ghrelin, which increases appetite. At the same time, we produce less of the hormone leptin, which tells us when we're full. As a result, we end up eating more than we would if we were well-rested. In addition, lack of sleep can lead to cravings for sugary and high-fat foods. So, if you're struggling to lose weight, make sure you're getting enough rest.
A recent study published in the journal of obesity provides some interesting insights.Researchers examined the genetic data of nearly 14,000 people who had participated in weight loss programs and found that those with certain genetic variants were more likely to lose weight and keep it off than others. The study also found that certain genetic variants were associated with increased hunger and cravings, which could make weight loss more difficult. While this doesn't mean that weight loss is impossible, it does make it more difficult for some.
Remember, there is no one-size-fits-all solution to weight loss. What works for one person may not work for another. If you're struggling to lose weight, talk to a doctor to find a plan that works for you!
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