Losing weight can prove to be a difficult task, especially if you don’t know where to start.
Without an experienced professional to help guide you through the process, you may feel as if you’ve tried everything with little to no success. Fortunately, the secret to weight loss may be simpler than you think.
For the majority of people, difficulty losing weight can be attributed to three main reasons.
1. You don’t exercise regularly
If you intend to lose weight, exercise is a must. Health experts recommend working out for at least thirty minutes every day. Regular exercise will help you burn extra calories and regulate the production of a hormone called cortisol, which is closely associated with obesity.
Your body produces cortisol when you’re stressed as a way to prepare for fight or flight. This consumes carbohydrates and fat, which causes your appetite to increase as your body recovers from the stress as compensation.
2. You are not eating healthy
What you eat plays a major role in determining how your body looks. If you intend to lose weight, but eat processed foods rich in trans fats, salt, and sugars, you are doing more harm than good to your body. These substances tamper with your digestion, as well as your metabolism. Processed foods lack nutrients and won't satisfy you, meaning you’ll have to eat more to manage your cravings. Instead, modify your diet to include more fruits, vegetables, and proteins.
These foods contain nutrients that promote weight loss and will leave you feeling more full while eating less. Also, staying properly hydrated will improve your digestion and catalyze reactions that result in burning off extra calories, so it’s important to ensure that you drink enough water every day.
3. You are not sleeping well
Lastly, you can't overlook the importance of getting enough sleep. Sleep is crucial in promoting your overall health, as well as successfully losing weight. Studies have shown that those who don’t get enough sleep have a tendency to consume high-calorie foods the next day. This is because lack of sleep negatively affects your leptin and ghrelin hormones, thereby increasing your appetite. To ensure your body is fully rested, experts recommend aiming for about seven to eight hours of sleep each night.
Getting the body of your dreams can feel like an uphill battle sometimes... However, if you exercise regularly, eat healthfully, and sleep well, you will be in a better position to reach your weight loss goals, and to do so within the shortest time possible!
It could also be a hormonal imbalance...
You have a handle on your exercise, nutrition, and sleep regimen but the scale still won't budge?
It could be a hormonal imbalance that is making it impossible for you to lose weight.
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