5 Possible Reasons Why Your Body is Weight Loss Resistant


scale1When you diet and give it “your all”…you do everything right, you eat your protein and fiber at all your meals, you exercise and take the right vitamins but…but your weight will not budge down that scale one pound more. Frustration sets in and eventually you give up your efforts thinking that nothing is going to work.

People who despite their best efforts struggle to lose weight are considered “weight loss resistant”.

If you’re one of the “frustrated one” doing all you believe is right to lose weight but not experiencing the desired results you need to discover the obstacles that are stalling your weight loss.

 Knowledge is power so with that in mind, here’s a few culprits that need attention, adjustment and balance in order to get your body back on tract and consistently losing weight again.

Lack of Sleep: Most people have no idea how important and valuable a good night’s sleep is to the success of their diets. There are many hormones that get unbalanced and go out of whack when you don’t get the required amount of uninterrupted sleep that your body requires to function at peak performance. The best thing to do in order to allow your body to wind-down is to turn off all electronics, and enjoy a nice relaxing hot bath. You can also take supplements/sleep aids like melatonin. When your body does not get enough sleep it effects your mind and in the end your decisions. You cannot make clear, decisive decisions if your mind is exhausted from lack of sleep.

Excessive Cardio: High intensity aerobic work-outs are a thing of the past. In order to sustain these work-outs, it requires large amounts of carbohydrates/sugar to sustain and it promotes hyperinsulinemia which is an over production of insulin. It also increases the production of free radicals as much as 10-20 times the normal rate as well as generating high levels of cortisol (the stress hormone). This imbalance opens you to injury, infection, bone density loss as well as depletion of muscle tissue. If that’s not bad enough, all of this encourages the body to deposit fat…never a good thing!

If you really want to “blast fat” you need to switch to high-intensity interval training (HIIT) or some sort of burst training. Studies have shown that burst training can actually improve your insulin resistance which aids in greater fat loss. You will not experience these benefits with hours of aerobic classes.

Food Intolerance: Food intolerance triggers inflammation and leaky gut which is an immune response. The most common offenders include dairy products, gluten, soy, corn, peanuts, artificial sweeteners, eggs, and sugar. Adopting a gluten-free diet has been shown to reduce fat gain, insulin and inflammation. If you find yourself in the “weight loss resistance” mode try an elimination diet for a few weeks to see if you can get the scale in the downward swing again…however, you must completely remove any potential intolerances.

Toxic Body: Every day in our modern environments we are constantly bombarded by toxins. They are in the water you drink and even the air you breathe. A recent study in the journal Lancet revealed that environmental toxins trigger fat gain and even cause diabetes. If you have sensitivity to odors, sex hormone imbalances or insulin resistance your body is most likely signaling to you that you have high toxic overload.

Chronic Stress: Elevated levels of cortisol (stress hormone) break down your precious muscle and store excess fat. Meditation, many kinds of yoga, deep breathing exercises and even healthy walks in nature are great to help eliminate any kind of stress and should become priorities.

You don’t have to experience weight loss resistance…you just need the right help to discover the causes and move beyond them and I can help with my “Stop Weight Loss Resistance” program. You can lose that unwanted stubborn weight…

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