Your Daily Habits May Be Causing Your Weight-loss Resistance


lack of sleepIf you’ve hit what seems to be a “weight-loss plateau” where your weight stalls and no matter what you do you can’t budge the scale down, you need to reflect on the type of lifestyle you are following.

Although it seems as though it’s a mystery you’ll never solve, there are a few important culprits that could be stalling the whole operation.

Funny thing is these culprits for the most part are not unusual and mysterious…they are obvious and right in front of us (things we do everyday)…if we know where to look.

If you currently suffer with weight loss resistance, stop making things so difficult (stop looking under and around things) and look at the obvious…because that’s where you’re going to find the solution.

Here’s some of the most obvious culprits you need to address if weight-loss resistance is your issue:

  • Toxicity: Studies have proven that environmental toxins can trigger fat gain and even bring on diabetes. Not only that, but a highly toxic body can cause sensitivity to smells, create insulin resistance, and effect sex hormone balances.
  • Stress: Particularly chronic stress. Elevated levels of the stress hormone cortisol actually cause the body to store fat and break down muscle. Research shows that “stress-induced cortisol actually contributes to central fat for women. Find out what relieves your stress and do it often. You might like walking in nature…meditating or doing yoga.
  • Excess Cardio: Many people, especially women who indulge in excessive cardio simply cannot figure out why they have hit a weight plateau. Focusing on high intensity work-outs is yesterday’s news. They now know that kind of workout on a consistent basis requires huge amounts of carbohydrates to sustain and promotes over production of insulin. It actually generates high levels of the stress hormone cortisol (the one you don’t want to over-induce). This causes people to be susceptible to injury, infections, and depletion of muscle and bone density while encouraging their bodies to hold onto excess fat.
  • Intolerance to food: Certain food intolerances can cause leaky gut and inflammation. Gluten, dairy, soy, corn, sugar, peanuts and artificial sweeteners as well as eggs can all be culprits. Going gluten free is gaining popularity for many reasons. Studies show that a gluten-free diet does reduce fat gain, insulin resistance and inflammation. Use an elimination diet for 3 weeks to discover your particular culprit…however, remember that you must completely clean your diet of any potential food intolerances.
  • Lack of Sleep: Studies done at the University of Chicago showed that even those who seemed to be on the perfect exercise and diet routines were still at a higher risk for weight gain if they did not get at least 8 hours of good quality sleep per night. If you struggle to fall asleep at night, try taking a hot bath before retiring and uses melatonin or other natural sleep inducers.

Most weight-loss resistant bodies are that way because of lifestyles and those answers are literally right in front of us…if we are paying attention.

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