Why can't I lose weight?

Diva - 19 Apr 22

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There are so many suggestions or thoughts people run through when they think why they cannot lose weight. What is the reason you can not lose weight?

1.Is it because I skip breakfast?

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it is what helps us to fuel our bodies. When you take a pass on that first meal of the day, it can work against you. You're likely to get hungrier later, so you may overdo it at lunch. Your metabolism also slows down, causing your body to keep on to the fat reserves to use as energy later as you are not feeding your body. This ends up in weight gain.

Try to eat within an hour of waking up. A high-fiber, protein-packed breakfast can help you feel full, longer. Try cottage cheese with fruit, eggs with whole-wheat toast, or Greek yogurt with a banana.

2.Do I eat too close to bedtime?

A late-night meal can spell trouble for your weight loss plan. It may raise your body temperature, blood sugar, and insulin, which makes it harder for you to burn fat. Try to eat dinner at least 3-4 hours before you go to sleep.

Be careful about snacking after supper. You take in more calories than you realize when you nibble while you watch TV or use the computer. You may also be tempted to eat unhealthy foods like ice cream or potato chips.

3.Is it because I'm under too much stress?

It's possible. It can make you reach for high-calorie, high-fat foods. Your body also tends to store more fat when you're stressed out. Your chemical process in your body can produce more hormones during stress periods, fluctuating hormones spell trouble for weight loss.

To reduce stress, try exercise or meditation.

4.Do I burn calories slower than other people?

Possibly. How fast you burn them is based on your metabolism -- chemical reactions that maintain your body.

If you have a slow metabolism, your genes may be to blame and skipping meals will also cause this in the long run. Or you may not have enough lean muscle mass. People with lean, muscular bodies burn more calories than people with a higher percentage of body fat

5. Do I eat too much?

This could be the main reason. When you consume more calories than your body is able to burn, you will gain weight. It is a simple rule, calories in same as = calories out (weight stays the same) more calories than = calories out (weight gain) calories in and = more calories out (weight loss)

6.Getting older.

Your metabolism slows down about 2%-8% every decade. That may be from decreased muscle mass.

Eating too little. It sounds strange, but the truth is, if you skip meals or follow a very low-calorie diet, it can backfire by making you burn calories more slowly.
Want to ratchet up your metabolism? Lift weights to boost your lean muscle mass.

7.Am I getting enough sleep?

When you don't get your ZZZs, it can make it harder to lose weight. Your metabolism may slow and you won't burn calories as fast as you'd like.
You may also have less energy when you don't get enough sleep. That makes it harder to exercise.

When you're tired, you're more likely to make poor diet choices, like choosing sweets over fruit. In a recent study, people who didn't get enough sleep ate about 300 more calories per day than those who got more rest.

8.Is my thyroid acting up?

If it's underactive, you may have a condition called hypothyroidism. It can lead to weight gain from a buildup of salt and water in your body.

An overactive thyroid is called hyperthyroidism. Many people with it lose weight, but others pick up extra kilograms because it can make you feel hungrier.

How your thyroid affects your metabolism, energy, and weight is complicated. Other hormones, proteins, and chemicals may also play a role. Check with your doctor if you think it's a problem.

9.Is it due to a problem with my overall health?

Medical conditions make it tougher to slim down. Some things that could be causing your weight problems are:

Eating disorders like bulimia
Heart disease
Hormonal disorders
Sleep disorders like sleep apnea
Some medicines can also deal a blow to your efforts to drop some kilograms. For instance, you might have trouble losing weight if you take drugs for:
Birth control
High blood pressure
Bipolar disorder

If you have one of these conditions and weight is a problem for you, talk to your doctor. He / She may be able to change your medications.

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