Women are constantly striving for the ideal, sticking to rigid diets and exercising. They hope that they will lose extra pounds, and their weight will decrease. Unfortunately, nothing changes, and the weight does not shift. You can even put on weight. Why is that? What is the reason?
A constant weight that does not change is a real fear for many women. We try to control ourselves by consuming the right and harmless products, but, nevertheless failure still overtakes us. It's like a vicious circle… we begin to limit ourselves, which later brings terrible consequences.
One of these consequences is stress. And, as we all know, stress is the killer of our health. Is it worth it? So if you are having trouble getting rid of some excess pounds, it’s time to look deeper into the reasons why. Scroll down to see a list of 14 barriers on the way to dream weight.
#1. Unbalanced Hormones
You constantly feel tired, suffer from PMS, experience irregular periods, feel irritated and depressed ... you cannot lose weight. All this may indicate that you have a hormonal imbalance. It’s time to visit the doctor.
#2. Vitamin “D” Deficiency
People who have low Vitamin D may suffer from weight gain and several metabolic processes. In case you spend most of your time indoors, you should consult a doctor to check your Vitamin D.
#3. Improper Exercising
You can exercise too much or practice some not-useful workouts that can be a barrier to weight loss. Your body needs a little shock, so you should try different workout techniques, such as weight training, Pilates, yoga and interval training. In fact, weight training is the key to weight loss, because it helps boost your metabolism.
#4. Digestion and Absorption are Not Optimal
In fact, gut health determines your overall wellbeing. Your gut has good bacteria that help fight disease, process your food, make nutrients and make hormones, etc. Therefore, you should eat well-balanced meals that are easy to digest and absorb.
#5. Sedentary Lifestyle
You have a sedentary lifestyle, and you practically do not move. In fact, inactivity will not help you lose weight. Try to move more, just walk for 20 minutes to have lunch or do a little workout during lunch.
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#6. Binge Eating
You eat too much food throughout the day. Unfortunately, even eating healthy foods in large quantities can lead to weight gain. Therefore, it is important to put good portions on your plate: ¼ of the plate should be protein, ¼ carbohydrate and ½ veggies. You should eat 5 to 6 small meals a day. Do not forget to listen to your body.
#7. You do not chew your food
You should chew your food until it's liquid; this simple process will help you lose weight and improve digestion.
#8. High Stress Levels
Stress has a negative effect on weight; high cortisol is linked to blood sugar imbalance and weight gain around the midsection.
#9. Bad Sleep
A healthy sleep is the key to your health and overall wellbeing. Your body needs at least 6 to 8 hours of sleep to repair.
#10. Crazy Diet
Some women like to tire themselves with cruel diets, reducing the consumption of most foods. This is not an option. These “crazy diets” can lead you to high stress levels and health problems.
#11. You do not cook at home
You prefer to go to restaurants and cafes instead of cooking at home. It’s very cool, but you do not know what products chefs use in restaurants for cooking. They can use the worst vegetable oils, heavy amounts of butter and oil, and poor-quality produce. You should learn how to cook at home.
#12. You do not consume protein
Protein is a saturated macronutrient that helps us balance blood sugar and, therefore, helps to control our weight.
#13. You do not consume good fats
Many women do not consume good fats, because they believe that they will gain weight from them. Actually it is not so. Good fats are very important for your brain and for making hormones.
#14. Your liver is sluggish
Most likely, you lead an unhealthy lifestyle, and your diet contains alcohol, coffee and sugar. When your liver is sluggish, it struggles to handle substances, toxins, hormones effectively and this leads to toxic build up, and then to weight gain. You need a good cleanse.
The BetterMe Team wants you and those close to you to live a healthy, happy life! Your health is a valuable thing; look after your body and your mind so that you can live your life to the fullest – Remember you only get one!
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