It can be extremely frustrating if you put hours and hours of work into losing weight and it is simply not happening. There are numerous reasons why you may not be achieving your goals, but many of them are hidden beneath the surface. Take a look at these common reasons for not achieving weight loss, and see if any resonate with you.
You’re Not Eating Enough
Wait, hear me out! Overeating is obviously a cause of weight gain, but not eating enough may also cause an issue. If you don’t eat enough, your blood sugar levels can increase and your body may attempt to store more fat than it needs. You should try to eat something every three hours, as well as before and after any exercise. There’s no point trying to starve yourself as it simply doesn’t work.
You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep
The importance of a good night’s sleep on your physical and mental well being cannot be overstated. Without it, your body may not be able to repair itself and will retain more water than it needs to. There are a number of different methods you can try if you’re not sleeping well. Try to get into a regular sleeping routine that involves you relaxing your body through bathing or yoga. Ban all electronic devices from the bedroom, and try using earplugs or a sleeping mask if you are disturbed by excessive light or sound.
You Have A Hormone Or Thyroid Imbalance
If you try everything else but are still finding weight loss difficult, it may be the case that you have a hormone or thyroid imbalance. For more information about your thyroid take a look at http://www.thealternativedaily.com/is-my-thyroid-making-me-fat/. Go to your doctor if you find that you have any problems, and they will be able to work with you to put in place a health routine that is more suited to your health issues.
You’re Not Drinking Enough Water
Water has all sorts of health benefits, and not drinking enough of it can cause your body to retain excess weight as well as increasing inflammation levels. Water can help stave off your unhealthy cravings, helping you to boost your energy levels and live a more active lifestyle. If you regularly drink fruit juice or any other type of excessively sugary drink, replacing this with water can go along way towards helping with your weight loss efforts.
Your Body Is Under Stress
When your cortisol levels are way up there, all your hormones are affected as well. If you are in a state of high alert all the time, your body will find it much trickier to get to the level of relaxation it needs to lose weight. Similarly, if you are pushing your body too hard through intense workouts, you may be piling unnecessary stress onto yourself. Try building in yoga into your workout routines which has the added benefits of calming you down and giving you time for your mind to rest.
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