Surprising reasons why you are not losing weight

Surprising reasons why you are not losing weight

Many people complain that they are eating less but not losing weight. A few others say they are exercising but not losing weight on scales and if you are one of them then you need to take a closer look at it and find the reasons.

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  • Diet lacks a healthy mix: Weight loss diet must be a mix of all essential nutrients while limiting calorie rich foods.
  • Binge eating: Depriving of food and then overindulging in unhealthy foods can disturb the hormone balance.
  • Eating more after a workout: After exercising, some feel hungrier and end up consuming more calories than losing.
  • Hypothyroidism: People who have sluggish thyroid or hypothyroidism do not lose weight easily.
  • PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease): Due to hormonal imbalance, the body increases in weight and it becomes difficult to lose weight.
  • Stress: People who are stressed find it difficult to lose weight due to the increased secretion of stress hormone cortisol and stress eating.
  • Sitting more and moving less at work: Exercising regularly is good.
  • But being physically inactive for long hours may also affect the weight loss regime.
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  • High blood sugar levels: High blood sugar levels can affect your weight loss regime.
  • Alcohol - Drinking alcohol in excess causes problems in weight loss. One reason is that alcohol itself adds to the calorie intake.
  • Over focused: Being focused on the target is good, but being over focused may be harmful.
  • As it might make you feel hungrier and increase the craving for junk food to make up for the lost energy.
  • Less muscle mass: People who have less muscle mass will find it difficult to lose weight, they have to first build muscle before they can lose weight.
  • Some medications: Some hormonal medications, anti- depressants and anti-allergic can cause problems in losing weight.

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