You’ve done everything you can to lose the weight, you’re eating right, you’re exercising and still nothing! On a side note, I know it can be frustrating because I’m going through it myself as we speak. My issues are hormonal at this point and I’m working on restoring my gut health and re-balancing my hormones. I also had my genetic test completed with Maximized Genetics and learned that the best way of eating for me would be a gluten-free Mediterranean type diet including a ton of vegetables daily. This was very informative and has helped me tremendously. I’ll have the link to Maximized Genetic at the end of the blog for those interested.
Ok so to get back to the original point of this post, here’s something you may not know. Weight loss isn’t just about calories in and calories out, sometimes there are a ton of other factors involved. Do you know which ones could be affecting you?
Here’s a list listing off other reasons why you might be having a hard time losing weight:
Eating at odd times day to day
Dietary toxins in your foods, i.e. glyphosate, pesticides, antibiotics, hormones, herbicides, GMOs, xenoestrogens found in plastics like BPA (compounds that mimic estrogen in the body), etc.
Everyday toxins: Teflon pans, aluminum in deodorant and pans, cleaning products, fabric softeners, laundry detergent, cosmetics and beauty care products, perfumes, etc.
Drinking fluoride & chlorine water and using fluoride products
Drinking energy drinks
Not eating enough quality food daily and eating too much non-quality foods such as: inflammatory oils like canola, corn, vegetable, soy, cottonseed, safflower, sunflower, peanut, margarine, etc., sugar, conventional dairy, conventional eggs, conventional meats, farmed fish, processed boxed foods, candy, sweets, pastries, pies, soda drinks, etc.
Not eating enough protein daily
Sitting too long
Not drinking enough water, leading to dehydration
Not sleeping enough
Disrupting your circadian rhythm: going to bed too late and waking up too early
And there are many more not included on this list. But this is definitely a start. If you’re serious about your weight loss, and your heart and mind are in the right place, create a check list and go through each of these items, one at a time and make the necessary changes you feel might help you.
Every single effort you make towards yourself will pay off, and remember to love yourself and to not be so hard on yourself. Encourage every effort you make, and when you see yourself in the mirror, please stop the criticism, just tell yourself how beautiful you are and love yourself. Every time you’re negative to yourself you create inflammation in your body which in turn creates more issues. So be your number 1 fan, your biggest cheerleader and help yourself succeed!