You’ve been walking the straight and narrow—counting calories, working out—and yet you’re not dropping pounds. What gives? The answer may be hiding out amid the random things you do over the course of an average day—those little habits that have seemingly no connection to weight loss, but may in fact be sabotaging your best get-fit efforts.
Ask yourself these questions, and if you answer yes to any of them, you may have found your personal diet defeaters. Outwit them and you’ll soon be back on track to a leaner, fitter you.
We made an research and consulted doctors, nutrition’s to find out more about losing weight and here are 5 reasons that we found.
One think we don’t have a direct control on is our nervous system and believe or not it is very important. “It regulates heart rate, respiration rate, temperature control, and immune and hormonal systems while we get on with our lives.” – explains Weaver
Our nervous system has two parts: the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) our ‘fight or flight’ system and the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) our ‘rest and repair’ system. And this to parts should work in balance but usually this is not the case. Most of the people are living in the state of SNS which mean that they are in a constant hurry and the body produce adrenaline which burns glucose as fuel but it doesn’t burn body fat. The PNS helps as to feel calm and it is stimulated by rest.
We suggest: try doing yoga exercises for 5-10 min when you wake up or before going to bed
Many scientific studies have proved a link between the amount of hours that you sleep and the likelihood of weight gain.
It has been shown that too little sleep, or sleep deprivation, affects your ability to concentrate and to make healthy food choices the following day. It is not that you actually lose weight in your sleep, but if you are regularly sleep-deprived, your metabolism will not be functioning properly. Combine this with the increased desire for a high-carb or sugary pick me up and that is a recipe for disaster.
Feelings of overwhelming sadness can promote unhealthy eating habits and lack of motivation to exercise and can result in weight gain for some.
However, antidepressant medications can also play a role in weight gain. At least 25% of people who take antidepressants, including the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI) gain at least 10 lbs or more.
Usually our emotions are also our not good friends when we are trying to lose weight. Lead by emotions we usually can eat a whole chocolate or some height fat meal. But when our emotions are controlling us we can’t stop eating we just need to kill the pain with more food.
We suggest: If you fill numb and full with negative emotions, try mindfulness practices to help you feel the feelings and acknowledge that the feelings themselves can’t hurt you and will eventually go away.
For the female population the week before your period, weight gain is usually the case. In this period some females can put up to 6 and a half pounds pre-menstrually, and this happens because of the retaining fluid caused by rising oestrogen levels. Levels of progesterone drop at this time, which makes matters worse. Stress, sex hormones and high insulin can all contribute to weight gain.
We suggest: The week before your period when you fill your tummy heavy, swollen breasts or weight gain, try cutting out coffee and replacing it with herbal tea for four weeks to see if symptoms subside.
If you are exercising for a months and eating well with no results, first thing you need to do is have your blood glucose levels and your blood insulin levels tested. The best carbohydrates are from whole foods.
We suggest: Eat vegetables and fruit and make sure your meals contain protein such as lean meat, fish, eggs or pulses with some fat such as avocado, nuts, seeds, olive oils and olives as this combination can slow the release of glucose into the blood, requiring less insulin.