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5 Reasons You’re Having a Hard Time Losing Weight

5 Reasons You’re Having a Hard Time Losing Weight

More than one in three adults are considered to be overweight. One of the most common goals among people is to lose weight. This is easier said than done. There are many reasons it can be so challenging to shed off the fat, but don’t make excuses. Once you are informed, make the changes. Let’s discuss the reasons you’re having a hard time losing weight.

Drinking Your Calories

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You’ve heard it a million times and you’re sick of hearing it. The truth is, drinking water is the number one thing you should be doing. You can be dehydrated even if you’re not exercising, which is why it’s important to drink water while at the office. When your body is dehydrated, the kidneys begin to function improperly. This causing your body to ask the liver for support. When the liver is working harder than it should, your body stores fat instead of burning it.

You’re Not Healthy Snacking

On average, the regular person should eat three meals a day along with one to two healthy snacks. Frequent eating keeps your blood sugar levels stable. This will decrease your sugar cravings and give you more energy through the day. The fewer cravings you have, the less junk food you will eat. Whole grains, leafy greens, whole eggs, beans and legumes, chicken and salmon are some examples of foods that are healthy and great tasting.

You’re Consuming More Calories Than You’re Burning

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A lot of the time people will start losing weight and then hit a plateau. This can happen because of two reasons. One reason is that you’ve started exercising and are beginning to be hungry more often. And since you’re hungry more often, you are eating a surplus of food. The other reason is that you’re not exercising at all. Changing your diet alone will make a huge difference in the look and feel of your body. But, once you’ve made the diet changes, you need to start burning fat. This is why making sure your exercises are varied is important. Take a look at some of the top exercises for your body and soul.

You Have A Poor Sleep Schedule

Prioritize sleep. Sleep is the main factor that affects our bodily function for the next day. The amount of sleep you get affects your diet and cravings, alters your fat cells, and affects your energy levels. One study showed that recurring sleep deprivation in men increased their cravings for junk food. For women, they were more likely to gain 11 pounds than the women who were getting seven hours of sleep a night. Sometimes sleep can feel unnecessary but it’s an important time for your body to unwind, restore, and regenerate for the next day.

Stress

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Stress affects all the areas of our lives that we just spoke about – cravings, exercise, and sleep. Stress is inevitable. But are you chronically stressed? A severe amount of stress can affect your cardiovascular, neuroendocrine and central nervous systems. All of our systems need to be healthy and energized for weight loss to occur. If you’re stressed, try ridding yourself of the things causing it and use exercise as an outlet.

Try applying these tips to your daily routine and you’ll notice a change in no time.We are proud to offer IV weight loss infusions to help you on your weight loss journey. These are designed to increase your body’s natural ability to break down fat while boosting energy to increase exercise. Request an appointment with GMP Medical today.

February 12, 2018 2:28 pm
Categories: Weight Loss