Almost everyone believes that excess weight is due to overeating. But besides this, there are a number of reasons that we do not even suspect. But it is they who are the stumbling block that prevents you from losing weight!
We are not talking about serious diseases that require a doctor’s consultation. We are talking about simple things that are solved on their own …
The liver is involved in the metabolism of fats. It also neutralizes toxins and harmful substances, is involved in digestion, and so on. If the liver is overworked, the metabolism slows down. This prevents a person from losing weight.
What to do: For your liver to function properly, you need to keep it healthy with nutrients. Allicin, which is found in onions and garlic, is important for the liver; glutathione, which is irreplaceable in antioxidant work – in avocados and walnuts; for the regeneration of liver cells curcumin – in turmeric and curry. You can also eat broccoli, cauliflower, pumpkin, apples and olive oil for a choleretic effect.
Many people who have been trying to lose weight for several years already know that weight decreases to a certain value, and then stops. Nutritionists call this weight “plateau”. Our body does not know what parameters we are striving for, and for many years it gets used to a certain weight. Therefore, when losing weight, the body resists leaving its own comfort zone.
What to do: If the process of losing weight has stopped and the weight does not decrease, change your diet tactics. It is advisable to switch to calorie counting. The difference between calorie intake and calorie expenditure should be small. But it should be remembered that a sharp decrease in calories and fasting days will lead to the opposite effect. Sometimes you need to stay for several months at a “dead center”, give the body a break, and then continue again.
Stress is a problem in modern society. At the same time, many have an increased feeling of hunger. Stress increases the secretion of some hormones and suppresses the production of others, while making our body immune to the main controller of glucose – insulin.
Therefore, we do not just want to eat, we prefer foods with sugar content. It’s not for nothing that we eat up stress with chocolate. Insulin, receiving from us an excess portion of glucose, turns it into new fat cells.
What to do: You can see a psychologist. But it’s better to do sports and get distracted. Also, physical activity will force the body to spend more calories, which means it will turn the eaten glucose into energy, and not into fat. If you can’t train, get creative. You will be distracted and feel more relaxed.
Lack of rest and poor quality sleep prevent a person from losing weight. Sleep deprivation slows down metabolism and leads to impaired synthesis of the hormone leptin. Leptin is responsible for suppressing appetite. Its function is to send signals to the brain that a person is full.
What to do: Allow yourself a full sleep. You can do a vacation experiment. Go to bed at 10:00 pm, get up at 7:00 am, and you will see how much better you will feel. The appetite should also decrease.
Millions of people around the world have individual food intolerances, but they do not even know about it. Often it is food sensitivity that causes chronic fatigue, frequent headaches, joint pain, mild swelling in the limbs, and many other symptoms. It also slows down the metabolism.
What to do: The most common sources of food sensitivities are foods and derivatives such as wheat, corn, soy, peanuts, sugar, eggs, milk. Try to find out if you are sensitive to any of them. Eliminate each one in turn and watch how your body aggravates.