Have you tried eating less and exercising more, but haven’t reached the body composition goals you deserve?
You may have experienced temporary weight loss that made you feel good about the number on your bathroom scale, but that satisfaction was short-lived. Now you feel helpless and even more frustrated. The good news is, you can spare yourself from repeating these mistakes while enjoying more food and exercising less. By addressing the weight loss inhibitors below you’ll lose weight AND keep it off!
Every part of your body works in unison to keep you healthy. Imbalances in one area create imbalances throughout. That’s why it’s crucial to focus on addressing root causes instead of fixing symptoms.
1. Commitment To Wellness
Are you focused on weight loss or being healthy? Quit dieting and make nutritious foods part of your lifestyle. Your body will naturally shed the fat when you’re healthy. There’s no need to torture yourself obsessing over calories, counting carbs or spending hours doing cardio.
Stop striving for superficial magazine blurbs that promise “killer abs” or “buns of steel.” Commit to wellness as a way of benefiting your body and improving the quality of your life. Look at eating as nourishment. Lastly, improve your daily habits by reducing stress, exercising efficiently, and getting adequate sleep.
2. Digestive Dysfunction
How well you break down, absorb, and eliminate food is crucial for weight loss. With today’s fast-paced living, many people eat in a hurried state that makes digestion difficult. Also, nutrient absorption is compromised by deficiencies of HCL, enzymes, and bile.
Slow down at meal time and chew your food. Focus on one-ingredient, whole foods and stay hydrated. Strengthen digestion and improve stool transit time with specific foods and supplementation.
3. Chronic Inflammation
Eating refined foods and “low-fat” products can result in a lack of omega-3s and antioxidants that are needed to reduce inflammation. Another commonly overlooked problem is hidden food sensitivities. Other common sources of inflammation include underlying toxins, chronic infections, and poor lifestyle habits.
Nourish yourself with anti-inflammatory whole foods. Rule out food sensitivities (gluten), toxins (heavy metals), and infections (pathogens). Lastly, reduce stress and exercise more efficiently.
4. Hormone Imbalances
High insulin/cortisol levels, hypothyroidism, and adrenal fatigue are strongly related to dietary choices and chronically high stress. People with high insulin/cortisol often store body fat around the midsection. Those with poor functioning thyroid/adrenals suffer from sluggish metabolism and fatigue.
Eat a whole-food based diet rich in quality proteins, natural fats, and low glycemic load carbs. Next, reduce stress by enjoying relaxing activities and exercising more efficiently. Cleanse your liver and reduce environmental toxins such as plastics and pesticides. Lastly, get tested and supplement for support.