The Truth Behind Why You Are Not Losing Weight! Here is What Really Stops You From Losing Weight!

A lot of people complain that even though they try really hard to lose weight, their body simply refuses to shed off the extra pounds. By reading this article carefully, you are going to find out why this happens.

Losing weight can’t only help you improve your appearance; it can potentially save your life. Being overweight or obese may increase your risk of developing several health problems, such as:

Type 2 diabetes: It is estimated that at least 85 percent of people that suffer from this disease are overweight. Excessive fat causes changes to the cells and makes them resistant to insulin. This hormone is responsible for carrying sugar from the blood to the cells. If a person becomes insulin resistant, then blood sugar cannot be absorbed by the cells and be used for energy, which results in high blood sugar levels.

Certain types of cancer: There is a correlation between being overweight and several types of cancer, like cancers of the esophagus, colon, and kidney. Even thought it’s not clear how this happens, there is the hypothesis that fat cells release certain hormones that can have an effect on cell growth, causing cancer.

Osteoarthritis: Too much weight can place pressure on joints and cartilage and cause inflammation.

Coronary heart disease and stroke: Due to the fat that people who are overweight tend to develop high levels of triglycerides, high blood pressure, and LDL cholesterol, and low levels of “good cholesterol”, these people have increased risk for heart disease and stroke.

Losing just 5 percent of your body weight can substantially lower the risk of developing these diseases.

But, what happens if you do everything you are supposed to do and can’t even lose 1 pound?

Here are 2 common reasons that can cause this to happen:

Water Absorption – Many times excess water gets stored in the body’s tissues, giving you a few extra pounds. So although you may be losing fat, the scale shows that you haven’t lost anything or that you may have even put on weight. To reduce water retention, you have to limit your sodium intake.

Slow Metabolism – It’s true that some people have a slower metabolic rate than others. If this is caused by thyroid dysfunctions then you should consult your medical doctor, but if you have no thyroid problems then there are many things you can do to raise your metabolism. You should avoid eating too many refined carbs, like cakes, cookies and white bread, because they release hormones in your body that promote fat storage and shut down your metabolism.

Now listen carefully-

Source by J. D. Miller

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