If you haven’t been losing weight despite the regular exercises or long diets, probably something unexpected affects your body.
Sometimes, due to various reasons the diets fail, and you are not losing the extra weight.
Which are the biggest culprits for this?
- The influence of stress
According to one study, women can annually gain five pounds or more if they are under stress. Thestress increases the excretion of cortisol which destroys the muscles and reduces the level of serotonin, which leads to a desire for sweet foods.
The cortisol reduces the excretion of acid in the stomach so that the consumed food can not be digest as it should be, and that increases the desire for food, writes Prevention.
- You do not eat enough fats
The organism needs fat which can be used for the work that it performs. Fish, avocados, olive oil, coconut oil and etc. are the best providers of fat.
- Eating late at night
If you eat in the late hours the organism will not be able to burn the fat during the night. Avoid dinners.
- The toxins in the organism
If something in your environment poisons you, it may disturb the action of hormones and reduce the body temperature which will start the evolutionary defense mechanism for the preservation of fat.
You can not clean the organism from toxins completely, but diet rich in fiber, protein and green vegetables can help.
- Lack of vitamin D
The vitamin D is responsible for many functions in the body and the fat can be burned without it.
Consult a doctor if you need to increase your intake of vitamin D, and through the diet you can increase it with the intake of salmon, sardines and cow’s milk.
- Problems with the thyroid gland
Thyroid gland is extremely important for the metabolism, and the problems associated with it can affect the weight loss.
- Insufficient sleep
About 40% of people sleep less than 7 hours a day. The consequences are an increase of the blood sugar levels and increase of stress hormone, which on the other hand increases the desire for food.