Underlying​ ​Causes​ ​of​ ​Why​ ​You​ ​Might​ ​Not​ ​Be​ ​Able​ ​to​ ​Lose​ ​Weight

Underlying​ ​Causes​ ​of​ ​Why​ ​You​ ​Might​ ​Not​ ​Be​ ​Able​ ​to​ ​Lose​ ​Weight

Losing​ ​weight​ ​can​ ​be​ ​a​ ​tough​ ​experience,​ ​especially​ ​when​ ​it​ ​seems​ ​like​ ​you​ ​are​ ​doing​ ​all​ ​the right​ ​things​ ​and​ ​the​ ​scale​ ​still​ ​isn’t​ ​budging.​ ​We​ ​all​ ​know​ ​that​ ​overeating,​ ​eating​ ​the​ ​wrong​ ​types of​ ​foods​ ​and​ ​under​ ​exercising​ ​are​ ​common​ ​causes​ ​of​ ​weight​ ​gain,​ ​here​ ​are​ ​some​ ​underlying issues​ ​that​ ​may​ ​be​ ​contributing​ ​to​ ​a​ ​heavy​ ​waistline.

Hormones:​ ​​Hormonal​ ​imbalances​ ​can​ ​be​ ​a​ ​huge​ ​contributor​ ​to​ ​weight​ ​gain.​ ​Issues​ ​with​ ​a​ ​slow thyroid,​ ​overworked​ ​adrenals​ ​and​ ​high​ ​cortisol​ ​levels​ ​due​ ​to​ ​stress,​ ​and​ ​estrogen​ ​dominance due​ ​to​ ​an​ ​overburdened​ ​liver​ ​can​ ​all​ ​cause​ ​the​ ​body​ ​to​ ​store​ ​excess​ ​weight.​ ​Get​ ​your​ ​hormones back​ ​in​ ​balance​ ​your​ ​by​ ​eating​ ​healthy​ ​fats,​ ​detoxifying​ ​your​ ​liver,​ ​and​ ​looking​ ​after​ ​your​ ​gut health​ ​and​ ​stress​ ​levels.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​unsure​ ​of​ ​what​ ​is​ ​out​ ​of​ ​balance,​ ​consider​ ​getting​ ​a diagnostic​ ​test​ ​done​ ​which​ ​can​ ​look​ ​at​ ​multiple​ ​factors​ ​that​ ​could​ ​be​ ​inhibiting​ ​you​ ​from​ ​feeling and​ ​looking​ ​your​ ​best.

You’re​ ​Eating​ ​Too​ ​Much:​​ ​In​ ​order​ ​to​ ​lose​ ​weight,​ ​you​ ​need​ ​to​ ​be​ ​a​ ​caloric​ ​deficit,​ ​meaning​ ​you need​ ​to​ ​eat​ ​less​ ​calories​ ​than​ ​burn.​ ​Finding​ ​out​ ​how​ ​many​ ​calories​ ​you​ ​are​ ​burning​ ​each​ ​day can​ ​be​ ​beneficial​ ​and​ ​a​ ​good​ ​learning​ ​tool​ ​to​ ​see​ ​if​ ​consuming​ ​too​ ​much.​ ​Consider​ ​using​ ​an​ ​app to​ ​log​ ​your​ ​intake​ ​or​ ​write​ ​down​ ​what​ ​you​ ​eat​ ​in​ ​a​ ​food​ ​journal​ ​for​ ​a​ ​week.​ ​This​ ​really​ ​helps​ ​you take​ ​a​ ​better​ ​look​ ​into​ ​your​ ​nutrition.​ ​There​ ​are​ ​many​ ​calculators​ ​online​ ​that​ ​you​ ​can​ ​use.

You​ ​Aren’t​ ​Eating​ ​a​ ​Proper​ ​Balance​ ​of​ ​Macronutrients​ ​or​ ​The​ ​Right​ ​Types​ ​of​ ​Foods: Having​ ​a​ ​proper​ ​balance​ ​of​ ​macronutrients​ ​is​ ​an​ ​important​ ​factor​ ​to​ ​losing​ ​weight.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​a common​ ​mistake​ ​for​ ​people​ ​to​ ​underestimate​ ​carbohydrate​ ​intake​ ​and​ ​overestimate​ ​fat​ ​intake. Make​ ​sure​ ​you​ ​are​ ​getting​ ​a​ ​proper​ ​balance​ ​of​ ​protein,​ ​complex​ ​carbs​ ​and​ ​healthy​ ​fats​ ​into​ ​each of​ ​your​ ​meals.​ ​Load​ ​your​ ​plate​ ​up​ ​with​ ​nourishing,​ ​whole​ ​foods​ ​to​ ​provide​ ​your​ ​body​ ​with​ ​all​ ​the vitamins​ ​and​ ​minerals​ ​it​ ​needs.

If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​feeling​ ​like​ ​you​ ​can’t​ ​seem​ ​to​ ​shed​ ​those​ ​last​ ​10​ ​pounds​ ​or​ ​are​ ​frustrated​ ​with​ ​trying out​ ​different​ ​diets​ ​and​ ​nothing​ ​seems​ ​to​ ​be​ ​working,​ ​let​ ​me​ ​help​ ​you!​ ​Let’s​ ​take​ ​a​ ​deeper​ ​look into​ ​what​ ​could​ ​be​ ​stalling​ ​your​ ​weight​ ​loss​ ​and​ ​preventing​ ​you​ ​from​ ​reaching​ ​your​ ​goals.

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In health,
Mia

Mia Harris
Registered Holistic Nutritionist