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Your Hormones Are Out of Balance

When the levels of certain hormones are not optimal, you may not notice considerable weight loss from dieting and exercising. This is especially likely to be the issue when you notice other symptoms such as loss of lean muscle, fatigue and low mood.

Weight Gain

Weight Gain

Human growth hormone is an example of natural compounds whose deficiency can make you unable to lose weight. The levels of this substance are known to decline as people get older. Studies have revealed that obese adults typically have lower amounts.

Some people, particularly men, can’t lose weight because of low testosterone levels. Decline in levels in older men is often associated with obesity. Studies show that boosting the amounts of this male hormone in the body can lead to weight loss.

It is advisable to speak with a doctor or nutritionist if you suspect you might be having hormonal imbalance. Such would suggest test to confirm or dispel your suspicion.

You Are Having Digestion and Absorption Issues

Another possible reason you can’t lose weight is that your digestive system is not in the best state. You may be eating the right foods, but you won’t get significant benefit from them if your body is unable to digest and absorb the essential nutrients.

Efficient hormone production is one of the benefits you get from very favorable digestion and absorption.

It helps to chew your foods very well before swallowing. This can make it easier for them to be digested and absorbed.

Your Diet Contains Insufficient Fats

It is not uncommon for people looking to lose weight to be advised to cut their fat intake. The suggestion is not entirely on point.

You should know that all fats are not the same. While people mostly know them to be harmful, especially from weight loss perspective, there are fats you can’t do without.

The so-called “good” or healthy fats you get from foods such as olive oil, argan oil, avocados, fatty fish and nuts can actually help with weight loss. They tend to make you fuller than other types of fats. This can help reduce your cravings for food.

In addition, healthy fats are useful for producing hormones in your body. They are also beneficial to your heart and brain.

Vitamin D in Your Body is Too Low

When you are looking to supercharge your weight loss, vitamin D is one of the compounds you should give more attention. It plays an important role in metabolic processes in your body. Therefore, having too little of it may cause you to gain weight.

It has been observed that a large proportion of the population have low levels of this vitamin. It probably explains the current obesity epidemic.

Researchers report that low vitamin D intake can result in weight gain. As an example, of the 571 individuals with weight issues in a large study involving older women, those with vitamin D deficiency had roughly two pounds more than those with sufficient levels.

Spend more time in sunlight, if you are the type that stays indoors all day (or for much of it). Eat seafood, egg yolks and mushrooms. You may also consider taking supplements.

Sedentary Lifestyle is An Issue

Do you spend the better part of your day in a chair or on a seat? That right there may be the reason you can’t lose weight. It is well known that sedentary lifestyle leads to overweight and obesity.

Movement is good for anyone that desires to shed pounds. You don’t get much of that when you sit in the same place all day, such as is usually the case in offices.

We advise that you try get up from your chair often – at least, once every hour – and stroll around. You should also consider using elevators and lifts less often, if your job is the type that requires being at a desk all day. Use every opportunity you have to walk around.