…and the Practical Solutions to Deal with them!
The causes that make you unable to lose weight are specific health issues you might be experiencing – without even knowing about them!
Not being able to lose weight means that you get negligible results (less than 2% of your body mass) despite eating right and exercising regularly.
For example purposes, let’s say you weigh 220 lbs; 2% means 4.4 lbs.
If you experience the inability to lose weight beyond the 4.4 lbs. corresponding to 2% of your weight, it means that you are weight loss resistant.
There are a lot of causes that could make you unable to lose weight at a significant rate; ideally, you should consult a functional medicine practitioner and undergo a series of tests to determine the cause(s) at play in your case and get a customized therapy for you.
If this is not doable right now for you read on to discover the most common causes that could trigger your weight loss resistance and the most effective solutions to deal with each of these causes.
You should know that the very same reasons you may have gained weight quickly could also be responsible for your weight loss resistance and also for being unable to achieve any significant stomach fat reduction.
In fact, abdominal fat is an important clue that one (or more) of these issues is at play.
Here are some of the most common causes triggering your inability to lose weight – causes that you can correct with some specifically targeted solutions:
- Chronic (long-term) stress, which makes your body to store fat instead of burning it for energy
- Low thyroid (hypothyroidism), which dramatically lowers your metabolic rate
- Intestinal Candida overgrowth, which causes unstoppable food cravings
- Insulin resistance, a hormonal imbalance that makes you feel constantly tired and makes fat loss extremely difficult, especially in the abdominal area
- Leptin resistance, a hormonal imbalance that is sensed as “starvation” by your brain; as a result, your body’s fat burning switch is turned off and you’re getting hungrier
- A fatty liver, which hinders its ability to burn body fat
- Specific nutritional deficiencies that alter your brain chemistry causing unstable blood sugar and hormonal havoc – both ultimately impacting your body’s ability to burn fat.
More often than not, these health issues are not apparent by themselves.
However, if you are weight loss resistant, meaning that you are unable to lose weight at a significant rate, there’s a high probability that you are faced with one (or more) of these issues.
Let’s take a closer look at some of them and at the best solutions known to solve them, which you might want to try for yourself. For example…
Chronic Stress Makes You Unable to Lose Weight…
…because your brain, immune system and metabolism are all dramatically affected by the physiological effects of long-term stress.
Your inability to lose weight – especially in the abdominal area – is one of the most common symptoms of high cortisol, the stress hormone that helps regulate your blood sugar levels and signals your body to either burn or store fat.
So what can you do to put an end to your chronic stress and weight loss resistance?
Take a look at some simple stress relief methods and some fun ways to relieve stress >>
Hypothyroidism and Weight Gain…
…go always hand in hand. After all, sudden – even unexplained – weight gain is the biggest, most visible (and perhaps the most frustrating) of all low thyroid symptoms.
Losing weight with hypothyroidism can be close to impossible – unless you follow the best diet for hypothyroidism to increase your thyroid function, hence your metabolism.
Candida Overgrowth Makes You Unable to Lose Weight
Are you surprised to learn that being weight loss resistant may be one of the symptoms of Candida overgrowth? Don’t be. A type of fungus naturally present in the intestinal tract, its presence alone is never a problem, but when this fungus spreads out of control upsetting the natural balance of your system, the symptoms become very troubling.
In fact, sudden weight gain, resistance to losing weight, intolerable food cravings, mood swings, chronic fatigue are just a few of over 30 symptoms of Candida overgrowth. That’s why you should know about the foods that cause Candida, how to control the other causes of Candida overgrowth and the basic Candida diet guidelines >>
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Well, I’m Alex and I hope you find valuable this practical guide to fast healthy weight loss! As your coach here, at Brainy Weight Loss I’ll show you how to make the impossible possible and the possible… easy & fun 🙂