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Why Can’t I Lose Weight?
Why Can't I Lose Weight Why can't I lose weight? This is a question that has been asked by many for years now. Despite of the proper diet and experience, there are still many of you who find it hard to lose extra weight. Most people are already aware that moving more and eating less are the secrets to reducing weight. But if you think that you have already done a lot and still not showing any results, you may have a health condition that is sabotaging your weight loss efforts. The signs and symptoms could be so subtle that even your health care providers have missed them. Here are some of the reasons why some people are having a hard time shedding their extra pounds.
Thyroid Problems The thyroid gland is responsible for making the hormones that dictate how your body uses and stores energy. A sluggish thyroid or hypothyroidism disrupts the metabolic process, as well as other health aspects. The disease is more common among women aged 40 to 50 years old. Aside from weight gain, some of the possible symptoms you may experience include hair loss, muscle weakness, joint pain, dry skin, fatigue, depressions and insensitivity to cold. A lot of individuals with low grade hypothyroidism do not experience signs and symptoms of being sick. So make sure you have your hormones checked. An internist usually performs a thyroid stimulating hormone screening test to determine to determine a person's thyroid levels. So if you have ever asked yourself the question, "Why can't I lose weight despite all the efforts?", then blame it on the thyroid.
Some Medications Inhibit Weight Loss Weight gain can also be an side effect of some medications such as steroids, anti depressants and birth control pills. Contraceptives for instance can lead to a temporary increase of water retention in the body. If you have noticed an abrupt weight gain a few weeks after starting a new medication, then this could be a side effect of the drugs. There are others who manifest weight gain months after their therapy. Your doctor should be able to prescribe alternative medications with less weight gain side effects.
Hormonal Imbalance One of the most common reasons why women are having difficulties losing weight is because of malfunctioning hormones. According to a research study, one in every ten women in the childbearing stage experience polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS. This is a condition where the ovaries produce excessive levels of the male hormones. Getting pregnant with PCOS is difficult, however there are a few very effective PCOS treatment options available. Aside from causing problems in infertility and ovulation, PCOS may also appear with insulin resistance, which affects how the human body processes blood sugar. It is also often associated with excess fat storage around the waist line. When the condition is left untreated, this insulin resistance may result to type II diabetes. So if ever the question "Why can't I lose weight in my stomach?" haunts you again, have your hormones checked and examined. If you are diagnosed with insulin resistance, you may have to cut back on added sugars and refined carbs.
Weight Watchers If you have ever asked yourself the question- “Why can't I lose weight on Weight Watchers?", then perhaps you have been skimping on sleep. If you are not receiving the right amount of sleep everyday, the body resorts to other ways of gaining energy. This can mean overeating or binging for you to stay awake. Individuals who are exhausted and stressed out often resort to starch and sugar laden products to satisfy their cravings. Continued below....
Why Can't I Lose Weight No Matter What I Do?
You may have tried the ABC Diet, 17 Day Diet, Atkins Diet or loading up in diet
drinks and yet still nothing happens or perhaps have asked yourself countless of
times the question- "Why can't I lose weight no matter what I do?"
The reason behind this could be the trouble processing foods that you have been eating
all these years. A lot of people are aware about their allergic reactions to certain
food groups such as shellfish or nuts, but they may not be aware of food intolerance's.
A food allergy results from an erroneous identification of food by the immune system
while food intolerance's may come from the lack of digestive enzymes or sensitivity
to food additives.
Aside from weight gain, food intolerance is also manifested by the symptoms such
as bloating, diarrhea, constipation, gas and other unrelated symptoms like eczema,
asthma, fatigue, headaches, muscle pain and joint pain.
Some of the most common food intolerance's come from the consumption of soy, egg,
gluten, dairy and corn.