I am sure most people reading this article would have spent weeks working on how to lose weight. Some of us are always obsessed about getting to our desired body weight. But there are some facts that are hidden which need to be understood about weight loss, and knowing why it can be difficult to lose weight.
I promise after reading this article you will understand the reasons why you are finding it difficult to lose weight. This article contains a summary of few reasons why you are finding it difficult to lose weight.
To start with, we need to understand the fact that our hormones play an instrumental role in losing weight irrespective, of any step we are taking towards weight loss.
If the body’s hormones are not balanced, then you will find it hard to lose weight. Hormone imbalance may be a result of fatigue, feeling depressed and feeling too anxious, and for some women, it is directly linked to menstrual cycles.
The Bottom line; Imbalanced hormones means there will be difficulty in weight loss, and vice versa.
Another reason why we are finding it difficult to lose weight is because of ‘imperfect exercise’ or eating too much after exercise.
What do I mean by imperfect exercise? An imperfect exercise is a situation where you exercise for too long, or for a very short period of time. Optimal timing for exercise is required to have a completely beneficial result on the body. Extremes can be counterproductive; yes, there is such a thing as too much exercise. Another consideration to be made is in how much you eat, and what you eat after exercising.
So how does eating too much after you exercise affect weight management?
We all understand and believe that exercise helps in the burning of calories and fats. But did you know that eating too much after exercise is almost the same as restoring the calories burnt directly back to the body? Most of us have a belief that since we have exercised we can eat as much as we want. We also believe that if we eat too much today, we can exercise it off tomorrow.
Such extreme behaviors do not help, and they place the body under a high degree of stress. To burn fat with exercise and proper meals, one needs to have a degree of insight into the weight loss equation. The weight loss equation is the relationship and ratio between calories derived from food and that burned from exercise. Putting it simply; calories in – calories out.
The Bottom line; you can only lose weight when you are burning more calories than you are consuming.
You may be finding it difficult to lose weight due to your attitude or lifestyle.
To live a healthy life, or to lose weight, you need to choose a ‘lifestyle’ that will bring out the best in you. Living a healthy lifestyle does not mean you should change all of your daily routines over night. It requires a gradual process of abandoning some bad habits and changing them for habits that will be helpful for living a good life.
Small steps at a time, made over time will be much more manageable than instant wholesale change.
Some habits, attitudes or lifestyles that don’t help with weight loss include; poor sleep patterns or not getting to bed until very late at night.
Continue to the next page to find out about lifestyle, BMI, and medical problems that may make it difficult to lose weight.