If you have been watching what you eat and exercising more than ever in a bid to lose your excess kilograms, it can be extremely frustrating when the scales simply won’t budge. Even if you are doing everything ‘right’ with your diet and activity, there may be a host of other reasons why your weight won’t shift. Check out the most common ones below and consider if any of these apply to you:
STRESS: When you are overly stressed, your body produces an excessive amount of the stress-response hormone cortisol. Its action it to conserve energy and so cortisol encourages your body to ‘lay down’ more fat in order to ensure you have the necessary reserves to ‘fight’ the stress. Unfortunately, high cortisol levels make weight loss very difficult.
CALCIUM: Recent research has found that calcium can actually help to improve weight loss. Eating calcium rich foods and / or taking a daily calcium supplement helps to control the appetite. On the other hand, if you are calcium deficient, your appetite is increased as your body tries to ‘get’ sufficient calcium via the extra food you consume. This is why The Natural Way’s calcium tablet, Formulation C-C is a crucial part of our weight loss program.
ONE-INTENSITY EXERCISE: If you are doing the same exercise at the same intensity, then chances are your fitness efforts are not really helping your weight loss goals. Instead of walking at the same pace for your entire session, try jogging for one minute and walking for two. Or perhaps if jogging is not your thing, change your walking route to incorporate bigger challenges like hills and / or staircases. The more you push yourself, the more calories you will burn.
SLEEP: You need to get between 7-8 hours of sleep per night to ensure your body has had adequate rest. A study of 68 000 women found that those who slept less than 7 hours were more likely to become obese. Lack of sleep makes cortisol levels rise and also elevates the hunger inducing hormone gherlin.
There may be a variety of other reasons why you can’t lose weight: luckily at The Natural Way, we have all-natural solutions to help you to lose weight and keep it off. For example, if you feel that it is your imbalanced hormones that are contributing to your weight issues, our exclusive Natural Woman will help to bring your hormones back into balance naturally.
So don’t give up! We know we can help you achieve your goal weight. Just call 1300 SLIMMER (754663) now, and make a FREE appointment to talk to your local The Natural Way consultant about your weight and health goals. We know we have a lifestyle friendly program that we can tailor to suit your needs, tastes and budget.
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