Medically reviewed by Shanmukha Priya, M.Phil and Ph.D. in Food Science and Nutrition
There are more reasons that just mindless eating that can lead to weight gain. Find out the factors that affect your attempts at weight loss.
You might have tried many weight loss tricks, but to no avail. You may have stopped eating junk food, yet your weight remains the same. This is because there’s more to weight loss than eating unhealthy foods at odd time.
One of the key reasons for excess body weight is hormonal imbalance. Hormones are important for weight loss.
You need to ensure that you have more of fat burning type of hormones being secreted in your body. So eating proteins and healthy carbs can do that.
Second key reason is nutrient deficiency which is brought on by unhealthy eating habits and not eating enough of the right foods for optimal health.
Focussing on calorie based weight loss is a bad idea. There’s lot more to food than calories like the right nutrients. Lack of nutrients can cause hormonal imbalance which in turn makes you fat. So stop counting calories and focus on nutrients.
Toxin build-up in your body triggers the safety mechanism within the body that deposits fat in pockets. Pollution, pesticides all lead to toxin build-up. Plan a detox diet on a regular basis to ensure steady weight loss.
Lack of sleep can lead to belly fat. Lack of sleep releases fat storing hormones Ghrelin in your body. You need at least 7 to 8 hours daily to ensure that your body functions normally, and is healthy enough to get rid of toxins and stay ailment-free.
Finally, too much stress can cause you to put on weight. This is because stress releases cortisol in the body, which then craves junk food. This causes body to store fat and you put on weight despite your best efforts.
Look beyond the obvious and take advice from Possible nutrition experts for best weight loss diet plans.