Even though you have been trying very hard to lose weight, you’re not losing weight. There may be several reasons why it is not happening. Let’s find out why it is happening to you.
Your body is in survival response
You are under eating and the results of that your body is going into survival response. It is possible that you are eating too less because you want to lose weight and somebody told you that you have to create a big calorie deficit in any which way possible. If you consume too few calories, your body will go into starvation mode and to protect itself it will hold onto the weight.
The reduced calorie intake will create a stress and your body will start producing a high amount of cortisol and adrenaline. These are known as stress hormones and they will slow will the calorie burning rate and your metabolism will go down.
You do not have the essential fatty acids
If your body does not have the required amount of essential fatty acids, it may cause your body not to lose weight. They are known as essential fatty acids because they are essential for proper functioning of your body. All the fat is not bad for your body and you need some fats for running your body. Some of the common food sources of essential fatty acids are cold water fish like salmon, herring, mackerel, vegetable sources like amounts, walnuts, flax hemp, dark leafy green vegetables, whole grains and olive oil.
If you like the essential fatty acids, your body may start storing weight and resist weight loss.
You are over exercising
If you are exercising more than necessary, your body will go into a stress response. Your body will start producing more stress hormones, your metabolism will go down and you will not lose any weight. Some people may be able to exercise more than you preserve it is possible because everyone is different and different bodies will have different capacity for exercise and you cannot push your body to the limit which may be possible for someone else. If you forcefully do that, it will result in stress.
It will depend on what exercise you’re doing and how long you’re doing it. You may need to include restorative movements in between in place of intense exercise. Such restorative movement includes slower exercises which may include yoga, walking, swimming or tai chi.
Your body doesn’t need to lose weight
In some cases, it is seen that even though you may feel you are overweight, your body actually does not need to lose weight. Many times people decide that they need to lose weight depending on some sets standard set by other people and not set by experts. If your body has found its natural weight you may not losing more weight after that. In that case, this is an opportunity for you to take a look whether you really need to lose weight or not. Your body is a miraculous thing and you need to understand it first before you decide you need to shed more weight.
Gut micro biom imbalance
It is possible that your gut micro biom is in an imbalanced state. A healthy diet is very important for your body so that it can function at the optimum level. A healthy diet is important for your immune system and also has an important role to play in your weight.
If necessary, probiotics may help you to restore the balance in your gut.