Exercising and eating right but still can’t lose weight? I hear this a lot from women in my practice. It’s likely that your body is busy working on something deeper going on inside. Instead of restricting calories, pushing yourself harder on the treadmill, or upping your reps at the squat rack, it may be time to take a look at your health as a whole to determine the possible root cause causes. I have 7 Reasons You’re Struggling to Lose Weight beyond diet and exercise that may surprise you.
As we know, the body is a complex entity made up of many different systems. When one system is affected, it can impact other areas of your body and cause unpleasant side effects. Here are seven reasons you may not be losing weight, even if you are exercising regularly and trying to eat right.
1. Your blood sugar is imbalanced
When we eat foods that causes our blood sugar to spike, the body releases insulin, which is a fat storing hormone. A little bit of insulin is good but too much and increases too often can equal storing extra fat and gaining weight. It is important to keep your blood sugar stable by eating nutrient dense carbs, healthy fats, and quality proteins at all your meals to keep your blood sugar stable. Going too low carb can also cause blood sugars to crash which can still ultimately cause an increase that triggers insulin. So it is really all about balance.