Ask anyone about weight loss and they’ll say–most likely–that it all boils down to eating less and exercising more. Well… that’s not exactly how it works. We’ve helped hundreds of people lose weight, and here’s a list of the top reasons it’s so hard for you to drop those pounds—even if they try to eat less and exercise more.
1. Your body is polluted with toxins.
The world is full of fertilizers, dyes, enhancers, and all sorts of chemicals. Together all of these are basically poisonous. The toxins interrupt the way your body digests, stores, and processes food. With so many toxins in the body—it’s no wonder you can’t lose weight.
You can rid the body of harmful chemicals by detoxing a few times a year.
2. Your body has been commandeered by yeast—aka Candida.
The prevalence of sugars and simple carbs in our diets is an open door to Candida. A huge percentage of the population that is fighting the never ending weight loss battle is unknowingly fighting Candida, and losing.
Rid your body of yeast and take control of the your weight loss, once and for all. The process is relatively simple. It kicks off with a cleanse, followed by five weeks of clean, healthy eating. It’s not uncommon for patients to lose anywhere from 20 to 75 pounds in this short time frame. Learn more about cleaning at our free weight loss class.
3. You’re eating too much fruit.
It’s easy to think, fruit is a natural, healthy snack—but then accidentally overindulge on fruit. It’s funny to think someone could eat too many pieces of fruit, right? But consider how many calories are in a handful of grapes verses a handful of broccoli florets. At the end of the day calories still count for something, so remember to eat fruit responsibly!
4. You’re dehydrated.
We could write about water every week, and probably still not be able to stress how important water is in the weight loss process enough. You’ve seen the diagrams showing the percentage of the body that’s made up of water. Additionally, the digestion system needs water to function. You can keep toxins and fat at bay with water. Plus water helps curb hunger pangs. The only thing left to say is to “drink water” for weight loss, and watch the results happen.
5. You’re not sleeping enough.
Lack of sleep puts your body into a carb- and fat-craving survival mode. A study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that women who slept fewer than four hours ate 300 more calories and 21 more grams of fat the next day. To fix this, try to seven and a half hours of sleep every night.
6. Your Thyroid is the culprit
Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck. It produces hormones that control the speed of your metabolism. People with an underactive thyroid tend to have a very low metabolism, thus one of the most noticeable symptoms of hypothyroidism is weight gain and difficulty losing extra weight.
If you’re in the Phoenix area and having trouble losing weight, come into our office to try our Weight Loss Package. Click HERE to learn more about the package.