What if after all your hard work of lifestyle change, diet, meditation etc… you still are not losing weight? How frustrated would you be? Well take heart, they may be another reason that has nothing to do with food.
–Medication: Some medications actually cause weight gain. Especially anti-depressants, antihistamines, and steroids. This does NOT mean you should stop your medication, but you may need to have a conversation with your doctor.
–Sleep: Its been well documented that not getting enough sleep can cause weight gain. Besides eating more ( just because you’re awake longer) lack of sleep disrupts hormones like cortisol and insulin.
–Gut Microbiome: I know this is the new ” catchphrase” but your gut is so important to your overall health that we need to continue the conversation. Certain strains help with inflammation and fat metabolism. So make sure you are getting your probiotics every day.
–Turn down the heat: White fat ( which is stored) vs brown fat(which is used for energy) can be burned more in cooler weather. So turn down the thermostat and get outside in the fall and winter to help burn those calories.
A few changes to your daily routine can help burn extra calories and get you out of your slump.
LOVE WHAT YOU EAT