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Dieting but not losing weight? Why??

Many people complain and say that diets don’t work for me because I always diet for weeks and months and I don’t see any result! Then they say forget it if I am gaining weight, let me eat the food I like rather than eat diet food...

We also hear that eating late at night, increasing the food portions, and not moving a lot, are directly related to gaining or at least not losing weight.

But do you know that there are other reasons that stabilize your weight and interfere with the kilograms you want to get rid of?

These reasons might sound weird for you... READ IT!

1-    Thyroid hormones:

They are classified as hypothyroid (leads to very low metabolism) or hyperthyroid (leads to very high metabolism) 

If your are dieting, exercising and not losing weight,  be sure to go and visit the endocrinologist, it might be related to your hypothyroid hormone which will not make you burn a lot of calories, will decrease your metabolism and will cause weight gain.

Altroxine is giving to people suffering from this problem 

2-    Depression:

Depression might affect your weight. It increases cortisol levels (stress hormone) which increases adrenaline levels in your body which in return increases insulin levels. The high level of insulin in the blood causes hunger and increases appetite and will force your liver to make extra fat from the extra calories you consume.

3-    Low testosterone levels in men 

Testosterone is the growth hormone for men, in other words it is responsible for making men “manly”.

 The main reasons for dropping down this level are belly fat in men and increase in age.

If you see someone thin with belly fat, you can easily predict that he has low levels of testosterone in his body.

When testosterone is low, the muscles in the body can’t be built; the metabolism will drop causing gaining in weight.

So the solution is, men should get rid of this fat belly and benefit from normal level of testosterone so they can enjoy a healthy life.

4-    Diet food:

This sounds really weird, right?? How come we buy and spend double the price on diet food to lose weight and we still gain weight!

Unfortunately yes, because people have a misconception about this topic. Studies have shown that people who eat diet food gain more weight then people who don’t. Why?

When you want to buy a fat-free or a diet product remember that fat- free doesn’t mean calorie- free. What people do, they go and buy a fat- free biscuit and 2 minutes later the box is empty!

When consuming a diet product, moderate your intake, taking in too much calories will only cause weight gain...

5-    Learn to say no:

And this also applies to me. I feel so embarrassed when someone offers me a piece of chocolate or a piece of cake, specially if everyone  around me is eating. I don’t mind having a small piece on special occasions but what I  usually take whatever they are offering me and put it on the table aside and continue talking. They won’t ask me why I am not eating it, the important thing is that I didn’t refuse it or tell them I am on a diet.

When people hear this sentence, they will try anything to make it not work for you. Believe me!

6-    Following very strict or weird diets:

Let your diet be balanced and varied, you can’t just cut down the carbohydrates, protein or fat intake, because you decided that your body does not burn one of these.

Eat everything in moderation you need carbohydrates for energy, proteins for building muscles and for tissue regeneration, fat for brain development.

Don’t starve yourself, you won’t lose weight. If you do that your hormones levels will drop and your metabolism will go down

7-    Overtraining:

Most of the beginners spend too much time in the gym, when these efforts fail to give the wanted results they just double the training and stop burning fat. They decide then that they just can’t build muscles no matter what.

Overtraining syndrome (OVT): it is characterized by feelings of fatigue and depression, it increases the cortizol levels (this hormones responsible of breaking down the muscle tissue), and also will decrease testosterone... (so no  more muscle building)

If you continue exercising beyond your body capability you will get an increase of OVT, you won’t build muscles and you won’t lose weight.

Try to rest:

- There should be a maximum of 5 workouts performed a week.

- Every 8 to 12 weeks, take one week off from the gym, it will help rejuvenate the body

- It is sure that you need to work out to build muscles, but do it gradually by increasing the weight and intensity every week not everyday

- Focus on each part of your body sperately. You can just train all the muscles in the whole body at one time. Example: 1 day for the legs, one day for the shoulder, one day for the ABS…

All of the growth and improvements take place when you are resting after working.

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