At Brandon Essentials, we care about your whole health and about ensuring our clients always look and feel their absolute best. And we know, that for many of you, maintaining a healthy weight is a major fact is how you feel about how you look. Unfortunately, sometimes it is difficult to lose weight and many people don’t understand why their weight loss routines aren’t working. So, for the next two weeks, we are going to look at what you need to know about weight loss resistance syndrome and why your weight loss routines are not working the way you expect them to.
What you need to know about weight loss resistance syndrome
You’re doing all of the right things. You’re eating healthy and skipping the snack machine, you’re working out and doing cardio to burn extra fat and improve muscle tone, but you’re still not seeing the results you were expecting. You are probably experiencing what is known as weight loss resistance syndrome. Weight loss resistance syndrome is often caused by an imbalance in our body’s hormone levels as a response to the actions we are taking to try to lose weight. This syndrome is actually very common, and there are quite a few very reasonable explanations to what causes such an imbalance to occur. Of course, knowing what is causing a hormonal imbalance and how it is causing weight loss resistance syndrome will allow you to make adjustments that can correct these issues and get you back on track with your original weight loss goals.
Gut bacterial overgrowth
Many people who are dieting will often find themselves eating too much of the same thing, such as too much salads, vegetables, and certain types of fruit. While eating healthy is extremely important to any weight loss goals, eating too much of the same things continuously can actually backfire when it comes to your actual weight loss. This is because of bacteria buildup in the intestines. Many people try to counteract this effect by taking certain supplements like vitamins and a probiotic. However, while these supplements do help reduce the bacteria buildup in the intestines and improve your overall health, they also have their own impact on your weight loss efforts because of their increased calorie absorption. To overcome this problem, try to simply increase your amount of water intake without adding probiotics or other supplements. Simply increasing the amount of your water intake should help to flush your intestines of the excessive bacteria build up without the added effect of the increased calories being absorbed.
Sleep has always been a necessity for both an overall healthy lifestyle and for weight management. Your body uses the time you are sleeping for self-regulation, and not following a routine sleep schedule with a minimum of 6 to 8 hours of sleep each night will interfere with your weight loss goals. The body uses this time to resupply itself with necessary nutrients that were lost during your normal daily routines and exercises. If your routine sleep cycle is not on track, then your body will not be able to resupply itself with these necessary nutrients, which will throw everything else in your weight loss plan off track as well.