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5 Reasons Why You Might Not be Losing Weight

Well, if this sounds similar, then you might be wondering that why you aren’t losing weight.

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Updated:June 25, 2017, 2:01 PM IST
5 Reasons Why You Might Not be Losing Weight
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Sometimes, even after indulging in a healthy lifestyle, eating low-calorie food and exercising well, we aren’t able to lose weight. It’s a very confusing situation because it's difficult to understand that where you are going wrong.

Well, if this sounds similar, then you might be wondering that why you aren’t losing weight. Here are the top 5 culprits to blame:

You Are Too Stressed

Indeed, stress is one of the biggest trouble makers in our life, but, who would have imagined that it can even stop you from losing weight. When in stress, our body secretes stress hormones called Cortisols. Cortisol is the real weight-loss killer and makes your body retain weight and slow down the metabolism by conveying to your brain that it's an emergency situation.

You Might Be Suffering From PCOS

PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome) is a common symptom amongst women, and most often, goes undiagnosed. PCOS can prevent women from losing weight. While its exact cause is unknown, but, it is often associated with stress and weight gain. So, if your weight loss efforts are not yielding positive results, then, you must get yourself diagnosed with PCOS.

You Are Exercising Too Much

Sometimes, to lose weight we put too much of stress on the body by exercising more than our capacity. In such a situation, again the body releases stress hormones and as explained earlier Cortisol’s presence slows down weight loss process.

You Have Thyroid

Another health problem which can affect your weight loss efforts is thyroid. Hypothyroidism is one of the health ailments which can prevent weight loss, and make you gain weight. So, if you have not been getting positive results after consistent weight loss efforts, you can consult your doctor. Medical treatment of hypothyroidism can help in treating the issue easily.

You Aren't Eating Enough Protein

Protein is one of the most important nutrients required for losing weight. Your diet must include 30% protein, and if you aren’t eating it in the required quantity, you won't be able to lose weight, even if you try too hard.
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