5 Reasons Why You Aren’t Losing Weight

5 Reasons Why You Aren’t Losing Weight

 

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Have you ever asked yourself “Why am I not losing more weight?” I have, and many of my clients come to me with this very question. Here are 5 things that are stopping your weight loss.

  1.  Vitamin Deficiencies
  2.  Mineral Deficiencies
  3.  Digestion Issues
  4.  Water Deficiency
  5.  Lack of Sleep/Cortisol

 

Vitamin Deficiencies

  • 95% of Adult Americans are not getting enough Vitamin D
    • Correlations between Vitamin D Deficiency and Obesity exist
    • Vitamin D deficiency also has effects on bone strength, heart disease, and more.
  • 94% of Adult Americans are not getting enough Vitamin E
    • Lack of Vitamin E may not make you gain weight, but will make you have weakness and other issues.
  • 39% of women are low on Vitamin B12
    • Weakness, Anemia, and other issues reported
  • 51% of Adult Americans are not getting enough Vitamin A
    • Vitamin A helps with vision, reproduction, and keeping organs working right

Vitamin deficiencies will make you not perform at your best, which will impact your weight loss.

 

Mineral Deficiencies

  • 61% of Adult Americans are not getting enough Magnesium
    • Magnesium is critical for weight loss because it helps regulate insulin levels inside the body. It also aids in muscle and nerve function, along with blood pressure.
  • 49% of Adult Americans are not getting enough Calcium
    • Calcium is in our bones and teeth, helps muscles contract, and studies show that diets rich in calcium help people lose weight
  • Iodine Deficiency in America
    • There were conflicting rates, however Iodine consumption has lowered drastically over the last 30 years.
    • Iodine deficiency is a leading cause of thyroid related issues and making weight loss extremely difficult.

Mineral deficiencies are causing numerous health related diseases and effect weight loss.

Digestion issues

  • American Nutrition Association says that 70,000,000 Americans (1/5) have digestion related issues
    • 12% of Adults eat enough Fruit
    • Less than 10% of Adults eat enough Vegetables
    • Most Adults are not eating enough Fiber
    • Not enough healthy gut bacteria
    • Constipation and other issues contribute to weight gain

Digestion issues have a drastic effect on your weight loss potential. Making sure you eat enough fruits and veggies and enough fiber will go along ways.

Water Deficiency

  • CDC states that most Americans are not drinking enough water
    • Studies show that water increases metabolism, keeps you fuller, helps with digestion, helps hydrates the muscles, and helps you be more alert.

Not drinking enough water will cause a great impact on your weight loss. I tell clients to shoot for 100 ounces a day.

Lack of Sleep/Cortisol

  • More than 1/3 of Americans are not getting enough sleep according to CDC
  • Cortisol, the stress hormone rises with lack of sleep and contribute to weight gain
    • Leptin is a hormone that regulates hunger, and is decreased with lack of sleep.
    • This causes your body to want to eat more

Sleep deprivation and added stress causes you to have issues controlling weight loss.

 

Dustin’s Solution

These 5 items are easy fixes in most cases. Here are some suggestions (I am not a doctor*). Free Shipping Links through 1st Phorm Links!

Micro Factor from 1st Phorm: Micro Factor is an all in one pack of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, probiotics, COQ10, Essential Fatty Acids, and veggies/super foods that you take once a day.

The ingredients will help keep inflammation down, regulate blood sugar, and help hit the vitamins and minerals levels that you need.

Opti-Greens 50: Opti-Greens 50 is a super food and vegetable powder you drink once a day that includes 11 servings of vegetables, fruit, probiotics, digestive enzymes, and other great products.

Drink 100 Ounces of Water a day. Drinking a glass of water 30 minutes prior to a meal will help increase metabolism and decrease hunger. Water also helps flush away fat metabolites and toxins.

Stop caffeine 6 hours before sleep and workout in the evenings. This will help you be better ready for sleep.

Ensure you are eating enough fiber.

 

Questions or Comments?

 

Let me know!

 

Dustin Holston

Personal Trainer

 

*I am not a doctor, this is general information that I have found through research. Talk to your doctor before starting any diet, workout, or other health program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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