5 Reasons Why You Aren’t Losing Weight
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.
- Vitamin Deficiencies
- Mineral Deficiencies
- Digestion Issues
- Water Deficiency
- Lack of Sleep/Cortisol
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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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.
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*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.