Many people who want to lose weight put themselves on a diet. However, we know that more than 95% of all diets end in failure and that weight loss resistance has become a wide-spread problem that qualifies as an epidemic. Weight Loss Resistance is the inability or difficulty with losing weight.
Some people find it to be a major struggle to lose even the smallest amount of weight. The reality is there are a number of factors that contribute to weight loss resistance in the body.
Weight Loss Resistance happens for a variety of reasons including:
Cravings due to brain chemical imbalance
Depressed Metabolism due to low Fat Free Mass from chronic dieting
High Cortisol Levels due to Chronic Stress
History of Failure with Weight Loss
Food Allergies and Gut Dysbiosis
Toxic burden that causes weight gain or makes it difficult to lose weight
Chronic sleep deprivation
As you can see from this list, weight loss resistance is a complex issue resulting from a variety of factors.
In order to lose fat and maintain or increase lean body mass, you need to have a healthy metabolism. This becomes a process of healing so that you can get healthy and lose weight. The more damaged your metabolism is, the longer it can take to heal it before you see significant weight loss. Let me say it again, you must be healthy to lose fat.
It is critical to measure the success in your program by more than just the pounds you have lost. Changing your lifestyle by incorporating positive habits and reducing & eliminating factors that are contributing to your weight loss resistance takes time, effort and focus.
Of course, the sooner you can identify which factors are contributing to your problems and fix them, the sooner you can overcome weight loss resistance. This is why it is critical to take the "Are You Weight Loss Resistant" Quiz and work with a health care provider who understands how to help you through the healing process.