5 Reasons Losing Weight Is A Struggle

Losing weight can be a mammoth task, and it does not really make much of a difference if you are trying to lose weight, it can be a gruesome ordeal and you may even consider it an exercise in futility. If you are really having a hard time losing weight, then you are not alone and it is not that you are being negative, studies now affirm that the struggle is real and it is not an easy undertaking.

Here are some of the reasons why it is difficult to lose weight:

Environmental Factors and Genetics

5 Reasons Losing Weight Is A Struggle—And How to Make It EasierMuch of what we consume today is either processed or modified in some way or form and a heavy consumption of these types of food can result in a sluggish digestive system or excessive fat storage. In addition, there are individuals among us who are more genetically predisposed to weigh more than what is considered average.

Increased Exposure to Endocrine Disruptors

Once you are consuming food, you run the risk of encountering endocrine disruptors at some point or another. In fact, it is very unlikely that  you will be left unscathed if you are eating food in this era and these disruptors (found in pesticides, preservatives and flame retardants) unfortunately, can throw your hormonal system off course and lead to weight gain. According to a recent study on mice, any direct exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) or ethinyl estradiol (EE) will disrupt the endocrine gland and will  result in a sluggish digestive system and listlessness.

You Have Always Struggled With Your Weight

Well I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the truth is if you struggle with maintaining a healthy weight and you have a history of weight gain, then the odds are unfortunately already stacked against and you are very likely to have a difficult time shedding it. Researchers have found that when a person’s body mass index climbs to around 30-35 (30 indicates obesity) then they have a marginal chance of losing 5% of their body weight over the course of one year. Therefore, it is best to set your targets with these statistics in mind.5 Reasons Losing Weight Is A Struggle—And How to Make It Easier

You are a Diet Junkie

If like so many persons these days you are hopping from one weight loss diet to another, then you run the chance of being overweight and remaining so for quite some time. Constant dieting can change the hormones that determine your cravings and if you are always disrupting them then eventually you will only serve to heighten the impulse to eat and this is a sure fire way to stack up on those pounds. It is better to maintain a healthy diet and work on losing the weight by implementing additional lifestyle changes.

Exercising Excessively

If you are intent on losing weight, then you should maintain an active lifestyle and exercising is definitely the way to go.

However, moderation in all things is key because if you subscribe to an overly rigorous program, then you may not get the energy boost you seek and you may end up eating more and gaining weight instead. So, eat right and subscribe to a great exercise regime and you will be halfway there.