Have you tried different diets, tried different diets from experts, and tried all kinds of exercises, but didn’t get the results you wanted? Wondering why I’m not the only one not losing weight? Not sure what to do now? Read the article below.
The root of your weight loss problems may be heredity or a poor lifestyle. It may even be due to the action of hormones in the body.
Now is the time to stop ineffective diets and exercise that only give us anxiety, depression, and frustration to find a solution.
Let’s figure out what’s wrong
If you do not lose weight despite exercising regularly and eating well, the first thing to consider is whether there is a problem with your health.
I need to understand the metabolism according to the characteristics and personality of my body. Let’s start with a short but meaningful questionnaire:
- Is it difficult to lose weight even with the right diet and regular exercise?
- Do you take thyroid medications, antidepressants, insulin supplements, blood pressure medications, steroids, or anticonvulsants?
- Have you recently experienced sensitivity to cold or sudden temperature changes, constipation, fatigue, dry or pale skin, reduced memory, thinning hair, or lack of concentration?
- Do you have a waist size of 35 inches (female) or 38 inches (male) or more?
- Do any of the following symptoms apply? High blood pressure, high blood sugar, high triglyceride levels
- Do you have a lot of fat in your hips and thighs?
- Have you ever experienced bipolar disorder, menstrual irregularities, sensitive breasts, hot flashes, excessive sweating, and dryness of the genital area?
If you answered yes to at least two questions, you are more difficult to lose weight than others.
Find out why you are not losing weight
The drugs mentioned above are effective in inducing weight gain or inhibiting weight loss. No matter how many calories we consume or consume. Talk to your doctor about alternative medications.
You should also consider thyroid problems. Many people realize that they have a thyroid problem when they can’t lose weight no matter what.
When the thyroid gland does not function properly, symptoms such as fatigue, constipation, hair loss, memory problems, and inability to tolerate cold occur.
If you think your thyroid is the reason why you are not losing weight, or if you have a family history of thyroid, how about getting a blood test?
There is also a symptom called metabolic syndrome, which prevents the body from regulating blood sugar levels, causing more fat to accumulate than usual.
Besides, there are more things to consider. If you have more fat in your abdomen than in other areas, it means your triglycerides are too high. Keep an eye on your blood pressure for any issues. Heredity has as much influence as other factors, so it is recommended that you consult with your doctor.
And poor eating habits, a sedentary lifestyle, and excessive smoking and drinking can exacerbate the problem.
There are also questions specific to women. The reason for not losing weight may be because of female hormones. When you take birth control pills or take hormone replacement therapy, your body produces more hormones than usual, causing fat to build up in your hips and thighs.
Other symptoms we may experience include mood swings, excessive sweating, dryness around the vagina, and sensitive breasts. Let’s go see a gynecologist. If you look in the mirror and see that your body is a pear shape with a thin upper body and wide hips, this may be a sign that your female hormone levels are too high.
Whatever the problem, there is a solution
Once you’ve identified the problem, it’s time to plan and move things forward.
If you have a thyroid problem
Reduce your calorie intake while taking the appropriate prescription medication. Eat a lot of fiber-rich foods and avoid processed or refined foods. Eat lean meat that is rich in iodine. Increase physical activity and reduce stress.
If you have metabolic syndrome
Reduce your intake of processed foods and eat more fiber. Exercising for at least 30 minutes every day, smoking cessation and alcohol consumption are basic. Take your doctor’s prescription medications while trying to lower your stress levels. Blood pressure, cholesterol, triglyceride, and blood sugar levels should be checked periodically.
If it’s a female hormone
Increase your fiber intake and eat soy instead of meat. Take a multivitamin daily and do moderate-to-high-intensity cardio at least twice a week.
Strengthening your muscles with strength training such as weight lifting is a good idea.