Updated: Nov 7, 2020
There is an importance to leading a healthy lifestyle which may be lesser known, which includes a balanced combination of moderate exercise and healthy eating. Scientific studies show that 99% of weight loss resistance in women is - get this - HORMONAL. Yes, that's right, Hormones affect weight loss.
Ever wonder why after all that hard work you put in at the gym, it just doesn't seem to pay off after a certain period of time, no matter how much harder you try, you just seem incapable of losing any more weight?
With that being said, check out the following fact:
It is said that weight loss is based on a "calorie in, calorie out" theory, such as the calories we consume vs. the number we burn. This stereotype isn't ALWAYS true, and don't typically reflect the numbers on the scale.
Take into consideration the stresses of extreme dieting and individual circumstances - causing a contradictory effect to one's efforts.
According to biological studies, it has been found that nearly all weight loss resistance in women is hormonal based.
Certain hormones have great effects on our weight, including mood and happiness.
Take Cortisol for example: The main stress hormone, responsible for belly fat deposits, PMS and a short fuse.
Another example, Insulin: This is important to maintain, if it is too high, this increases your blood sugar levels. It's job is to drive glucose into cells.
In short, 99% of weight loss resistance is hormonal, and in maintaining a balance is critical to losing weight and improving your mood. High or irregular levels of Cortisol will diminish positive brain chemicals such as serotonin over time.
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