Surprising Reasons Why You Aren’t Losing Weight

 

According to a recent study, morning people weight less researchers believe that getting the early morning sun versus the afternoon sun helps to synchronize the body’s internal clock so you’re more likely to have regular sleep patterns.

Regular and consistent sleep patterns help to ensure that the metabolism is up and running efficiently. Sunlight is an essential part of vitamin D, which helps with fat burning.

1. Sleep deprived

If you are an early bird and you aren’t getting enough sleep, this can affect your efforts for your weight loss. When you’re tired, you tend to feel hungrier and those who don’t get a decent amount of sleep tend to consume hundreds of calories more a day than those who do. People who don’t sleep enough are less active the next day and burn lesser calories.

2. Stress

Stress promotes overeating and it can completely slow down ones metabolism. It’s the body’s response to stress that elevates levels of cortisol, leading to increased cravings and hunger. Studies have shown that, people undergoing stress burn fewer calories compared to those who aren’t as stressed.

3. Dehydration

The importance of consuming enough water cannot be underestimated. Water is an important part of literally every process in the body. When dehydrated your body sends signals to the brain that are often confused with hunger. Drinking a glass water before a meal curbs your appetite and prevents you from consuming excess calories.

4. Skipping meals

Skipping meals is a good way to slow your metabolism and ultimately burn fewer calories, which is the last thing, you want. When you skip meals, you’re more likely to binge or eat later too. Be sure to eat breakfast every day, it’s an important source of fuel to get your day started.

5. Health issues

If you have been doing everything right and you aren’t losing weight, you may have an underlying health issue. If you have a lot of weight to lose, it’s probably best to consult your physician first.

6. Overeating healthy foods high in calories

While foods like olive, avocados and coconut oil, seeds and nuts are beneficial for your health, the key here is moderation. Most high fat foods are also high in calories. Many people make the mistake of assuming they can eat as much as they want just because they’re good for you. Indulging in large portions lead to weight gain no matter how nutritious it may be.

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