Facts about weight loss that you didn’t know about
Weight loss is one of the things that I bet every woman and man have tried at a certain point in their lives. It can be for health purposes or just staying fit, but its one of the things about life that worry many people.
Ever tried losing weight but nothing seems to be working and you are left wondering about what you could be doing wrong?
Even nutritious food can make you gain weight
Many people think if it’s healthy, you can eat as much as you want, but it’s important to limit ‘recreational’ eating, no matter how healthy the snack.
When you eat is also as important as what you eat
When you eat is important for weight loss. Starving all day and eating a big meal at the end of the day is counterproductive.
No matter how nutritious a meal is, if eaten too late in the day, one does not have the time to burn it off and use it for fuel for the day. It ends up being stored in the fat cells.
Reaching the goal weigh ain’t the end
It takes fewer calories and more energy expenditure to maintain weight loss than it takes to initiate weight loss. So if you let up once you start losing weight, you will gain it all back and then be the same.
Alcohol can interfere with weight loss
Alcohol is not only empty calories but also has a huge effect on the weight loss process. It can interrupt and inhibit fat metabolism, making it harder to lose weight. Alcoholic drinks also contain a lot of added calories and carbs that will make it harder to lose weight even when you’re reducing your caloric intake.
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Check your thyroid glands
If you’re having a hard time losing weight, get a proper thyroid assessment. Most people need a test that goes above the standard medical thyroid profile.
A standard thyroid test reads as ‘normal’ in 80 percent of overweight individuals, which is incorrect. A proper thyroid assessment includes checking eight different parameters of thyroid function and comparing them to optimal, not normal, values. Evaluated this way, over 80 percent of overweight individuals will actually be properly identified as being hypothyroid. This is a key contributor to overweight.
Charline Carren is a blogger and an editor at Tech for Development. A trained Public Relations and communication specialist.
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