It is frustrating having trouble losing weight. It is not easy to lose unwanted pounds. If it was easy, I would be done writing articles! If you ask someone that has lost a significant amount of weight if it was hard or easy, they would most likely say it was hard. Or at least a lot of work and focus. They may have even had troubles of their own along the way. So even if you are trying your best, there is almost a guarantee you are going to have setbacks. The secret to overcoming hiccups on your weight loss journey is to get over them and move on. Keep going no matter what halted your progression. Things happen, it's life. Giving up completely is the only way you can fail. If you stand back up after a fall and take one step at a time, you are moving in the right direction, which is towards your weight loss goal.
No matter all of your efforts, there still may be some issues that are blocking your path to a slimmer waistline.
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What could be the cause of having trouble losing weight? Medications with side effects could be stinting your weight loss goals. Hormones, oh hormones! Unfortunately, we have no control over our hormones. They have a mind of their own. Hormones such as cortisol, the stress hormone and hormones from the thyroid gland, have an effect on your body's metabolism system.
Other reasons of having trouble losing weight could be emotional and anxiety issues. The body needs to be balanced to work at an optimal state. When emotions are unmanaged, it directly affects the body's responses.
Most of us know that we should cut down on treats and exercise more to shed unwanted pounds. Although trying these things are effective, sometimes you may plateau or even gain weight. This can be confusing and cause you to feel all mixed up about what you should be doing!
Here are some tricks you can try when nothing else seems to be working.
Tricks To Try When You Are Having Trouble Losing Weight:
- Wear tighter jeans. This may help you to control portions. Avoid wearing comfy clothes during the day.
- Take all of your vitamins. They can help your body cut down on cravings when you are getting the nutrients you need.
- Add lemon to water. Lemon is a detoxifier and can help sedate cravings.
- Keep a food journal. Log your daily consumption.
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