Are you dieting and exercising but not losing weight?
Do you feel like no matter what you do, it’s impossible to to get rid of stored body fat?
Have you tried every diet and workout plan under the sun and the only thing you’ve lost is time?
Does it seem like your body is just one step ahead of you, resisting every change you try to make?
So what do you do?
If you’re like most people, you keep searching, you double down on your efforts.
Does that sound like you?
Are you someone who believes that in order to finally lose the weight
…you have to diet and deprive yourself of your favorite foods?
…you just need to do more exercise or exercise harder?
Or maybe you believe you’re stuck because
…you just have a slow metabolism,
or that being overweight just runs in your family and is genetic.
Have you ever considered the possibility that the reason you are dieting and exercising but not losing weight has nothing to do with any of those things?
Society has conditioned us to believe that weight gain and loss is all about calories and willpower.
“Just Eat Less and Workout Harder”
However, modern obesity research disagrees.
Scientists and doctors are saying reason many people are not able to lose weight and why diet why diet & exercise aren’t working to do with
a hormone called leptin.
Leptin is a hormone that is produced released from your body’s fat cells after you eat to tell your body to stop feeling hungry and start burning calories.
“Sounds great! Just double up on the leptin watch the fat magically disappear!
That’s not exactly how it works.
Your body builds a tolerance to it.
The more fat you have on your body, the more leptin you produce.
Excess leptin can cause your body to become resistant.
If your body is resistant to leptin, the hormone can’t do its job.
This is condition is called “Leptin resistance”, and is now believed to be one of, if not THE leading driver of fat gain in men and women.
It goes something like this:
When you have leptin resistance, your body goes into overdrive, producing more leptin, trying to tell your brain that you’ve had enough to eat, but your brain isn’t picking up on it.
That leaves you with cravings for more food, and it starts the cycle:
The more you eat, the bigger your fat cells get, along with the risk of worsening your leptin resistance. And the more you gain weight, the less sensitive your body becomes to leptin.
Hopefully by now, you are starting to realize
that if you are dieting and exercising, but not losing weight
that it may not be your fault.
In my next post, I’m going to discuss some of the implications of leptin resistance when it comes to dieting and weight loss.
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