Updated: Mar 26
1. You Never Let Yourself Indulge
Weird one, we know! Restricting yourself of any indulgences can actually cause your whole diet to backfire. A study published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine found that calorie restricting diets can actually lead to long term weight gain due to an increase in the stress hormone cortisol. This fat storing hormone spikes due to the psychological stress from constantly saying “no” to the dessert you want so badly. Keep indulgences in healthy moderation and they’re not an issue!
2. Hormonal Imbalances
There are a number of hormonal imbalances that can occur in the body that factor into why your fat might not be budging. Things such as an under active thyroid (when your thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones which regulate metabolism), Polycystic Ovary Syndrome ‘PCOS’ (a hormone related problem causing small cysts on the ovaries) and menopause (which results in hormonal changes that can make you more likely to gain weight around the abdomen). Even things such as stress, Estrogen dominance and Insulin resistance can factor into stubborn fat. Keep a look out for mood swings, heavy or painful periods, low libido or insomnia as they may be signs of a hormonal imbalance.
3. You Don’t Practice Mindful Eating
Eating mindfully can do wonders to get rid of stubborn belly fat. Mindful eating is when you focus on every aspect of eating and putting a focus on the sensations brought by every bite of your food. Although with living our busy lives this can be very difficult, we have the tendency to eat while we’re distracted by our phones or other devices which cause us to overeat. According to Harvard Medical School practicing mindful eating can actually help slim your figure.
4. Your Not Eating Enough
Some dieters get so caught up in being thin that they heavily restrict the number of calories they eat, or even turn to going the whole day without eating. Going on these dangerously restrictive diets can actually slow down your metabolism and cause pounds to burn off slower, so remember to stay on the healthy track of a balanced diet and exercise.
5. Your Getting Older
When your metabolism slows, you don’t need as many calories to keep your body humming along, adding to the metabolic slow down is a shift in your body composition. As you age, your muscle mass decreases and your fat mass increases.
Stubborn fat, although despite diet and exercise can be difficult to shift. And it possibly could be one of the above reasons thats causing it. Our non-invasive treatments are a perfect solution to help push the body in its natural processes of breaking down and removing stubborn fat.
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