5 reasons you are not losing weight no matter how hard you try

1. Genetics

If obesity runs in your family, then don’t be surprised when you find it hard to lose weight. Genetics affects how fat is stored in the body and where extra fat is.

2. Food

Food is an obvious factor in weight loss, and yes, you have to count calories. No matter how many times you go to the gym, the simple rule is “you need to consume fewer calories per day than you burn.”

3. Hormones

Hormones signal weight loss and gain to the brain. If thyroid and cortisol hormones are functioning abnormally, then weight gain and retention will be affected.

4. Lifestyle

Stress and lack of sleep are major factors that might lead to weight gain in some people. Research has shown that lack of sleep and stress can lead to increased craving that causes weight gain.

5. Exercise

It’s not only about exercising but how you exercise. Cardio is like running the treadmill, cycling is not enough to make you lose weight. What you need to do is combine it with strength training, that is means lifting weights.

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