Have you ever tried to lose weight and eventually hit a plateau?
This isn’t an unusual occurrence, actually.
If this has happened to you, there are a couple of things to consider.
1.a. You may be eating foods that aren’t healing for your body.
Even some foods that are labeled “healthy” aren’t healthy for everyone.
You might be surprised by some of these, but this includes:
- chia seeds
- bell peppers
It’s actually a pretty long list, but the point is that some foods may be inflammatory to you and that will work against you.
1.b. Also, while we’re on the topic of nutrition…
If you tried to lose weight by calorie reduction, what happens is your metabolism was matching the amount of calories you ate originally.
When you dropped that calorie count, you initially lost weight because your metabolism is still running based on the previous caloric intake.
But your body is smart!
She realizes you dropped caloric intake, and matches the metabolism down to it.
Hence the limited timeframe when we lose weight through caloric restriction.
And yes, you’ve guessed it, this is not the way I would encourage for someone to try to lose weight.
2. You’re not exercising or you haven’t leveled up your exercise as you got stronger.
In order to lose weight healthfully, both nutrition and exercise need to be involved.
When you start with exercising, you’ll want to do what you can with where you are at right then.
But here’s the thing, as you get healthier and lose weight and get stronger… you just may need to up your intensity or time or resistance or distance.
By switching up your choice of exercise, as in varying between maybe walking and weight lifting and some HIIT, you will keep challenging your body.
That’s a good thing.
3. You might need to do a detox.
It is really important to realize that your fat cells can be used as storage by your body.
When that’s the case, your body may be really resistant to letting go of the extra weight because then the toxins are flushed into your system again.
This can be the case especially with heavy metals and chemicals.
Actually, there is even a class of chemicals called obesogens, because they make us fat…
But mold and parasites can mess with your weight as well…
With detox, of course we need to remove that source first (as best as we can), make sure the drainage funnel is working, and then start using the proper binders to safely remove the toxins.
All three of these weight loss plateau causes are pretty common from what I’ve seen amongst patients who have wanted to lose weight.
Plus, as usual, doing these healthy things for your health is even better when done prophylactically!
So really, we all should be checking our nutrition, keep moving our bodies, and do detox intermittently since we do live in a toxic world.
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