Sunday, February 18, 2018
If you're struggling to lose weight, there may be other health factors at work that you're not aware of.
Here are five conditions that may be affecting your weight loss journey.
Weight gain is a common side effect to diabetes. This can be due to the effects of the insulin treatment that is used to control the blood sugar levels for those with the condition.
An underactive thyroid means your thyroid gland is not producing enough thyroid hormones. This plays a major role in ensuring your metabolism is regulated, and without enough of the thyroid hormone the body's metabolism can slow, which ultimately leads to weight gain.
When faced with stress, depression or anxiety, some use eating as a coping mechanism. If you are an emotional eater, try to find another form of distraction, such as a new hobby, walking or talking to a friend.
PCOS is a common condition that affects how a woman's ovaries work. Symptoms can include irregular periods, trouble getting pregnant, excess hair and weight gain. It is common for women with PCOS to put on weight around their waist.
Research has shown that people who sleep less than seven hours a night are more likely to become overweight than those who get nine hours or more. With lack of sleep you are more likely to reach for high-calorie energy snacks to maintain energy through the day.