We have two important goals to attain why we are determined to do the Fast Metabolism Diet. And they are as follows: 1. Lose weight and 2. Live a healthier lifestyle. We religiously abide all the rules set in the diet, we carefully choose the food we’re eating, we woke up at the crack of dawn to work-out. We’re so focused and determined on doing things that could help us achieve our goal: to lose weight. Then it hit us! We got confused that no matter how religious we are with the diet, we’re still gaining weight!?
Of course we already know the answer to that. Chronic dieting. For many years we’ve been exposed into eating unhealthy and junk foods. We didn’t bother exercising nor nourish our body with the foods we eat. We indulge to sweets, fatty foods, and alcoholic drinks. But aside from these obvious reasons, here are other 5 logics why you’re gaining weight:
- Stress – Throughout the fast metabolism diet program, we are aware that we should avoid stress. The stress hormone, Cortisol will rise when you’re stressed out. This in turn signals your body that you’re experiencing some emergency. And will instruct your body to start depositing fats instead of losing it.
Solution: Eat phase 1 soothing and calming foods for an entire week to help you relieve the stress production in your hormones. You can also engage in some stress-relieving activities like yoga, relaxing massage, deep breathing.
- Thyroid levels – one specific condition that hinders and making your weight stall is because of your low thyroid hormones. Those people with low thyroid hormones often have low energy levels, their skin are drier, and they have some problems in body heat. Another common condition you’re suffering is constipation.
Solution: If you have low level thyroid hormones, it is recommended that you bring the fast metabolism diet book with you and consult it to your physician before you will start your diet. Have your TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormones) checked. Your physician may need to revised some sections in the fast metabolism diet, like your food portions, to suit your individual medical condition.
- Hormonal Imbalance.
Estrogen, a girly hormone, is the one responsible in bringing a sexy curvy figure for girls. However, too much estrogen increases your tendency to gain weight, as it stores fluid.
Solution: Have a check up at your doctor first. You can also do the H Burn that helps weight loss with people with specific conditions, like hormonal imbalance.
- Poor Sleep
Having a poor sleep, much worse if you have insomnia, will likely contribute to your weight gain. Having a poor sleep can also trigger stress in your body. Your body needs to rest so that it can repair your body and replenish it the next day.
Solution: Try to sleep at least 8 hours a night.
- Bowel Bacteria
There are actually 2 kinds of bacteria in our human bowel. The Bacteroidetes (known as lean mice) and the Firmicutes (known as obese mice). Research shows that the obese people have more Firmicutes in their body. This bowel bacteria contributes into weight gain.
Solution: Avoid sugar at all costs. You can have stevia or xylitol as alternative sweeteners. Also, take a metabolism probiotics.
Note: You can read this article to help you deal with the weight plateau you’re experiencing.