Weight Loss Resistance: Here’s How Hormones Impact Weight Loss
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You’re doing everything correctly: you count calories, reduce your sugar intake, cut out most processed foods, and hit the gym four times every week. Yet despite your most focused effort, those last 10 pounds refuse to vacate.
Weight loss resistance differs from plateauing. Almost everyone hits a roadblock at some point on their weight-loss journey, but eventually they overcome that plateau and continue losing weight. But when you stay consistently on course and yet weeks — even months — go by without the scales budging, that’s weight loss resistance.
“Your body is a chemistry lab, not a bank account, and the calories-in-calories-out model is woefully outdated because it fails to account for the numerous variables that can affect fat loss,” says JJ Virgin, CNS, who describes weight loss resistance as not losing one to three pounds of fat every week when you’re following a strict protocol.
Many things contribute to weight loss resistance, including pharmaceutical and over-the-counter medications, food allergies or sensitivities, thyroid or adrenal imbalances, and genetics. In the most stubborn cases, a chiropractor or other healthcare professional can analyze your lab work and perhaps employ additional testing that reveals what sabotages your success.
Here’s the thing with any diet: calories matter. If you eat too many calories from any food, your body has to store those excess calories somewhere — typically, as fat.
Weight loss resistance sometimes occurs from something that many diet plans neglect or fail to understand: hormonal imbalances.
As Virgin suggests, calories matter, but hormones matter more. Hormone imbalances become a major but often overlooked culprit for weight gain and weight loss resistance. Most of those imbalances hinge on one big player: insulin.