Top 3 reasons why you are not losing weight
Despite a balanced diet and regular exercise , you are not losing weight.
Usually, when you can’t lose weight, it’s because you’re forgetting something. Elsa, dietician at Foodvisor, reveals the top 3 reasons that can slow down your weight loss.
- You lack sleep
Studies* have shown that lack of sleep leads to an increase in the production of ghrelin, a hormone linked to hunger, and a decrease in the hormone responsible for satiety. Lack of sleep, therefore, promotes appetite and craving for fatty, sweet, and salty foods. To avoid cravings, sleep at least 7 hours a night!
- You don’t drink enough water
It is well known that drinking a glass of water before a meal reduces your appetite and allows you to eat less**. But that’s not the only reason why water plays a role in weight loss. When you are dehydrated, your kidneys don’t function properly and your body doesn’t eliminate waste products properly. As a result, you store more fat than you burn. Don’t hesitate to drink 6 to 8 glasses of water.
- You eat from a plate that is too big
If you want to lose weight, you need to consume fewer calories than your body needs. And sometimes you don’t realize that you are eating a little too much. By decreasing the size of your plate, you will eat slightly less without realizing it.
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