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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.

  1. 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!

  1. 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.

  1. 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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* https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC535701/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18564298/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC535424/
** https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8287852/

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