Factors that affect your weight
I am going to reveal 5 secrets that will change the way you think about losing weight. I’m sure by now you would have tried every single trick in the book, which I understand can be frustrating and disheartening, but don’t lose heart yet. I will walk you through the five obstacles that hinder you from losing weight fast.
Before we move further, I want you to understand that just dieting and exercising alone will not suffice in reaching your weight loss goal, you will soon run out of steam and motivation and even lose hope in your pursuit of doing so.
Each person’s body is different and the metabolism works differently. For some, starvation may be the answer, however, you will be starving your cells of much-needed nutrition. Cutting down the quantity of food may work for some, along with vigorous exercise. Like I mentioned earlier, every body responds to a specific protocol in a different way.
I’m here to share the secret of losing weight without any extreme diet or strenuous exercise. Below are the five facts that will change the way you look and feel.
1. Insulin resistance and Sugar connection
Have you met anyone who has been diagnosed with diabetes recently? The first thing you would notice about him or her is that they have lost weight. When there is an excess of insulin present in the body, it inhibits the absorption of sugar in the cells.
One problem that often arises with chronically high insulin levels is insulin resistance. In response to rising blood sugar levels, insulin is secreted by the pancreas to escort glucose out of the bloodstream and into the tissue to be used as fuel. However, sometimes the insulin cannot enter the tissue cells. In someone who is insulin resistant, either receptor sites are completely full and unable to accommodate any more insulin, or they are not functioning properly and don’t recognize the message that the insulin is bringing.
Regardless of the reason for insulin resistance, the glucose can no longer enter the cells and instead accumulates in the blood. In response, the body tries to reduce the blood glucose levels by telling the pancreas to produce and release yet more insulin.
Insulin draws water from the extracellular environment (the area surrounding the cells), which causes artificial hunger. This is another contributing factor to the desire to eat more which then causes your problem of losing weight. By reducing the insulin in the organism, you can reduce your desire to eat more and thus, subsiding hunger.
The popular notion that people who are fat simply lack the willpower to stop eating is simplistic. The overweight are starving because they are malnourished. A lack of vital nutrients leads to a cascade of problems, including depression, heart disease, joint pain, sleep apnea, and increased susceptibility to infections such as cellulitis. That person will crave empty calorie foods to increase energy, but this can lead to diabetes.
Insulin resistance → Fat storage → Weight gain → Type II Diabetes
Now that you have crossed the first hurdle of eating less, let me point you to another hormone that is produced by a gland hiding in your neck.
2. Underactive Thyroid Gland in Hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism may be regarded as a catch-all term that describes both an under activity of the gland itself, and the inability of the body to utilize the thyroid hormone. Weight gain is one of the most common signs of hypothyroidism.
The thyroid is responsible for releasing hormones that help regulate your metabolism, or basically, its function is to break down fat and help your liver and pancreas to metabolize stored calories as fuel for your body.
Malfunctions in the metabolism accompany impaired temperature regulation. This manifests in weight gain along with heat intolerance and excessive coldness, particularly in the extremities where there is impaired circulation.
If your thyroid makes fewer hormones, then your metabolism slows down. It simply means you don’t get to burn off calories as quickly so they are stored as fat (difficult to burn off and metabolize) instead — thus, you gain weight. Consult with your physician on the Thyroid Function Test. The ratio of TSH, T4 to T3 will reveal your absorption of thyroxine in the body and help you determine if you have hypothyroidism.
Let’s now move on to another reason as to why losing weight adds to struggles in your daily life. You might already be on a healthy diet yet it seems that you still keep on gaining weight. There may be certain foods you are sensitive to. Let’s find out.
3. Food Intolerances and Sensitivities
Many people don’t realize that they have food intolerance even as an adult, as most doctors would not recommend a food intolerance test. No one has a perfect immune system, every one of us is different and our immune system works differently.
People with multiple food intolerances tend to put on weight. The common ones are gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance, and carbohydrates. There are many labs in Dubai that will do an IgG Food Intolerance Test that may be an eye-opener in revealing your intolerances.
When a high carbohydrate diet is eaten, Candida and parasites can proliferate. These pathogens thrive by stealing vital nutrients from the host, who overeats to compensate for this lack of nutrition—thus promoting weight gain.
Foods you are sensitive to create a reaction that can raise the insulin and cortisol levels in your body. Both of them promote fat storage which is hard to burn off. Moreover, this can also increase your cravings of foods you are not supposed to eat in the first place.
Removing foods containing gluten, including grains, contribute to weight loss, but before you do this, I strongly recommend you to do the IgG Food Intolerance Test.
4. The culprit – Adenovirus 36
Another culprit that could be contributing to the reason why you have been gaining weight is the presence of a specific virus in your body. Viruses are contagious and can make you sick as they are considered to be the most abundant biological entity on Earth. However, with adenovirus-36, you tend to put on weight.
Infection by this virus “is certainly not the cause of all obesity, but it will contribute to your weight,’’ says Richard L. Atkinson, head of the Obetech Obesity Research Center in Richmond and a clinical professor of pathology at Virginia Commonwealth University. “It’s a slow process that works by changing your metabolic rate. It takes a year or two to get really obese after you’ve been infected.’’
-Marlene Cimons, Washington Post
Human adenovirus 36 or Ad-36 is one of the 52 types of adenoviruses known to infect humans. This is also an obesity agent that increases glucose uptake and promotes chronic inflammation in fat tissues by inducing adiposity.
Recently, researchers discovered that monkeys, mice, and chickens injected with the virus gain more weight than do uninfected animals. The virus causes the number of fat cells to increase, and also to triple in size (thus more fat stored). Studies also show that 20% to 30% of overweight humans are infected with AD-36, compared to 11% of the nonobese population.
Although it still requires further studies and experiments, it is reasonable to say that this virus could be a contributing factor to your problem that you should also be aware of.
Have you ever asked yourself how you actually lose weight? Or how your fat leaves your body when you exercise? The next fact will surprise you about how it works.
5. Carbon Dioxide exhalation in fat burning
Everyday, you inhale and exhale fresh air. Exhaling carbon dioxide has a huge part in losing weight which most people find surprising.
When you do exercise, you lose weight. But do you know where the fat goes after working out? Well, in fact, your fat is converted to carbon dioxide and water. When you go for a run or hit the gym, you get tired and you normally do some deep breaths. This is how you lose weight. Your fat goes into thin air, literally speaking.
Cardio Exercise and Yoga
Doing cardio exercises and yoga are some fads that people do to shed some pounds. I have mentioned earlier that exercising somehow helps you lose some weight. And you probably already know that doing cardiovascular exercises like running, cycling, mountain climbing, etc and doing yoga involves a lot of breathing, particularly, exhaling.
Exhaling carbon dioxide is the main reason as to why you lose those fats. You might just know that when you exercise, you lose weight by sweating. Well, that is true. You get to burn off your fats through sweating as well through exhaling. You basically breathe out your fats through your lungs.
To give you a better understanding, let me give you an example: If you lose 5kg of fat, precisely 4.2kg comes out through your lungs and the remaining 0.8kg turns into water(sweat, tears, urine and so on). In other words, nearly all the weight you lose is exhaled.
However, don’t forget that you restore the carbon dioxide that you exhale by eating and drinking. So you should keep in mind that exhaling too much or hyperventilating on its own does not do the trick. You should still consider moving your body through exercising and eating a balanced diet to keep that fat away.
The common myth – Apple Cider Vinegar in weight loss
Apple cider vinegar has been known to help drop one’s appetite, hence, the weight loss. The acetic acid’s presence is the highlight of how ACV helps with weight loss. It is known to reduce belly fat and further suppress the build-up of fat in your body. When you consume just the right amount of acetic acid through ACV, your metabolism gets activated and that helps your body to use fat as a source of energy rather than store it.
There are two simple ways on how you can take ACV to lose weight:
- Mix 1 teaspoon (tsp) of the apple cider vinegar with a glass of water. You may take it in an empty stomach first thing in the morning.
- Another way is to take 1 teaspoon of it with a glass of water before your meal in the evening.
Despite the small amount of evidence associating ACV to weight loss, you may still find this helpful to shed some kilos. However, staying safe and preventing side effects should also be given importance in order for you to maintain your health. Remember that anything that’s too much is not good so you should also keep track of the amount you consume to avoid any undesirable circumstances.
In a nutshell, there are different factors as to why you may be struggling to lose some weight. But then on the brighter side, there is also something that can help you overcome your problem of gaining weight. You may consider doing the following:
- Check if you have insulin resistance. This will let you know if your insulin levels are efficiently interacting with your body.
- Undergo Thyroid Function Test. This is to find out if you either have hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism causes you to put on weight while losing weight can be caused by hyperthyroidism.
- Consult your physician. If you suspect you have been infected by the adenovirus 36, have it tested.
- Do the Food Intolerance Test. It will help you figure out why losing weight is hard for you. There may be certain foods that you cannot properly metabolize or foods that your body negatively reacts to.
- Exercise regularly. It burns off your fat through exhaling carbon dioxide and secreting bodily fluids.
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We can help you achieve your fitness goals by determining the trigger factors that contribute to your weight gain. A simple food intolerance test called IgG Test can reveal your Food Intolerances or Sensitivities.
We work on eliminating intolerances so you can get back to your favorite diet without any issues. By clearing food intolerances or sensitivities from the protocol, we strengthen the immune system, eliminate the root cause of weight gain and in bonus, it also helps improve your digestion and metabolism. This allows your body to get only the necessary nutrients which also helps you to lose weight fast.
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