It seems that you have tried everything? And the problem may be completely different.
"It's easy," they say. "Just eat well and exercise!". This is an old weight loss formula, but we all know better: weight loss is not something simple, and there is no universal approach. Following a healthy diet and spending time in the gym are just two of the many factors that affect weight.
You eat foods that you think are healthy (but they are not)
Walk into any grocery store and you'll come across labels that say "all-natural," "gluten-free," and "low-fat." But in fact, many of these packaged foods are not nutritious and do not make you full. You eat them and do not get rid of hunger.
Bottom line: Replace these packaged foods with whole foods (foods that exist in nature and that you will find outside the store).
You don't prioritize sleep
Have you ever noticed how you reach for junk food when you're stressed or don't get enough sleep? This is not accidental. Studies have shown that people deprived of sleep tend to choose foods high in sugar and trans fats to compensate for the feeling of lack of energy.
You have a hormonal imbalance
Hormones facilitate almost all bodily processes, including metabolism, hunger and satiety. Since hormones play a role in our appetite, some of them affect our body weight. When they fail (hello, fatigue, cravings for sweets, resistance to weight loss, stress), no diet will help you.
Bottom line: Check your hormone levels (insulin, leptin and cortisol) to stabilize them first.
You have chronic inflammation
If you regularly consume foods that cause inflammation, such as sugar, alcohol, refined carbohydrates or processed foods, you create a toxic environment in the body that is unable to digest, absorb or excrete food.
Food intolerance can also be a source of inflammation, so pay attention to common symptoms such as gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea after eating certain foods.