Are Extra Pounds Weighing You Down?

weight lossAre extra pounds weighing you down? Have you tried dieting and deprivation with little success? Weigh loss is not about dieting. There are many “diets” out there that proclaim you will lose weight if you follow the program. Eat this, don’t eat that, eliminate these foods, buy these prepared meals, and so on. You have probably tried a few of them already and either didn’t lose any weight or you lost weight only to put it back on and then some. You are feeling frustrated and discouraged because you have tried everything including deprivation but you haven’t achieved the lasting results you long for. I want you to know it is not your fault.

Stubborn weight loss occurs when something in the body is out of balance. Your body is doing what it is designed to do. The key to lasting weight loss is identifying why your body is holding onto excess weight after all your efforts to lose it. There is no magic pill or quick fix. Even a drastic surgery does not resolve the underlying core cause of weight-loss resistance.

To lose weight effectively and permanently it is necessary to understand the underlying causative factors that contribute to weight gain in the first place. These issues need to be addressed and corrected if they are an issue for you. Weight loss will be the result of bringing your body and your metabolism back into balance. You will know you have resolved the problem because weight will come off easily and naturally.

Major causative factors why you may not be losing weight: toxins, food allergies, gut problems, adrenal problems, Thyroid function, insulin resistance, hormonal imbalances, leptin resistance, nutritional deficiencies, stress, eating disorders, and emotional issues.

You only need one or two of these factors to interfere with the body’s natural ability to lose weight. The challenge is to identify which ones are specifically affecting you. The core cause will vary from person to person depending on lifestyle, diet, and other circumstances. An integrative or holistic approach can help you discover and resolve what is interfering with your body’s ability to lose weight.

Understand your body is complex in design and every function is connected in some manner to everything else internally. There is an innate intelligence within your body that communicates to you every second of the day. It is your job to decipher its messages. Honoring the wisdom of your body and looking for underlying causes of weight–loss resistance will serve you better than any diet program you might try. Above all, love and accept yourself unconditionally. You are made up of so much more than few extra pounds!