Weight gain is ultimately a symptom of imbalance and this weight loss program is designed to address those imbalances. There are a number of physiological causes for weight gain and difficulty losing weight. Some of these imbalances are related to the endocrine system and involve stress hormones like cortisol, which affects insulin, glucagon and growth hormone. Thyroid dysfunction, loss of estrogen or an imbalance of estrogen to progesterone, and loss of testosterone can all make weight loss incredibly challenging. Neurotransmitter imbalances can cause cravings and emotional eating. Excessive inflammation in the body due to oxidative stresses, food and/or environmental allergies can make losing weight next to impossible for some. Poor sleep, poor digestion, and nutritional deficiencies often contribute to hormonal imbalances. Pain can make movement and exercise difficult. Poor meal composition and even the bacteria we carry in our gut affect our ability to lose and maintain weight loss.
It really is not as simple as calories in must be less than or equal to calories out.
Conventional diets have roughly a 5% success rate. There is an entire industry propelled by promises of weight loss and success. Yo-yo dieting has become the norm and the more we yo-yo diet the harder weight loss becomes. We are a culture who is dieting ourselves up in weight.Details