You’re doing everything you can to lose weight. You’re on a diet. You exercise. You’ve followed all the instructions. But somehow, you’re still not losing weight the way you thought you would…
Why does this happen? There are plenty of things that may be stopping you from shedding the excess weight you so desperately want to lose. You may not even realize that you’re jeopardizing your efforts!
5 REASONS YOU’RE NOT LOSING WEIGHT, EVEN WITH DIET AND EXERCISE
1. YOU’RE NOT SLEEPING ENOUGH
Sleep is restorative. It helps the body recover from the troubles of the day. It gives you energy, improves positive thinking, and betters your focus. Overall, it is great for mental and physical health all around.
Without enough sleep, you are automatically at a higher risk for obesity. You are also 55% more likely to wind up being overweight or obese! This is because you’re depriving yourself of all the positive benefits that come from a minimum of seven hours of sleep per night. (1)
Why does this happen? Well, the body’s natural cycle – or the circadian rhythm – is based on hormones that are regulated by sleeping times and mealtimes. As such, you need to have a regular daily routine in order for your body to respond correctly.
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