This topic can be quite frustrating for those who struggle more with weight loss, so I want to shed some light on this today.
A lot of factors play into our weight – the genetics of our body type, our gender (yes, men tend to lose faster than women as a whole), and many other things, but I want to focus on the 2 most important ones today. The ones we have complete control over.
1. Our metabolism (Metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy). Yes, some people are just metabolically gifted. Others can’t seem to gain weight no matter how hard they try, while others seem to have to kill themselves to see the scale budge.
Both age and gender play into your metabolic rate but so does your activity level and the amount of muscle you carry.
The bottom line
You can help your metabolism — and your odds of weight-loss success — by changing your energy balance, or the balance between what you consume and what you burn off, through a healthy diet and regular physical activity.
So, do your best with your genetics and seriously…focus on adding as much muscle as possible and leveraging daily activity (like walking) frequently.
2. Your stress response. As we grow up, our stress response is cemented, and it has a lot to do with food; like emotional eating disorders.
Of course, things like your hormone (cortisol) levels can factor into weight loss (or lack thereof), but stress your response also impacts our eating habits.
Cortisol is closely linked with stress. It is a hormone that works as a key player in the body’s stress response and is often measured in research as an indicator of stress. Cortisol plays a vital role in the body’s functioning;
And considering people are more stressed than they’ve ever been, this is playing a huge factor in the global weight crisis.
People tend to overeat (comfort eaters) or under eat in response to stress, (eating disorders) and this can have a tremendous impact on our weight, to include your metabolism.
Do you know your tendency?
I would love to hear your thoughts and experiences with this,
As always, if you’re ready to do the work, look for a Coach and sit down and share your story with them. Let them guide, mentor, and coach you to that phenomenal life you always wanted.
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To Your Success,
Kipp – KALFIT Coach & Mentor
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