Why It Hasn’t Worked For You So Far..
Weight gain and fluctuations can be a result of many combined factors such as: digestive health, dysbiosis, PCOS, hormonal imbalances, thyroid disorders, estrogen dominance, menopause & peri-menopause, testosterone imbalances, chronic pain, mobility restriction, chronic conditions, etc. An especially important contributor is your digestion; sluggish bowels and sluggish liver have been associated with weight gain and difficulty losing weight, which can be due to toxins, inflammation, diet etc.
Stress and lifestyle are huge factors impacting your ability to break down those fat cells and build lean muscle. Did you know that high levels of stress hormone, aka cortisol, can increase your resistance to insulin further causing you to gain weight? Why, you may be asking; insulin is an anabolic hormone. Anabolic hormones BUILD, where’s catabolic hormones BREAK DOWN. When in insulin resistance state, insulin increases and tells your body to store more fats and sugars. If interested, you can read more about insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome.
Therefore, it takes much more than just diet and exercise to lose weight and maintain it. We need to remove the causing factors, improve metabolism and use a sustainable approach to lose weight.
If you are constantly hungry, there may be an underlined hormonal issue, Dr. Tali, a Toronto naturopath, will check this through blood testing.