Carrying around extra pounds that don't seem to budge now matter how you eat or what you do can be frustrating. This often derails an efforts made to lose weight. Who wants to spend time at the gym or forgo their favorite foods if the weight doesn't come off? Being overweight is often a symptom of an imbalance in your emotions, body, and mind. Getting back in balance is the key to losing that stubborn weight.
Common Imbalances That Affect Weight
When your body is not in balance, you may find it difficult to make food choices that support your overall health. So these imbalances are often an underlying cause, preventing weight loss. There are different types of imbalances that affect your ability to lose weight:
- Mental imbalances include feelings of anxiety, anger, or sadness about past or future don't allow you to concentrate on the present. This includes concentrating on what you are eating daily.
- Emotional imbalances cause you to use food as a substitute for love or a feeling that makes you feel more comfortable, so you can shove the uncomfortable back inside you.
- Physical imbalances include stored toxins in your digestive tract that drain your energy. A lack of energy causes you to crave stimulating foods, like sugary snacks, which are often more toxic in the long run.
Professional Care For Imbalances
Struggling to lose weight is a common problem for many people, but there are ways to help balance out the body so that weight loss is possible. You need to find a medical practitioner who understands the various types of imbalances. The practitioner can medically investigate and correct problems that lead to imbalances and the inability to shed those extra pounds. There are a variety of nutritional, metabolic, immune, hormonal and lifestyle problems that cause imbalances and problems with stubborn extra pounds.
Imbalances and lifestyle problems can lead to a variety of underlying factors in weight loss problems:
- Low thyroid function
- Hormone imbalances
- Fatty acid deficiency
- Yeast overgrowth (Candida), which leads to carbohydrate cravings
- Food allergies
- Food addiction
- Blood sugar problems
- Depleted brain chemistry
- Low-calorie diet that often causing binge eating
Symptoms of Imbalances
If you are suffering from some type of imbalance within the body, you may notice other symptoms along with stubborn weight gain.
- Food cravings
When your body is experiencing these symptoms, your brain is sending out signals that trigger you to eat drug-like foods. These foods act as substitute for missing chemicals to make you feel better. This is why eating donuts, cake, chips and other sinful snacks make you feel better--at least for a while.
If you are have extra weight and just can't seem to muster the motivation you need to get started losing it, contact your doctor. He or she can help you determine if you have an imbalance that may be thwarting your weight loss efforts.