Understanding and avoiding some simply obstacles to weight loss success will help you achieve your weight loss goal
Lack of Sleep You must remember is to get enough sleep each night. In a study by the American Journal of Epidemiology, women who slept seven or more hours a night were less likely to gain weight than women who didn’t. In fact, those who only slept 6 hours a night were 12% more likely to gain substantial weight over a long period of time. On top of this, studies have linked a lack of sleep to a higher BMI and a negative correspondence to the amount of ghrelin and leptin- hormones that help regulate your appetite. Make sure you are getting at least 7 hours per night. If you are getting up early to exercise, turn in a bit earlier at night. Lack of Potassium Keep an eye on how much potassium you are consuming. A study in Canada concluded that ingesting more potassium might actually help you not only lose weight, but also lower your blood pressure. Strive for 4,700 milligrams of potassium in your daily diet. Supplements can be helpful, but you should try to consume it naturally by eating plenty of beans, vegetables and fruits, particularly bananas. Low Metabolism As you age, you begin losing muscle. This is called sarcopenia . Muscle burns more calories than fat. As your lean muscle decreases your resting metabolism drops, thus causing you to store more food as fat. Keep your muscles strong and sarcopenia at bay by doing weight training and weight bearing exercises.