A Harvard Doctor Says İt’s Harder Than Ever to Lose Weight Right Now, But There Are 5 Ways to Do İt Well
If you’ve made dietary changes and amped up your cardio, but the pounds still aren’t falling off, other forces may be at play, reports new research in the journal Obesity Research & Clinical Practice.The National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey collected dietary and physical activity data from more than 36,000 people between 1971 and 2008, and 14,400 people between 1988 and 2006.
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It turns out that subjects who consumed the same amount of calories and did the same workouts in 2006 had higher BMIs than those who ate and exercised the same amount in 1988. What gives?Researchers speculate that stress and pollution levels might be contributing to the higher level of fat storage.
Additional factors, like sleep deprivation and the use of medicines that cause weight gain (such as antidepressants), might also be to blame.To observe if stress or reduced sleep might be impacting your weight loss, keep a detailed journal of what you’re eating, how much you’re exercising and sleeping, and your mood levels. Wouldn’t it be something if the secret to a healthier waistline is sacrificing that run for some zzz’s?
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