You complete? It's not always your fault!
 Medications inaccurately diagnosed diseases and even selected the wrong type of training can be the cause of your failure to combat obesity.

Like weight loss rules are pretty simple: eat less, move more. Then why do millions of people around the world continue to struggle with excess weight and lose weight as they want? It is known that about 20 percent of people around the world are constantly sit on any diet, and 40% of men and 30% of women regularly attend training and monitor their physical activity. That is, so many people are in a constant desire to lose weight. So it's not so simple, and not all working this simple principle: "eat less, move more."

It turns out that many of our weight loss efforts run counter to the fact that the more part of our lives. For example, some medications cause weight gain (this antidepressant medication for migraine, diabetes, high blood pressure), provoke completeness disease about which you do not realize, and some types of workouts and a wrong way of life.

To understand why you're fat, you should know a lot about yourself and your health. Consider what may lie the problem of excess weight. Perhaps these reasons prevent you to lose weight.

PROBLEM: Gradual gradual weight gain

  A slow metabolism or extreme diet.

Starting at 30 years of age our metabolism (the rate at which we burn calories while at rest) is slowed down by as much as 5% for every 10 years. This means that you will burn 100 calories a day less at age 35 than it was in the 25-year-old state, and 200 calories a day less than 45 years of age, and so on. This delay is sufficient to allow a year on weight 4-6 kg!

Extreme diets (those that give greater weight loss in a very short period of time, the so-called yo-yo dieting or strict diets) impair the metabolism, by the way, regardless of your age. The body's metabolism slows down, because it includes the mechanism only when hungry, not permanently, at any meal.

Who is at risk:   All people over 30 who want to lose weight.

Solution.   Increase physical activity. Twice a week, be sure to power intensive training to build muscle, and it will increase the rate of metabolism. Muscle burns on 25-33% more calories than fat does. Increased muscle mass also leads to an increase in metabolic rate at rest and recreation. If you replace 5 kilograms of fat per 5 kg of muscle, the body will burn every day for 40 more calories while at rest. At first glance, it is a bit, but in a week it turns 280 calories, and a month is already 1120. And that is enough to lose weight without dieting.

What kind of training is better for building muscle? Consult a fitness instructor, and if you can not, then look at the push-ups, squats, lunges, exercises with dumbbells (can be replaced with bottles of water).

PROBLEM: Weight gain in patients receiving drugs

  Side effects of drugs taken.

For drugs that are directly related to weight gain are many popular drugs. It is primarily, antidepressants, drugs that are prescribed for migraine drugs for diabetics, as well as drugs for high blood pressure.

Who is at risk:   Anyone who takes these medications. Together with this drug can act differently on different people. And if the weight of one goes up, the other, these same drugs can on the contrary, lead to weight loss.

Solution.   There can not do without the help of your doctor. Independently stop taking any medicine prescribed to you. But if you think that the weight gain is due to the side effects of drugs, you can ask your therapist you choose an alternative medication, they may not be so much lead to weight gain.

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 PROBLEM: Training not leading to weight loss

  Wrong type of training selected.

Who is at risk:   As mentioned above, about 40% of men and 30% of women who exercise regularly can not lose weight.

If nothing is changed in your training, there is the effect of the so-called "plateau" when the body adapts to the stress while burning fat and calories drastically reduced.

Solution.   Activities should be varied, they should include the fragments of more intensive exercise. For example, if you're running - it's a few minutes sprint if go - then jogging. This will increase metabolism for the next 24 hours. For example, simply by switching from walking to jogging, calories burned will be 100% better, and to halve the time spent on it.

PROBLEM: Pear-shaped body type, with a worsening of the bottom (thick legs and thighs)

Swelling and fluid retention in fat tissue.

Tumescent feet can be caused by an abnormal accumulation of fat cells under the skin at the same time these fat cells accumulated liquid. Outwardly, it sometimes looks like bruising and cellulite.

Who is at risk:   from 5 to 10% of women. The exact cause is not found, then a fifth of all cases - it is hereditary.

Solution:   Medicines do not exist, but there are special supportive clothing or dressings that support the tissue and stimulate the lymphatic system to the withdrawal of excess liquid.

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 PROBLEM: Wide waist, bloated feeling in the abdomen

  Food intolerance of certain foods.

Other signals may be flatulence, nausea, diarrhea, discomfort after meals. This may be accompanied by fatigue, and joint pain. If the body can not tolerate some foods, it is difficult to digest them, and they remain in the digestive tract to digest only partially. As a result, food debris begin to interact with the bacteria.

The most common foods that can not accept your body, - milk and wheat. Lactose intolerance, contained in milk and dairy products, is not uncommon.

Who is at risk:   To varying degrees, we all are. But with age, it is becoming more frequent, especially with regard to lactose intolerance.

Solution. Symptoms of food intolerances may occur immediately, as opposed to, for example, allergies, which can be determined immediately after the consumption of any food. Therefore, experts advise to write down everything that you eat. Get a "food diary" shall be entered to all the food, drinks and all medicines that you consume. Record the fact that you feel. After a few weeks you will be able to understand if you have intolerance to some products.

Once you have decided the products that cause discomfort (usually wheat, milk, eggs), exclude them from the diet (one for a few days), and then be able to understand the rejection of any product relieves. Do not be afraid, you will need only 1-2 weeks to bring the menu to the optimum. If you are unable to solve a problem, come to the doctor with his "food diary", the expert will help you.

PROBLEM: Weight gain after 40-50

  Hormonal changes in women of middle age.

About 90% of women start to gain weight during menopause, weight gain often begins gradually, in the period of pre-menopause, is closer to 40 years. Thus, weight is concentrated mainly in the middle of the body. All this - the result of an imbalance of three major hormones: estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.

Sharply falling levels of progesterone and testosterone, and estrogen becomes the dominant hormone. Estrogen also reduced, but on the background of reduction of other hormones, it gets a little redundant. And estrogen causes the body to store fat, suppressing the use of fat for energy. As a result, the weight increases relentlessly, and no exercise can not save.

Who is at risk:   All women over 40 years old.

Solution.   A healthy diet, active lifestyle and age-related changes ... adoption. Do not be offended by estrogen, it performs for us a lot of useful things. For example, it eases the symptoms of menopause, such as anxiety, hot flashes. It also provides some protection against osteoporosis.

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 PROBLEM: The fat in the lower abdomen and waist.

  Polycystic ovary syndrome, which is associated with hormonal imbalances (too much testosterone and other male hormones).

Who is at risk:   from 5 to 10% of women of childbearing age have such problems. While the phenomenon has not been studied, but hereditary confirmed.

Another feature of this display may be irregular menstruation or lack thereof, acne, excess hair on the face and thighs, thinning hair. The accumulation of fat in the center of the body: chest, waist, abdomen and back.

Solution.   If the weight increases against the backdrop of a lack of menstruation or irregular menstruation, hand over a blood on hormones, and ask your doctor to do an ultrasound of the ovaries. If the diagnosis is confirmed, you will be offered drugs to treat and relieve the symptoms. Also shown is a diet that controls excess insulin.

PROBLEM: The gradual increase in weight plus a puffy face.

  poor performance of the thyroid gland.

Thyroid (located in the neck) is responsible for the control of metabolism, helps convert food into energy.

Symptoms associated with disruption of the thyroid may be brittle hair and nails, lack of energy, dry skin, frequent sensation of cold. If your thyroid is not functioning properly, the body can produce too much gelatinous substance called mucopolysaccharides that make you a little swollen, which is especially noticeable on the face.

Who is at risk:   Women are 10 times more prone to thyroid problems than men. Often these violations occur during pregnancy or menopause. On the development of the disease can affect and poor nutrition. To a large extent, a weak immune system affects the given state. Heredity also affects, you can be born with it, but for the time being not to notice, but the disease can run viruses, stress, pregnancy.

Solution.   Consult your doctor to do a blood test. If it is installed lethargy thyroid, you will be prescribed medications (eg, levothyroxine, a synthetic version of the hormone thyroxine).

PROBLEM: The constant state of swelling, edema, swelling

  Water retention may renal failure, liver problems.

Periodic water retention - is not a problem, it is common, in both men and women. We are talking about a constant edematous condition. And then this should trigger an alarm.

Other symptoms: swollen ankles and shins. Try pinching yourself where there is swelling. You should be alerted if you can not do that if the swelling is too dense. The problem here is in the liver and kidneys. They can not cope with in order to rid the body of salt. Therefore, the fluid builds up, it is delayed salts.

Who is at risk:   People with high blood pressure, diabetics, patients with hepatitis, as well as those who consume alcohol excessively.

Solution.   It is better to consult a doctor. Help alleviate the condition gradual increase in physical activity, reducing salt intake, consumption of sufficient amounts of water.

PROBLEM: Permanent completeness of


Numerous studies show that there is a specific gene that promotes fat accumulation. There are also genes that control appetite. At the same time, there are conflicting genes that allow to activate the destruction of fat, regardless of diet and nutrition. All this explains why often entire families are overweight, and can not "break" this trend.

Who is at risk:   According to some studies, every sixth inhabitant of the planet is a carrier of genes that promote weight gain.

Solution. So people have a hard to play sports than others. You should not rely on the majority, they can be simply walking, and people with a genetic predisposition to be overweight will have to work on them more intensively.
Author: Vasilisa Cousin