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Why Inflammation May Be the Key to Your Weight Loss Goals

Why Inflammation May Be the Key to Your Weight Loss Goals

By Lia Threat @wellnesswithlia

Click aqui para español- > La inflamación puede ser la clave en sus objetivos de pérdida de peso

Worldwide, obesity is triple what it was in 1975, and those statistics are steadily rising.

Those who commit to losing weight can have a hard time maintaining weight loss. Sometimes, obstacles to maintaining weight loss may be due to a lack of support, education, availability, motivation, or discipline. Other times, there may be health conditions that affect how we maintain a healthy weight.

Often, there are underlying inflammation levels in the body that may trigger a stress-response causing the body to release the hormone cortisol. A stress response, also known as fight-or-flight, can be triggered by trauma, injury, or chronic stress, to name a few.

Also, something as simple as eating foods that your body may perceive as inflammatory can affect the body’s ability to lose weight.

Below are some known sources of inflammation alongside ways in which you may counteract them.



 

Food intolerances

Food intolerances can cause inflammation, bloating, digestive upset, and numerous other symptoms.

To pinpoint food intolerance, try eliminating the most common food allergens: gluten, dairy, corn, soy, nuts, shellfish, peanuts, and fish.

After removal for 30-60 days, a slow reintroduction will help identify which foods give you trouble.

Injury

If you cannot move properly, chances are you will not be as physically active as possible.

Address your injuries to decrease the levels of inflammation in your body. You will not only feel good, but your body will be able to function better.

Lower the stress levels in the body, starting with sleep

One of the easiest ways to accomplish this is by regulating sleep, addressing emotional trauma and other stress sources.

Establish a calming night routine and connect with anything that helps your body get into the rest-and-reset mode. Some examples are meditation, interacting with nature, connecting with others, and including daily physical activity.

Those able to check off a few of the items on this list will see that they have already jumpstarted their weight loss goals making them more attainable.

As always, consult with your healthcare practitioner before making any significant changes.

 


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Lia Treat

Writer/Escritora

@wellnesswithlia

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