Why is it so difficult to loose weight ?

Oprah Winfrey’s struggles with weight have played out in the public eye for all to see. We’ve witnessed her trials and triumphs as she has fought to maintain a healthy weight. Oprah has had success with weight loss, only to experience defeat a few months later after regaining the weight. Unfortunately, this pattern seemed to repeat itself every couple of years.

Does this story sound familiar. This is the story with every other individual, especially with women. So weight loss is a complex interplay of physical, mental, emotional & financial factors.

The most sophisticated machine in the universe is our human body, so to handle it, we need holistic, practical knowledge which can be tailored to one’s own body.

Weight gain needs to be tackled in multiple dimensions. Some important reasons:

1. Hormonal, especially Insulin and Cortisol.
2. Good sleep.
3. It’s Not What but When & How you eat are important.
4. Role of Circadian rhythms.
5. Physical activity plays a minor role.
6. It’s all in the maintenance. It’s not losing weight. So we go slow. The slower, the better.

Weight gain is more emotional, psychological rather than physical. Got it?

Thus we need to know What exactly is the trigger and START SMALL & BE CONSISTENT.

Oprah said in an earlier article in The Oprah magazine that another key to staying healthy is having a balanced life. She became aware that exercising and eating well only keep you healthy if the rest of your life is balanced. “What I’ve learned this year is that my weight issue isn’t about eating less or working out harder, or even about a malfunctioning thyroid. It’s about my life being out of balance, with too much work and not enough play, not enough time to calm down.” 

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