Do you exercise regularly and eat a good, healthy diet and still unable to lose weight?
Here at BodyCHEK, I sometimes see this in a minority of my clients and it is frustrating for them because they are led to believe by the mainstream media and indeed the medical community that if you exercise regularly and eat well you’ll lose weight.

This is of course true most of the time if you are not exercising enough and eating or poor diet. However, it is not always enough to guarantee success.

Why is this I hear you ask?

Well, let me explain…

The human body has a number of fundamental homeostatic control systems that respond to stress to keep all the bodily systems in balance (this balance is known as homeostasis).
We require some level of stress to survive, such as gravity for bone growth, sunlight for heat and vitamin D, exercise for hunting (well maybe years ago), keeping fluids pumping around the body, cardiovascular health, muscle mass, bone density, stress relief and the list could on and on.

The challenge we have today is that our bodies are bombarded with far more stress than they can healthily cope with or indeed evolved to be able to handle.

When most people think of stress, they think of mental stress, like work pressures, arguments, financial worries etc. However, if you are a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know that stress comes in many formats.

Stress today on the human body includes:

  • Mental stress (as above)
  • Poor quality food
  • Wrong type of food for metabolic type┬«
  • Food sensitivities
  • Blood sugar imbalance
  • Faulty breathing patterns
  • Dehydration
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Circadian rhythm imbalance
  • Artificial light usage after dark
  • Medications
  • Too little exercise
  • Too much exercise
  • Heavy metal toxicity (almost everyone)
  • Mercury fillings
  • Root Canals
  • Toxic toiletries and personal care products
  • Flouride toothpastes
  • Microwave ovens
  • Toxic cooking utensils
  • Tap water
  • Plastics
  • Nuclear fallout
  • The list could go on and on…

Our fundamental homeostatic control systems just aren’t equipped to deal with all this stress.

In my next blog I will explain how stress can be keeping you overweight, why you need to be patient, why it can be dangerous to force weight loss and what you need to do lose weight safely.

Until next time…