Ever wondered why diets work on others, but not on you?
No matter what you do, you just don’t get the same results as your best friend, for instance.
What are the factors influencing your weight loss plan, apart from you observing all rules?
One factor is the complexity of your diet. It’s been scientifically proven that the more complex the diet, the likelier you are to abandon it or not to succeed in losing weight.
Consequently, the researchers who conducted this study advise us to take a look at various diets and what they actually imply before choosing one to follow.
Secondly – and we’ve talked before about how genes influence your diet– genetics play a major role when it comes to obesity and weight loss. Yes, our genes influence everything, and make some less fortunate than others.
It appears that our genetic background determine decisively how fat or skinny we are, by influencing our metabolism. That’s why fad diets, for instance, work on some of us.
Another factor that should be considered when dieting is the environment where we live. Some scientists suggest that we should make environmental changes in order to succeed in losing weight.
What do these imply? Here are some examples:
- remove high-calorie foods from your sight and from immediate reach;
- don’t eat in front of the TV or computer;
- change the tableware by acquiring smaller plates!
Last, but not least: brain cells influence our weight. Researchers from Monash University in Australia claim that eating a lot of fatty foods makes our brain cells react slower to the needs of the body. That’s because they are insulated from the body and can no longer detect the signals telling the body to stop eating. So, the brains of obese people may not actually know whether the body needs to continue eating or cease this action.
So, clearly you must take a lot of factors into consideration if you want to lose weight in a healthy way. And, of course, if you want to stay slim and not gain weight immediately.
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