Numerous reasons exist for weight loss resistance beyond what you eat or how much you exercise. Nutritional imbalances, chronic inflammation, metabolism challenges, leaky gut, changes in your microbiome, environmental toxins, and your genes can all affect your efforts to be healthier.
One huge but often-overlooked reason for weight loss resistance involves hormonal imbalances. The "monster hormone" that causes weight gain, inflammation, and chronic disease is excess insulin. My new book, Eat Fat Get Thin, discusses how to naturally regulate insulin so you can shift your body from fat storage mode to fat-burning mode, so you can look great and feel even better.
But insulin isn’t the only player; other hormones also affect your weight and health. Three big ones are thyroid, cortisol, and sex hormones. I discuss these hormones in-depth in The Blood Sugar Solution, but let’s briefly look at each of them here.