Your nutrition is on point. But the scale won't budge. What the heck is going on?
It's super disappointing when you can't get that scale to move. Especially when it seems you're doing everything right. But know there's hope.
A small issue can be to blame. And once you fix that, you might finally reap the benefits of all your hard work. So let's investigate why that scale won't budge. And what you can do to get it really moving!
Here are some of the most common reasons you've hit a diet plateau. And this knowledge will help guide you what to do next.
You may need a probiotic
If you've had a junk food diet for years, you likely have a bacterial imbalance in your gut. Even if you don't experience any stomach discomfort. And emerging research shows that fat storage may be exacerbated by a bacterial imbalance. Eating a healthy diet along with supplementing with a probiotic (beneficial bacteria) may help you if you're stuck in fat storing mode.
You have a hidden food sensitivity
Even if you've been tested negative for food allergies, you might be dealing with a food sensitivity. A food sensitivity is different from an allergy, but can still have a negative effect.
A food sensitivity usually takes longer for symptoms to appear. Thank 24 to 72 hours from the time a food is eaten. And food sensitivities won't show up on a blood test. But they can lead to inflammation, and therefore weight gain.
Learn more about food sensitivities. And review an exercise you can do at home to help identify if you might be reacting negatively to a food.
You're destroying your fitness efforts
Diet plus exercise is a winning combination. But if you've upped your gym game and the scale won't budge, you may want to look back at your diet.
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