Do you have areas of stubborn fat that are seemingly impervious to diet and exercise, that just stick around no matter how fit you are and how healthy you eat? Don’t worry. You aren’t alone. And you aren’t doing anything wrong. Everyone’s body is different. And some of us just carry some extra fat in certain areas. If this sounds like you, CoolSculpting could be a great solution. This article reviews some of the primary reasons you may not be getting rid of that stubborn fat.
The shape and size of your body is largely determined by your genetics. Your metabolism may impact your ability to lose stubborn weight, as can other inherited factors. If the women in your family, even the very fit ones, tend to carry extra fat in their thighs, bellies, or chins, chances are you are going to have those same traits. You can’t combat genetics with diet and exercise. If this sounds like what you are struggling with, CoolSculpting may be a great option for you.
If you are under chronic high levels of stress, your body is releasing cortisol into your system. Cortisol used to be the body’s response to imminent danger, triggering it to store fat and slow metabolism rates. No matter how much you are dieting and exercising, if you’re fighting your brain’s stress response, you’re fighting a losing battle. Often adding a regular routine of yoga, meditation, or anything else that helps combat the stress response can help you break through barriers and lose some of those stubborn pounds.
The most common hormonal issues are caused by thyroid fatigue. If your thyroid isn’t functioning correctly you may be tired, your metabolism may slow to a crawl, your body may lose its ability to grow muscle and maintain weight loss. And your body’s other hormone levels can be impacted by thyroid dysfunction as well. If you suspect your thyroid may be contributing to your weight loss issues, see your doctor and get checked out.
Some inflammation is good. For instance, when you have an injury, inflammation around a wound is part of the healing process. Many of us suffer from inflammation that is unhealthy and may contribute to weight gain or difficulty losing weight. Everything from allergies to a compromised immune system can create unhealthy inflammation. Chronic stress can also be a contributor. When your body gets the signal to reserve fat, those fat cells actually generate inflammation to protect themselves, making it harder for you to eliminate them. If you’re fighting inflammation, it is very important to get enough sleep and eat foods that help reduce inflammation, including leafy greens and foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. You may also want to get tested for food sensitivities.
If you are healthy and fit, and you believe that your exercise and diet-resistant fat is mostly due to genetic factors, then call Front Range Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery today. Dr. Schutte, a double board certified-surgeon, offers complimentary CoolSculpting Consultations. Schedule yours today.