Weight is a complex multi-factorial issue affecting many men and women.
Many will try fad diets or exercise plans that help in the short term, but are difficult to maintain and hence the weight is difficult to keep off. Every one is different and not all diets work for all people to begin with. Depending on your age, gender, activity level, and blood type, you need to include/exclude specific foods and nutrients. A Naturopathic Doctor can help detect factors contributing to weight gain, and also come up with a lifestyle plan to help decrease weight at a slow but sustainable pace. Safe and maintainable weight loss is 1-2 pounds a week.
Women's Health and Fertility1. Diet and nutrition - not eating enough or eating too much affects weight. Skipping breakfast and eating more late at night also slows the metabolism and increases weight. You also may not be consuming the right foods or amount of nutrients/minerals for your age, gender, or blood type
2. Food sensitivities - can lead to increase inflammation and "weight gain"
3. Toxic accumulation - you may be in need of a detoxification to jump start your liver and metabolism
4. Hormonal imbalances - hypothryoidsim, menopause, perimenopause, adrenal dysfunction, and hormonal imbalance
5. Stress - mental, emotional, physical stress can affect your weight