If you feel like you just can’t lose weight no matter what you do, don’t worry, you are not alone. Many obese and overweight people around the world feel just as you do. But, keep in mind that it is possible to lose weight, as people are successfully doing it every day! You may feel that your efforts to lose weight have been hampered by your hormones and other factors, such as food addiction. Increasingly, evidence is showing that this is indeed the case.
Health experts are becoming alarmed by the negative impact on our health caused by sugar, junk food and salty carbohydrates. Becoming addicted to such foods is easier than you might believe, as they send blood glucose levels skyrocketing. Why is this important? Well, when your blood glucose levels rise, they stimulate a release of serotonin, which creates a “feel-good” response in the brain.
You can make weight loss quicker and easier by increasing your metabolic rate and burning more calories. There is evidence to show that spices, especially chilli, can raise the metabolic rate by up to 50% for as long as 3 hours after you’ve eaten a spicy meal. Drinks containing caffeine also stimulate the metabolism, as does green tea. And there is some evidence to suggest that eating small, regular meals will keep your metabolism going faster than larger, less frequent meals.