Why Some People Lose Weight Faster than Others
This topic can be quite frustrating for those who struggle more with weight loss, so I want to shed some light on this today.
A lot of factors play into our weight – the genetics of our body type, our gender (yes, men tend to lose faster than women as a whole), and many other things but I want to focus on the 2 most important ones today. The ones we have complete control over.
1. Our metabolism. Yes, some people are just metabolically gifted. Others can’t seem to gain weight no matter how hard they try. Others seem to have to kill themselves to see the scale budge.
Both age and gender play into your metabolic rate but so does your activity level and the amount of muscle you carry.
So, do your best with your genetics and seriously focus on adding as much muscle as possible and leveraging daily activity (like walking), frequently.
2. Your stress response. As we grow up, our stress response is cemented, and it has a lot to do with food.
Of course, things like your hormone (cortisol) levels can factor into weight loss (or lack thereof), but stress response also impacts our eating habits.
And considering people are more stressed than they’ve ever been, this is playing a huge factor in the global weight crisis. Cortisol levels affect hormones and your body is tired and wired.
People tend to overeat (comfort eaters) or under eat in response to stress, and this can have a tremendous impact on our weight. Do you know your tendency?
Do you have ways to handle your stress and even make it work for you?
I would love to hear your thoughts and experiences with this. Comment below and let me know how this sits with you.
And if you want my help with this, let me know that too – I’m here for ya!
I have dug myself out of an over-stressed, unhealthy place many times where I was undernourished, and I have helped hundreds learn to balance stress with food and lifestyle. I actually include this aspect of my holistic lifestyle coaching into all my coaching training camps and retreats.
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Wishing you well,
Coach Erinne Guthrie
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Erinne Guthrie is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach since 1999 and Chief Motivating Officer at Full Circle Coaching, LLC since 2010. She has been training, racing and coaching triathletes since 1997. She is also a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, USMS Master’s Swim Coach, Motivational Speaker, Metabolic Efficiency Specialist, Mom and much much more.