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WHY CAN’T I LOSE WEIGHT? THREE UNDERLYING FACTORS YOU MAY NOT HAVE CONSIDERED

For many people, women in particular, losing weight has been a yo-yo cycle that swings between strict deprivation and a free-for-all with food. It’s a cycle that breeds shame, despair and hopelessness as they feel as though there must be something wrong with them if their diet doesn’t work or if they don’t have the ‘self-restraint’ or ‘willpower’ to stick to the strict guidelines.

The thing is, if people try to lose weight by starving and depriving themselves, body fat loss is not a given. More often than not, they simply end up unhealthy and deprived. Statistics tell us that the majority of people who go on ‘diets', end up regaining any weight they lose plus more. Eighty-three percent in fact. It has even been reported that up to fifty percent of women in the Western world are on a diet at any given time.

So, if diets don’t work, why do so many of us believe it’s the only way we can lose weight? In part, because collectively we’ve not been taught to

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