Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth
Many people that have problem with overweight and stubborn belly fat, usually have symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome that include constipation, bloating and diarrhea. All these symptoms can cause overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestines.
These bacteria are present in the mouth, digestive tract and in the large intestines. As a result of a poor diet choices and low stomach acid, the bacteria steal nutrients from the food and therefore reduced levels of nutrition are going to the bloodstream. This can be a reason for issues with weight loss, even if you are eating healthy.
To find out if this is the core cause, different tests need to be done.
Poor Fatty Acids Metabolism
If the body is not able to use the fats as a fuel, then it is forced to store the fat. So, if the cells have a deficiency of essential nutrients, the process of fat burning in order to provide energy is not going to be effective. Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) and Carnitine are essential nutrients that our cells need to melt fatty acids.
To define if the metabolism of fatty acids is the reason of extra fat storage, you should do 2 things.
The first is to eat a good source of fat, not the inflammatory (bad) fats. The second one is to do examinations by a Functional Medicine doctor.
Great sources of good fat are avocado, grass-fed butter, wild fish and organic coconut oil.
Not Consuming Organic Food
The crops are often sprayed with pesticides and herbicides. These chemicals have negative impact on our health.
Eating organic food can help you to lose extra pounds and to get rid of waste and toxins. This way you will improve your overall health.
Hormonal imbalance can include an imbalance in adrenal hormones, brain based hormones, insulin levels and sex hormones.
The hormones have very important role in our body. They control the cells metabolic processes, their usage of fat and carbs, mood, their ability and rate of energy production and reaction to stimuli.
Hormonal imbalance never happens in isolation because all hormones work together.
If people suffer from hormonal issues, then extra weight can be a problem too. Other problems are thyroid dysfunction, infertility, diabetes and obesity.
You should visit a doctor and be sure if a hormonal imbalance is maybe the main cause for gaining weight.
Nutrition Full Of Carbs and Sugar
Processed food is loaded with refined carbs and sugar, which lead to fat storage.
If you consume this kind of food, spend most of the time in front of the computer or TV, then you should immediately make a change in your life.
Opt for food high in protein, organic and unprocessed food and food rich in good fat.