2. Too Much Thyroid Hormone
This one may not be as intuitive, but it can be a factor for those who can’t lose weight. There are two unique cases I want to highlight here.
One, is that someone has a condition that makes too much. Or, more commonly, someone is on an excessive dosage of thyroid medication.
The paradox here is that someone may be on too much medication in order to help their weight – but, it turns out it is holding them back!
Because too little thyroid hormone can cause weight gain, it would seem totally logical that extra could help weight loss. And, there is a point at which massive amounts of thyroid hormone can cause you to lose weight – but, this is definitely not a healthy form of weight loss.
Before that point, it is very common that mild-to-moderate degrees of excess thyroid hormone can cause weight gain. What happens is that the excess makes the body resist thyroid hormone as well as the breakdown of stored fat.
In this case, the effects of too little thyroid hormone look very much the same as too much thyroid hormone. It’s funny how that works.
3. Clean/Organic Foods Don’t Automatically Lead To Weight Loss
I have heard this one a lot when people can’t lose weight. People try really hard, and try to eat only organic food – and yet they still struggle to lose that weight.
Here’s the thing: it’s so important to eat good food! I don’t want to make it seem like clean or organic foods are the bad guy here. It’s more a question of the relationship between the quality of the food we eat and our overall body weight.
While it is true that it is easier to overeat on highly-processed foods, that is more of an argument for not gaining not weight. And, not so much an argument for losing weight.
High-quality food, by itself, should not be expected to cause weight loss on its own. Weight loss is not easy, and it doesn’t happen without a really structured plan. Healthy food alone almost never leads to spontaneous weight loss.
4. Fatty Liver Disease
This is a bit of a “chicken or the egg” situation. Because weight gain can cause fatty liver, and fatty liver can subsequently cause more weight gain. It’s a tricky conundrum!
Basically, your liver stores and burns two kinds of fuel:
Glycogen comes from carbohydrates. Triglyceride comes from anything – and anything means carbohydrates, fats, ketones, and alcohol. All of those can be made into triglycerides.
The liver has compartments for both. We can store precisely somewhere around 60 times more fat than we can store carbohydrates.
The issue is that we need some carbohydrates to burn fat. So, if there is too little carbohydrate in the liver, we can’t burn the fat – this is what happens in the case of fatty liver disease.
In those cases, that ends up affecting the body fat in general. There are more fat stores elsewhere in the body, and it is not effectively broken down.
Thankfully thyroid supplements for weight loss can often help fatty liver. In fact, many of the ingredients in Metabolism Boost directly help the liver burn fat.