2.     Get your hormones checked out

Hormones are powerful chemicals, and they are involved in all areas of your body, both for good and bad. If your hormones are out-of-whack then losing weight may be very difficult. So have yours checked by a medical professional and make sure that they are in the right ranges.

Also make sure that you are dealing with stress effectively in your day-to-day life, as cortisol – the stress hormone – is a storage hormone.

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3.     Get some sleep

While life can be demanding, sacrificing on your hours and quality of sleep can be detrimental to both your productivity and health, including your weight loss.

Getting enough good-quality sleep is vital to keeping your metabolic rate dialled into the best zone for weight loss. It also makes you more likely to eat the right foods, and to exercise. So get some shut-eye. You will make up for the lost hours with good focus and health tomorrow.

While All4Women endeavours to ensure health articles are based on scientific research, health articles should not be considered as a replacement for professional medical advice. Should you have concerns related to this content, it is advised that you discuss them with your personal healthcare provider.