Some people are unable to lose fat no matter what they do. It’s not their fault, and there’s no need to feel ashamed or embarrassed. Here are some reasons why some people struggle to lose weight, even when they make every effort:
- Genetics plays a huge role in how much weight we can carry and how easily it can be lost. Some people are simply born with a genetic disposition that makes it difficult for them to lose weight.
- Certain medications can cause inflammation and damage the body’s ability to burn calories. Many prescription drugs, including ibuprofen, birth control pills, and cholesterol-lowering medications, can interfere with the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar and metabolize food. This can lead to obesity and increased fat storage.
- Poor nutrition and lack of exercise can lead to weight gain, and these same habits can keep people from losing weight in the first place. There’s no one solution for losing weight, but working together with a qualified health professional can help make progress possible.