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I eat healthy but can't seem to lose weight. What should I do?

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Hello and thank you for your question!

It can be very difficult to lose weight through diet alone. There are many other factors that influence your weight other than food, such as your age, genetics, level of physical activity and even stress (1). 

There's no shame in having the desire to be healthy and feel good in your body. However, your health is more than just your weight and you deserve to be loved and happy no matter what size or shape you are!

There are many safe and scientifically proven ways to improve your health and feel good in your body regardless of weight loss, such as balancing your platebeing physically activegetting a good night's sleep, and managing your stress.

If you are seeking more individual guidance, seek a registered dietitian who can work with you more closely to build a healthy relationship with food and support you in your health goals.


Hope this helps!

 

Cheers,

Anna Ng, RD

 


References:

  1. Institute of Medicine (US) Subcommittee on Military Weight Management. Weight Management: State of the Science and Opportunities for Military Programs. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2004. 3, Factors That Influence Body Weight. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK221834/

  2. Bacon, Linda. Health At Every Size: the Surprising Truth about Your Weight. Dallas, TX :BenBella Books, 2010. Print.

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Anna NgRegistered Dietitian