5 things that can slow down weight loss

October 14,2023

By Dr. Upasna Nagpal


Stress can increase cortisol levels, a hormone that can make you feel hungry and crave foods high in calories, sugar, and fat. This can slow down weight loss.


Any infection that weakens your immunity will slow down your ability to lose weight. So ensure that you are receiving treatment to eliminate the infection.

Excess Sugar And Fat

Consuming sugary and high-calorie foods once in a while is fine. However, eating excess sugar and fat can sabotage your weight loss efforts.

Digestive Issues

Digestive issues such as constipation which makes passing stool challenging may interfere with your efforts to lose weight. Thus, passing stool is necessary.

Lack Of Sleep

You may feel groggy and sleepy all day if you don't get enough good sleep. Higher chances of weight gain and obesity are associated with this.