It’s frustrating when you’re not able to lose weight even after consuming a low calorie diet along with exercise.
You may not understand why you are still feeling sluggish, tired, heavy and even bloated. After doing all the right things, the weight just won’t come off.
You might be surprised to find out that you’re liver can actually be GREATLY contributing to these unwanted symptoms! That makes you wonder…
How does the liver play a role in weight gain?
1. WHAT DOES THE LIVER DO?
The liver has various functions including removing toxins from the body.
Many people believe cutting down on drinking alcohol is equivalent to a liver detox.
The liver not only breaks down alcohol but also has many other functions which include:
- Removing other toxins from the blood including pesticides & toxins from normal digestion
- Breaking down hormones like insulin, estrogen and cortisol
- Helping to regulate blood sugar by breaking down carbohydrates into glucose during digestion
among other things..
2. POOR LIVER FUNCTION & WEIGHT GAIN
Weight gain can often be attributed to inflammation. When something is inflamed it is holding on to water.
One way to visualize this is: Imagine you get an injury like a bug bite and the site swells. Or if you have a injury that gets infected, it swells.
So where does this inflammation on the body come from. Many times its from the liver.
3. WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT?
Once you detoxify the liver, you detoxify your body and systemic inflammation will decrease.
There are many foods that serve as natural liver detoxification foods. Some can be found here: Top 5 Detox foods to help you lose belly fat. You can also go through a complete Liver detox where you can cleanse your liver through supplements, drinks, fasts and exercises.