How can this be? Experts are guessing that, somehow, all of the synthetic and toxic chemicals we have in our environment, food, air and water today — like pesticides, flame retardants, carpet glue and other chemicals — are completely messing with hormones in our bodies, hormones that control metabolism, appetite and more.
These scientists also point to the animal products (and byproducts) we eat today — that have been treated with growth-promoting antibiotics and hormones. They’re beginning to think that all of these drug-treated animal products have been slowly, but surely, damaging our gut microbiome (all the good bacteria we have). Artificial sweeteners make it worse.
And so when our balance of good bacteria is completely out of whack, we’re more prone to weight gain and obesity.
So, how can we navigate through this sea, or swamp, of scientific terms and concepts about weight loss?
And how can we get the real skinny on words we read about weight loss and metabolism? And how can we get a really good handle on not only what these words mean, but also on how we can knowledgeably harness that information to help us on our weight-loss journey!
So, without further adieu, here are:
10 Weight-Loss Terms and What They Really Mean