Why is long-term weight loss so hard?


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People have been told for years that losing weight and keeping it off is as simple as eating less and exercising more. But not only is this conventional wisdom vague and even a little shame-y, it also fails to account for other factors that can have a profound influence on weight.

One glaring oversight in the energy balance equation: obesogens, or chemicals that encourage fat storage. They’re part of a larger group of toxins called endocrine disruptors, which mess with your hormones, and are found in food, plastics, product packaging, household items, the environment… the list goes on. And there’s been some compelling evidence over the past decade or so to suggest that these sneaky chemicals can make it tough to lose weight and keep it off long-term.


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