This Is the Real Scientific Reason It's so Hard to Lose Weight

It turns out that even simply cutting calories triggers your body in a bunch of weird ways that stop you from losing weight.

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Losing weight is hard. Everyone knows this, but did you know there is actually a scientific reason behind it?

The good people from SciShow are here to explain exactly why. "You probably know that losing weight is really hard. But it may not be just because of your cheat day frequency; your body actually fights back to make losing weight harder," says their video description.

Yes, you read right. Your body actually pushes back when you try to lose weight. Now talk about an obstacle!

The video explains why eating less does not work and goes through the way your body responds to fewer calories. And it turns out trying to lose weight triggers some weight-gaining hormones too.

The whole thing is a disaster that truly explains how difficult and may near impossible it is to lose weight. Including the fact that dieting makes your body like food more.

Now we finally understand why we have been struggling so much to lose weight, and we would expect nothing less from SciShow.

"SciShow explores the unexpected. Seven days a week, Hank Green, Michael Aranda, and Olivia Gordon delve into the scientific subjects that defy our expectations and make us even more curious!" says their about section.

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