Whether you’re struggling to shed extra pounds or you’ve just reached a stubborn plateau, making a few lifestyle changes to adjust your hormonal balances could make all the difference, says leading weight-loss specialist and endocrinologist Dr. Scott Isaacs, author of Hormonal Balance: How to Lose Weight by Understanding Your Hormones and Metabolism. The temperature you keep your house, or even how you wash your hands and store your food, could be impacting your ability to lose weight.
We asked Dr. Isaacs to reveal the most common “bad hormonal habits” that might be keeping you from slimming down.
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You Use Plastic Tupperware
Bisphenol A (aka BPA) and phthalates are scary and hormone-disrupting chemicals found in common household items like plastic food containers, and if you’re not careful, these toxic chemicals can leach into your food and drinks. These chemicals have been linked to a slew of problems, including increased appetite, weight gain, diabetes, infertility, cardiovascular disease, liver disease, and even breast cancer, according to Dr. Isaacs.
Avoid these harmful toxins by using glass containers for storing, heating, and plating food whenever possible.