Lifestyle could be things likes:
So what do we mean by lifestyle impacts weight loss/ gain?
When stress is down, and if sleep is good, there is no smoking, little/ no drinking, relationships and work are good, then overall lifestyle is good. We feel much better, we have more energy and we tend to eat better.
On the flip side, if for example we are under stress, maybe we are under pressure as we have a major work project/ deadline, then we tend to eat more often, and eat more “bad” food (e.g. more takeaways, more processed food).
Often it is a vicious cycle. We feel stressed, so we may drink more, and we sleep less. We are fighting it on multiple fronts at the same time and it is inter-related.
What can we do?
In order to make sustained weight loss, one must focus on lifestyle as well as food/ nutrition and working out/ gym. Keep thinking of the three legged stool – you must work on all of them at the same time in order to make progress!