My Weight Loss Program Isn't Working!
Maintaining a healthy body weight is a very difficult task. We look at those Hollywood divas and we are jealous - why them and why not me. We go off and on trendy diets, try every exercise fad, pop drugstore fat burners, nothing seems to work. The fact is as admirable and diligent as our efforts are, the truth is we can be creating more metabolic mayhem & inadvertently sabotaging our own greatest desire. We have to make nice with our metabolism - it is our omnipotent ruler within. Think of Bobby Fuller Four - I Fought the Law and the Law Won - you fight your metabolism - it gets very nasty and spiteful & yes will win! There is a population that wrestle with weight loss resistant. If one has truthfully & faithfully followed a diet of clean nutrition, exercise & physical activity - through out the day, not just a few times a week at the gym - then weight loss resistance is a possibility. However, that does not mean the extra pounds are OK to stay - it means that we have to work harder to find the right solution for us. It is not a lifetime sentence to obesity. Weight loss resistance can be a sign that there is another medical condition going on - that needs to be addressed - before either that existing condition causes more problems or those extra pounds fight dirtier. One of the many problems is conditions associated with weight loss resistance are not routinely checked by doctor's visits. Again - we have to be our own advocate speak up and say... its not working - I need testing. Get specific. Simple blood work can start to demystify the frustration, but we need to speak up and ask, or get a referral to metabolic specialist, endocrinologist - but a trip to a good ND - Naturopathic Doctor should seriously be a priority here. An ND often has a broader view of our internal operations - and can often connect the dots for us - and design an herbal & nutritional program that not only addresses the weight loss resistance - but can also give us that energy & joie de vivre we haven't felt in years! Some of the possible, more common causes of weight loss resistance are: -chronic physiological stress -whacked out adrenals -various hormonal imbalances -thyroid issues -fatty liver -metabolic fatigue (often from weight cycling aka yo yo dieting) -those might powerful fat cells that never go away, secreting & multiplying -Candida Some professionals talk about a "set point" which is a serious point of contention in the heath and fitness world. Very briefly summarized - the theory is our metabolism has almost a homeostatic weight thermostat - which means our metabolism will adjust us back to the body fat level it wants us to be... From experience, I believe this theory hasn't budged from the theory stage, very flawed, weak, metabolic scapegoating. I personally think a set point is our perceived conclusion, assumption from having a condition of weight loss resistance. Weight loss surgery is another outstanding choice in many cases. Again, whether we have a medical issue causing the weight loss resistance, it is not "OK, this is how my body wants to be". It doesn't mean the excess adiposity is less of a medical risk factor. Bariatric surgery is known to be the most effective and long lasting treatment for obesity and many related life threatening health conditions, but now research is proving weight loss surgery may be among the most effective treatments for metabolic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, non-alcoholic fatty liver & obesity liver cirrhosis and sleep apnea. However, not all procedures provide the same happy ending. Choosing the right procedure for your own, specific medical issues & conditions is critical - and most facilities do not offer some of the procedures - so you won't hear about them through that provider. Do your research, know the potential side effects, make sure you are maximizing your health outcome, which is NOT necessarily accomplished through the most drastic procedures. Successful, permanent fat loss is a science. Its not just about skinny jeans & living life to the fullest - lets make sure we are alive - to live life. Yes, the battle of the bulge seems insurmountable physically & emotionally draining, get science working on your side. Shira Litwack, Medical Fitness Professional... proud creator of thousands of health enthusiasts & corporate health cultures world wide... Designing personal & corporate health coaching programs determined by your medical risk factors, lifestyle demands & health saboteurs. 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