Understanding Weight Loss Resistance

Some people find it to be a major struggle to lose even the smallest amount of weight. Often times, people who want to lose weight put themselves on a diet; however, it is widely known that more than 95% of all diets end in failure. Through our Metabolic Rejuvenation Program (MRP), we provide patients with a safe, innovative approach that helps them overcome weight loss resistance. To determine if you are weight loss resistant, click here to take the "Weight Loss Resistance Self Test".

Our approach is based upon correcting the patient's metabolism by identifying and correcting many of the components listed below:

  • Cravings due to neurotransmitter imbalances (brain chemicals)
  • Depressed metabolism due to decreased muscle mass from chronic dieting
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Insulin resistance
  • High cortisol levels due to chronic stress
  • History of failure with weight loss
  • Food allergies and gastrointestinal conditions
  • Toxic burden (environmental chemicals) that cause weight gain or make it difficult to lose weight
  • Chronic sleep deprivation
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Chronic sleep deprivation

As you can see from this list, weight loss resistance is a complex issue resulting from a variety of factors. This is why there are individuals who "eat right and exercise right" who still find it extremely difficult to lose weight and keep it off. To be more specific, although the term "weight loss" is commonly used, the key is to lose body fat and increase lean muscle mass. If an individual simply focuses on weight loss without regard to what is happening with body composition, he/she can actually cause more metabolic damage. In order to lose fat and maintain or increase lean body mass, you need to have a healthy metabolism.

This becomes a process of healing so that you can get healthy and lose weight. The more damaged your metabolism is, the longer it can take to heal it before you see significant weight loss. The reality is that you must be healthy to lose fat. For this reason, body composition testing should be a part of any weight loss program. The MRP is not a "quick fix" program, and it is designed for individuals who are committed to making the necessary therapeutic lifestyle changes that promote optimal health. When indicated, we support our program with prescription weight loss medications.

The links below provide additional information

90 Day Metabolic Rejuvenation Program

Weight Loss Resistance Self Test

Exercise Programs

Metabolic Rejuvenation Program Eating Plans

Body Composition Analysis - Total Metabolism Testing

Comprehensive Metabolic Profile

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Success Stories

Doctor's Note
Patient presented 85 lbs overweight, low energy and fatigue, with terrible carbohydrate and sugar cravings and blood sugar and high cholesterol. After the Comprehensive Intiial Assessment identified multiple imbalances, Patient commenced with a Health Assurance III Program including bioidentical hormone replacement with a focus on eliminating imbalances and losing weight. At the 6 month review, the patient has lost 66 lbs (target 85 lbs), her blood sugar and cholesterol have improved, energy is notably restored. This patient is a transformation in progress. It should be noted that the patient's dress size has come from a 22 to a 12 in this timeframe.
Patient Response
Night and day! I am feeling so much better. I am still a little cloudy, but the vaginal problems are gone and my hands are healing. More importantly, my sugar cravings are gone! I have been battling the desire for carbs, sweets, etc since Christmas. I can't believe it never occurred to me that it was candida. I am also tolerating 2 metformin per day for the first time ever. I am sure that helps control the sugar cravings, as well.

I was talking with a friend today about the years I spent going to emotional eating workshops or reading books trying to get to the root of my constant hunger. None of it helped and I often felt like I was failing. No wonder. My cravings were more physical than emotional. Now that I am not hungry all the time, I can now identify emotional eating habits and work on them.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

GR - St. Petersburg, FL