Personalized Plan for Weight-Loss Resistance

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A month ago, you launched a healthy eating plan in order to lose weight. You even started working out at a gym multiple times every week. After stepping on the shiny new pair of scales at your home last night, your heart plummeted. You only lost one pound. If you can relate to this scenario, you might reason you’ll never lose weight and gain the body of your dreams. Unknown to you, certain physical and psychological factors might be working hard to undercut your best laid plans to get fit. 

Results of Sleep Research

Do work, family, and social responsibilities leave you with little time to rest at night? According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Chicago, people who sleep five and a half hours at night produce more of the hormone ghrelin than those who rest eight and a half hours. Increased levels of ghrelin are associated with:

  • Increased feelings of hunger
  • Decreased energy expenditures
  • Elevated hepatic glucose production
  • Increased retention of fat 

Besides not sleeping soundly at night, stress is also believed to contribute to weight gain. When you feel tense, your body ramps up production of the hormone cortisol. Cortisol is thought to be able to increase the storage of fat in your body while breaking down important muscle. 

Affects of Hypothyroidism

Another culprit to lasting weight loss is hypothyroidism. In addition to making you weight loss resistant, diminished thyroid function can cause:

  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Dry skin
  • Constipation
  • Decreased body temperature 

Affects of Food Intolerances

Possessing food intolerances are also believed to prohibit some people from losing weight. For instance, some people experience difficulties after consuming:

  • Dairy
  • Peanuts
  • Corn
  • Soy
  • Sugar
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Eggs
  • Gluten

A research study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry links diminished fat gain with gluten-free diets. 

Do you feel like you’re doing everything right, but still not experiencing weight loss results? To shed the pounds and keep them off for good, determining the physical or psychological reasons for your weight loss resistance is pertinent. The consultants at the Metabolic Research Center can help you develop a weight loss plan customized to meet your specific needs. If you’re ready to start the journey to weight loss success, call the Metabolic Research Center today to set up a free consultation.


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