Studies have shown that most diets do not work in the long run, and most people in fact gain back more weight than they lost in the first place.
How horrifying. How frustrating. How depressing!! You can make your New Year resolutions, book the personal trainer, read the latest fad book, eat paleo, do the Master Cleanse and count calories, and within two years the weight will be back, plus some.
Is there any hope? Yes. But weight loss is in fact a science, and works best when you work with an experienced doctor who helps you to identify why you are having trouble with your weight.
Many people blessed with metabolisms from heaven think weight loss is easy math and depends on calories in being less than calories out. This is not true, so you can stop beating yourself up because this is what your skinny friends think.
Work out all you want and eat like a saint, but if you aren’t doing these important things right, you aren’t going to lose weight and keep it off:
- Hormone Balance
- Blood sugar
- Brain chemistry
- Bowel Health
Hormone Balance: If your hormones are out of balance, you will not lose weight. Ever notice how many women on birth control pills gain thirty pounds? Progesterone, Estrogen, Cortisol, and Thyroid hormones all interact to determine your metabolism. You definitely want to have these checked to make sure they are in balance, and aren’t making your body hold on to fat, or contributing to your inability to. . .
Sleep: If you aren’t sleeping through the night, or you aren’t sleeping enough, or you use medications to sleep, you will not lose weight. Since you can’t rely on Ambien and Lunesta, you have to address the underlying reasons why you aren’t sleeping, which usually have something to do with. . .
Stress: High cortisol levels contribute to fat around the middle, and trouble sleeping (not to mention hypertension, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome). Adrenal fatigue comes from long periods of stress that the body can no longer handle properly. Instead of a healthy cortisol curve, the body is plateaued at a higher level than optimal most of the time. By getting cortisol under control, it will also help your thyroid work better, and lower your. . .
Blood Sugar: If you are eating well and exercising and your fasting blood sugar is still in the 90s, you are probably under too much stress, or over caffeinated. You also may need minerals like chromium to help your insulin receptors recognize insulin to help lower blood sugar, or glucorein (green coffee bean extract) to keep your blood sugars modulated. Many people complain that they hit a slump in the afternoon, or have food cravings at night that they cannot control; these are due to . . .
Brain Chemistry: This is the number one reason diets fail. Phentermine and the hCG diet alone do not address food cravings once you stop taking them. At Human Reconstruction we do pay attention to what can trigger people to cheat, and remedy the triggers by treating where they come from. People usually crave carbs at night because they have trouble sleeping, or feel depressed, and want to push their serotonin levels naturally with sugar. If you do not rewire your brain, then you will have these cravings. You want a doctor to help determine how to balance your brain chemistry so you no longer have the cravings, and don’t need to succumb to the feelings of “I deserve it” after days and days of depriving yourself. When your brain is balanced, you won’t have the cravings. If you pay attention to anything in this article, please make it this point: food is an addiction for many people, and you have to treat it like one, and balance the brain to alleviate the addiction. Addictions are all about making a person feel better, be it food, sex, alcohol, drugs, adrenaline or exercise. All those activities have an effect on the brain. Simple supplements can be used to help your brain find balance without eating sugar at night and ruining your diet. Sugar also leads to . . .
Bowel Health: Leaky gut and constipation can lead to food sensitivities and increase inflammation. We offer colon hydrotherapy to retrain your colon how to work properly to detox and help with weight loss. The best way to do colonics is get three within a week every 3 months to make sure your body is getting rid of toxins, is properly hydrated, and isn’t holding on to a lot of old stool which causes inflammation and leaky gut.
At Human Reconstruction, with offices located in the greater Sacramento area and Pleasanton, CA, we address all of the above to greatly reduce your chances of failure.
Call us now for an appointment: 916-241-9325