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
This patient presented with hormones that were out of balance and extreme hypothyroidism. I took her off the birth control pills (synthetic hormones) treated her with bioidentical hormone replacement and compounded T3/T4. The patient has responded very well in a short period of time.
Patient Response
Hi Lynese -- Great news - seems a fibroid has disappeared! The ultrasound revealed only one fibroid this time, and it is just a little teensy bit smaller than before. So it hasn't gotten any bigger at all. And the other fibroid didn't show up on the ultrasound. smile

Thank goodness I did not get that hysterectomy, huh? and thank goodness I came to you to start the bio-identical hormone therapy. I believe that the progesterone is working. And I'm so glad I'm not on the birth control pills anymore. BTW, haven't had a period since September, and haven't had any hot flashes either! Life is good. smile

AK - Germantown, MD