We talk to women every day who spend hours at the gym, who starve themselves regularly, and just can’t figure out why they aren’t losing weight. Weight loss resistance is extremely frustrating, and often isolating. If this sounds like you, the first thing we want to say is we believe that you are not a closet eater and that you are doing everything you can. The reality is, there may be a metabolic imbalance blocking you from weight loss, and once you resolve it, the weight will melt away, stay away, and allow you to maintain a healthy weight.
Weight loss resistance arises when a woman develops or has a preexisting metabolic imbalance that makes losing weight and maintaining healthy weight extremely challenging, despite her best efforts to eat less and exercise more.
Could weight-gain be in your genes?
New research in genetics is helping us to understand that genes cause some to metabolize fat differently than others. This means that certain kinds of food and exercise may be better for some than others.
While some women may lose weight on a lower-fat diet, others may benefit from a lower-carb diet. While some women lose more weight with endurance-style exercise, others may do better with strength training. In other words, we’re all different!
The good news is that there are always dietary and lifestyle measures that can powerfully influence your genetic propensity, so if you would like to explore your genetic profile in more depth, we will soon be offering a genetic profiling test through our clinic.
By analyzing your genetic code, along with answers to a lifestyle questionnaire, our genetic profiling report gives you the power to understand your metabolism, eating behaviors, and your response to exercise, as well as the best ways to reach and maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle.
We know that you may have been struggling with weight loss for a very long time, and that you probably feel discouraged, disheartened, and maybe even guilty. Please understand that weight loss resistance is an underlying imbalance that is keeping you from losing weight. Once this imbalance is addressed, the weight will come off!