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Article Addressing Weight Loss Resistance

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Just wanted to share an article from Cathe Friedrich that addresses "weight loss resistance," or lack of weight loss despite doing "all the right things." I am glad that research is starting to address the fact that people can eat right and exercise and still not lose weight. Every body is different, so it is a matter of experimenting until the right balance is struck.

Here is the article:
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    Thank you for sharing the link to this informative article. I'm surprised she did not mention menopause among the causes - that's the "hormonal imbalance" to end all imbalances!

    Be well!
    1502 days ago
  • KANOE10
    That was a very helpful article. There are many good ideas on what could cause weight loss resistance. Thanks for sharing. emoticon
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    Very Interesting
    1590 days ago
    Thank you for the link to this fascinating article! I'll keep it in mind.
    1590 days ago
    I find this really interesting, especially as I continue to delve into the wide world of nutrition. I know at some point in my practice, I'll come across someone like that. And I had the same thoughts as SMILINGTREE. Why is this becoming more prevalent? Very interesting indeed.
    1590 days ago
    A lot of tracking can be really off the mark, too, especially if people aren't using a scale and weighing everything.
    Here is a video illustrating that...

    Unfortunately even when you're doing your best at measuring accurately (with a scale), there is still room for some error (although usually not enough to offset a deficit of 500+ calories:

    And then there are the effects of water loss and retention which can throw things off too...

    The above things have to be ruled out first before considering weight loss resistance. Once they ARE ruled out, however, people might be wise to seek the advice of an endocrinologist directly. A real one. Not just a GP.


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  • THOMS1
    1590 days ago
    Makes sense. It feels like losing weight is just beyond my control. I only lose weight when my body wants to. Other times, I can do everything right and my weight doesn't move or I can even gain. Thanks for posting this. emoticon
    1590 days ago
    Interesting stuff. It makes me wonder: Why? Why is this more prevalent? There are so many things to think about, from pesticides and processing of food to sitting too much, and every single thing in between.

    Part of the reason I like to do dietary "experiments" is that I'm still looking for my own magical combination. No set of guidelines is right for every person, it's all a matter of finding what works on an individual level.
    1590 days ago
    Interesting stuff - especially the points about sleep and cortisol. I think that was a major factor in my own issues for many years (and, of course, it fed on itself. My poor health made my sleep disorder worse, and my lack of sleep caused my health to tank).

    The things I've done to lose weight aren't any different than what I'd tried in the past, but this time when I started I had my sleep issues mostly under control, much less stress in my life (my cortisol had always been elevated enough that it was a concern for my doctor) and my blood sugar was in normal ranges (even if I had to go on insulin to do it). It was like as soon as those underlying issues were addressed, the formula suddenly worked. Up until that point, exercise and a healthy diet did nothing but make me tired.
    1590 days ago
    Loved the article and it was really beneficial to me. Thanks!
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  • ALICIA214

    Thank you.!! emoticon
    1590 days ago
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