We know it’s hard to lose weight, and it’s an even bigger struggle to keep the weight off! Let us explain why it’s hard to lose weight. This is not your fault and it has nothing to do with your willpower. When attempting to lose weight, you will experience your own body working against you. The body i.e., the hypothalamus, tries to do 4 things to hinder sustainable weight loss (take a look at graphical representation below). Is this pattern looking familiar to you? Call us now so we can help you put a stop to this pattern!
Let’s look at the graph shown:
A person living with obesity, they are 250lbs (no importance of cause)
Emphasis 4 things:
1) bad hormones go up (increase ghrelin – more hungry) lowers good hormones (leptin, etc)
2) decrease resting BMR so we don’t burn as much, we slow down, feel tired and lazy
3) the above 2 things increase our hunger, we want high-calorie dense food to replace what we have lost
4) the body becomes fuel efficient, start to live with small number of calories (gain even more)
With these forces (1-4) working against our weight loss efforts, a point will come after a few days, or weeks, where we give up. This is not the problem with our willpower, this is our body causing you to do that, because it is not in your control. Therefore, the body weight comes back to baseline, and you regain the weight you have lost. It does not stop there, it re-gains even more weight.