Yes, there really is such a thing — and, no, your metabolism is NOT broken… it’s just in need of a little TLC!
Attempting to lose weight can be frustrating, especially when you think you are doing everything right. Eating like a sparrow, spending hours at the gym, and drinking water ʻtil you are about to burst, and STILL — the scale wonʼt budge… ugh! For years we called this having a “slow metabolism,” but now we know there are speciﬁc issues connected with someoneʼs inability to lose weight at a reasonable rate. The new name on the weight loss scene for this metabolic madness is “weight loss resistance” and is deﬁned as a phenomenon that occurs due to metabolic, biochemical, or medical issues which results in a personʼs inability to lose weight regardless of their efforts. In other words… itʼs NOT your fault that nasty scale wonʼt budge!
So…are YOU weight loss resistant? Have you failed on one or more diets in the past even though you were compliant? Do you feel you eat right and exercise, but you still arenʼt getting the results you
desire? Do you have hard-to-control cravings or crave foods in a speciﬁc food group? Do you have a large appetite at certain times during the day? Do you suffer from hormonal imbalances? Do you have a familial problem with obesity? Do you have insomnia, or are you under chronic stress? If you answer yes to even one of the above questions, you have identiﬁed factors that can contribute to difﬁculty losing weight, and you may be weight loss resistant.
The good news is, once you have uncovered the reason or reasons for your weight loss resistance and resolve them, your body will naturally let go of excess weight, body fat, and ﬂuids, and you WILL be able to reach and maintain your healthy body weight easier and faster than you ever thought possible.