Do those hours on the treadmill make you feel like a hamster on a wheel? Does your stomach growl in protest against your restrictive diet? Do you struggle to lose weight even with the most extreme methods? If the answer is yes, it’s time to invest in our customized medical weight-loss program.
Why can’t you lose weight?
For some people, losing weight is as easy as drinking a special tea, squeezing in an extra workout, or swapping in a salad for lunch every now and then. For the rest of us, it’s not so simple. Here are some of the reasons why the needle on your scale isn’t moving.
Your timing is off
When you eat is almost as important as what you eat. Think about your own eating habits. Do you pass on breakfast? Do you smuggle snacks a few minutes before bedtime?
Skipping the first meal of the day puts you at risk for overdoing it at lunch or reaching for a sugary snack to get you through. Eating too close to bedtime means your blood sugar, insulin, and body temperature levels increase during prime fat-burning hours, slowing your calorie burn rate.
It’s in your DNA
Sometimes you have no control over why you struggle with weight loss. Gender and genetics play a huge role in your body’s ability to burn fat. For example, men tend to lose weight, especially belly fat, much more quickly than women. Some people simply have a genetic predisposition that makes their systems burn fat at a faster rate than others.
You’re stressed out
Your weight-loss woes might stem from psychological issues like stress, anxiety, and depression. Not only will you seek out those greasy, sugary, salty comfort foods when you’re feeling out of sorts, but your body also stores more fat when it senses your stress levels are higher than normal.
Your metabolism is slow
Your metabolism refers to the chemical reactions involved in processing food for energy and burning fat. Sometimes a slow metabolism can be blamed on your family tree; at other times it’s because you don’t have enough muscle mass, you’re getting older, or you’re not eating enough.
You’re not sleeping enough
Good, restful sleep, or lack thereof, is a key component in your ability to lose weight. If you’re not getting enough rest at night, your metabolism can slow way down, causing you to burn fewer calories.
If you’re groggy during the day, chances are you won’t head to the gym or put in the effort to make a healthier meal.
You have an underlying condition
A whole slew of health problems can stall your ability to lose weight. The following are some common conditions that stop weight loss in its tracks:
- Eating disorders
- Heart disease
- Hormonal issues
- Sleep apnea
Sometimes, prescriptions you take to manage your health are to blame. For example, drugs for condition likes allergies, depression, diabetes, epilepsy, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia can all make slimming down a lot more difficult.
What’s the answer to stubborn weight loss?
Unfortunately, there’s no magic pill to address the myriad things that could be making it harder for you to lose weight. There is, however, a way to safely and effective way to lose weight designed specifically for you.
Dr. Baheri offers a medically supervised weight-loss plan that gets you the results you want while taking into account your medical history, personality, and likes and dislikes.
Your plan begins with a series of evaluations and tests to determine what’s causing your inability to lose weight. Dr. Baheri assesses your health history, physical fitness, metabolic status, and any physiological, psychological, or physical roadblocks that are preventing you from losing weight.
You discuss your goals with Dr. Baheri, and he curates a one-size-fits-you weight-loss plan. Depending on your needs, the plan may include:
- Appetite suppressants
- Lifestyle modifications
- Added exercise
- Medication management
Every so often, you’ll meet with Dr. Baheri and his team to review your progress, get some guidance, discuss concerns, and ask questions. This ongoing support from our medical professionals is vital to your success.
If you’re ready to lose weight without the discouragement, sweating profusely, or going hungry all day long, our weight-loss program is right for you.
Call our friendly staff or schedule an appointment online to get started today.