If you have a large waist circumference, elevated fasting blood sugars (impaired fasting, prediabetic, diabetic), elevated lipids or triglycerides, high blood pressure. These all together make it very difficult to lose weight
The idea that a person can be addicted to food has recently gained increasing support. That comes from brain imaging and other studies of the effects of compulsive overeating on pleasure centers in the brain.
This is such a common problem. On average only about 20-30 % of people who lose weight over time tend to keep their weight off over time. The main reason for this called metabolic adaptation/compensation and increase in the hunger hormones
The gut microbiome
We've identified specific genetic signatures in the gut microbiome that were predictive of weight loss response in a small cohort of patients following a healthy lifestyle intervention
Weight Loss Takes Guts?
What is metabolism?
Your metabolism is defined as the amount of energy needed for your body to function. The human body is very metabolically active and requirements key nutrients and energy sources to stay alive and function.