Why is Weight Loss so Difficult?

From shedding those last stubborn pounds to attempting a complete overhaul of their health, nearly half of the US population is trying to lose weight.

But the reality is that many of those people struggle to reach a healthy weight, and approximately 90% of those who achieve their goals gain back most if not all of the pounds they worked so hard to lose. 

If your weight loss journey is going on months or even years, it’s time to start taking weight-loss advice from the experts. 

Dr. Vera Carlson and our team at Cache Cosmetic & Laser know how frustrating and disheartening the weight-loss journey can be. That’s why we’re proud to offer a medically supervised weight-loss program that fits your needs. 

We also take the time to help you understand your unique roadblocks when it comes to losing weight. Here are a few reasons why you’re struggling to drop pounds.

Your diet isn’t right for you

Everyone’s body is different, so the diet that works for you might not work for your friends and family. We offer insights into your health needed to help you make the right diet choices. All of our diet plans and nutrition counseling include meals that will keep you full, satisfy your cravings, and help you lose weight safely and quickly. 

You’re relying on exercise or diet alone

Losing weight requires an equal balance of diet and exercise. 

If you burn calories at the gym but eat junk food all day, then your workout was all for naught. If you’re diligent with your diet but don’t help your body burn extra calories through exercise, you’ll likely hit a plateau. 

Similarly, focusing only on cardio exercises and neglecting strength-building exercises means you’re missing out on creating metabolism-boosting muscle mass and can also lead to a stall in your weight-loss journey. We can help you find an exercise plan that works for you and complement your dietary needs. 

Your body is working against you

Weight loss is more than cutting a few calories and clocking some hours at the gym. You have to take into account the chemical battle that’s happening behind the scenes in your body. 

As you lose weight, you also experience a reduction in the hormone leptin, which is the chemical responsible for telling your brain that you’re full. Simultaneously, your body increases its production of the hunger-stimulating hormone ghrelin, potentially ruining your progress.

Additionally, cutting calories too quickly slows down your metabolism. Strict diets also put you at risk for rebounding and overeating, causing you to regain the weight you’ve lost. 

Our diet plans are nutritious and focus on keeping you full and satisfied so you can be proactive when chemical imbalances try to knock you off course.

You’re relying on quick fixes

How many times have you seen an ad for the newest weight-loss pill? Probably too many to count. Unfortunately, many people fall prey to the “miracle pill” and are disappointed when they don’t get the promised results. 

A recent study found that individuals who turned to medically supervised weight-loss programs focused on long-term behavior changes and lifestyle adjustments were more successful in both losing weight and keeping it off as opposed to those who relied on quick fixes.

You don’t have the right mindset or attitude

Who or what are you trying to lose weight? Are you trying to fit into a dress to look good at your friend’s wedding? Are you trying to impress your significant other? 

Or are you trying to lose weight to finally feel healthy and confident?

Understanding and creating your weight-loss goals is crucial to being successful during the process. It’s also essential that you keep a positive attitude when life and other circumstances inevitably try to throw you off your path. We offer the support system you need to create realistic, healthy goals and stay focused and motivated.

Your environment is your enemy

Your daily environment is essential in your success or failure. Whether you work from home or in an office, you’re often surrounded by a variety of temptations. We help you identify the potential stumbling blocks in your environment and give you the strategies and tools you need to avoid temptation. 

Mental health plays a role

If you struggle with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, or stress, you may use food as a coping mechanism. Through our weight-loss program, we help you overcome your emotional eating and give you other strategies and methods to better manage your emotional and mental health. 

If you’re ready to take the first steps toward true, lasting weight loss, request an appointment online or over the phone at our Providence, Utah, office today. 

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