I TRIED SO HARD TO DO SO WELL, WHY DID I STILL GAIN WEIGHT OR NOT LOSE?

Asthma is a disease.  Persons who suffer from asthma will tell you despite all they try to do when an inversion hits the valley, their lungs tend to be worse. They must get extra treatment for their disease.  They may get mad at their disease but they don’t get mad at themselves.

Allergies are a biochemical disease.  Persons who suffer with allergies tell you that when trees and flowers bloom their allergies get worse.  They must get extra treatment for their disease.  They may get mad at their disease but they don’t get mad at themselves.

Overweight and obesity is a disease.  Persons who suffer from obesity will tell you despite all they try to do when certain stressors hit, they “lose control” and their old habits return and their disease gets worse.  Events good and bad can stress our disease.  Holidays, birthday parties, family outings, families moving together, vacations, all are good stressors. They are good.  They are fun. But they are still stressing our disease. There are bad stressors also, injuries, family losses, money problems, others. They all can stress our disease allow us to lose  focus and slip into old habits of poor nutrition and lack of exercise.

Sometimes there are biochemical causes of not losing weight.  Insulin can block weight loss. In patients with Insulin resistance (see FAQ Insulin resistance), sometimes even a slight increase in carbohydrate intake can raise insulin levels enough to block weight loss. Changes in thyroid levels can slow or block continuing weight loss.  The doctor may need to do follow-up blood testing.

Sometimes we hit a “comfort zone”.  We lose enough weight, we look and feel better. We lose our focus on excellent nutrition and portion control.  The doctor and staff will work with you to try and find any of the possible causes for not losing more weight.  But sometimes weight loss patients hit a plateau that cannot be explained or corrected.

OBESITY PATIENTS NEED TREATMENT WHEN THIER DISEASE FLARES UP.  Unfortunately, the treatment of obesity doesn’t involve just taking pills. It needs both medication and personal involvement. Let’s don’t get mad at ourselves, let’s get mad at our disease.  Let’s rededicate ourselves to doing the things we must do to control the relapse of our disease.

 

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