Are you frustrated that your efforts to lose weight aren’t producing results? When the number on the scale refuses to budge after changing your eating and exercising habits, it may be time to investigate an underlying issue that could be holding you back from your weight loss goals.
Shedding pounds is not always easy, especially as you get older. However, you could also be fighting against one of the following weight loss barriers:
Your thyroid gland is responsible for regulating many systems in your body, including your metabolism. If this gland is not producing enough hormones (underactive thyroid), you may struggle to lose weight. Proper blood tests and medication can reverse this weight loss obstacle.
Never underestimate the influence that stress has on your body. If you find yourself anxious, nervous or worried more days than not, your body is likely releasing an abundance of stress hormones (cortisol), which can impact your blood sugar levels and make you crave sugary or fatty foods.
The medications you have been prescribed may be helping certain systems in your body but also producing some unwanted side effects. If you are not seeing weight loss results despite your efforts of diet and exercise, your medication may be the cause. Common culprits include contraceptive medications, some diabetic medication and antidepressants.
A lack of sleep can cause a range of unwanted consequences in the way you feel as well as how your body and mind work. Poor sleep habits can affect hormones in your body that make you feel hungrier and may also cause you to resort to unhealthy snack options for energy boosts during the day.
Wrong “Healthy” Foods
The foods you thought were healthy may not be the choices you should be eating to lose weight. Surprisingly, there are many seemingly “healthy” food options that are also high in calories or fat. A balanced approach to your nutrition is best, and you may need a professional to guide you.
What is a Medical Weight Loss Program?
You may think of medical weight loss as an invasive approach such as bariatric surgery. At Avance Plastic Surgery, we are proud to offer non-surgical medical weight loss. We realize the importance and desire of a slim figure as it pertains to your self-confidence and health. However, we also recognize the many barriers that patients face when trying to lose weight on their own. Therefore, we offer customized medical weight loss programs that consider underlying conditions, lifestyle support, nutritional deficiencies and more. Contact our Reno plastic surgery clinic today to learn more about how medical weight loss could help you reach your goals.