So, what is weight-loss resistance? Weight-loss resistance arises when a woman develops or has a preexisting metabolic imbalance that makes losing weight and maintaining healthy weight extremely challenging, despite her best efforts to eat less and exercise more.
According to Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP, there are six core systemic imbalances that greatly contribute to weight-loss resistance in women:
1. Hormonal imbalance (including thyroid dysfunction)
2. Adrenal imbalance (this one I have been diagnosed with)
3. Neurotransmitter imbalance
4. Digestive imbalance
5. Systemic Inflammation
6. Impaired detoxification
So what does a person do besides cry themselves to sleep every night! I have never had a weight problem until I hit my mid 50s. My hormones and digestive system has become imbalanced, and dealing with stressful situations have caused my adrenal's to be overworked and I've become exhausted. OK, so what do you do...
Marcelle suggests six fundamental measures you can begin to apply today:
6. Gain the benefit of a supportive social network. Research shows that people who join together in their weight-loss efforts are more successful. So find a friend or a group and reap the benefits!
Now, take your disheartened feelings and the guilt (from not being able to lose weight) and release them for good; from your body, your soul, and your mind. Weight-loss resistance is not our fault! Once we address the imbalance, the weight will come off. I really hope so!!
Here's to your health!
The Lord heals your diseases, redeems your life from the pit, satisfies you with good, shows compassion to his children, and knows your frame. The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
Psalm 103: 3-14