Why Can’t I Ever Seem to Keep the Weight Off When I Diet?

Mike CarragherAge Management, Anti-Aging, belly fat, DHEA, Dr. Carragher, Dr. Mike's Tips, HCG, HGH, Hormone Optimization, Human Growth Hormone, Testosterone, The Body Well, Thyroid, Uncategorized, Visceral Fat, weight gain2 Comments

Dieting. It works!

Well…sort of.

You’ve tried dieting.  It works most of the time. Restrict what you’re eating and you’ll usually lose weight. Sometimes very quickly.

Juice cleanse du jour, Master Cleanse, The Biggest Loser, Fat Flush, The Zone, Atkins, Weight Watchers, Sugar Busters, South Beach, High Fat/Low Carb, Mediterranean. The list goes on.  They could open a bookstore devoted to diet books alone there have been so many. And the truth is, most of them DO work. Short-term.

But as time goes on, dieting becomes more difficult.  The same diet you did a few years ago doesn’t work as well the second, or third, or fourth go-around.  Or even if you’re not “dieting,” maybe you’re eating better than you ever have before. And you’re exercising more frequently and with more intensity than ever.

Then why is it you CAN’T SEEM TO KEEP THE WEIGHT OFF?

Well there’s a very good explanation. And it has to do with hormones.

You see, hormones play a large part in how your body responds physically as you grow older. As you age, your body produces less of the fat burning, energy producing hormones like thyroid, testosterone, estrogen, DHEA and growth hormones and tends to produce more of your fat storing hormones like cortisol and insulin. This result is overall weight gain and that dreaded fat around the middle that becomes so difficult to lose.

And one of the big problems with short-term, restrictive type diets is that they can increase the hormones you want to keep low (the fat storing ones) and decrease the hormones you want nice and high (the fat burning ones). So you’re often left in worse shape than when you started!

Optimizing your hormones can turn this around. Getting levels of key hormones back to where they were before they started declining (or rising, in the case of the potentially harmful ones) helps your body lose weight, burn fat, and increase your muscle density.

Sustainably.

So where can you start? Begin by getting your hormone levels checked by a physician who specializes in Age Management & Hormonal Optimization.  And lose the weight. Safely. Sustainably.

Get the body and vigor that you had during your 20s and 30s back. Look and feel better than you ever have before.

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