The Basics of Weight Loss Resistance

The Basics of Weight Loss Resistance

Are you having difficulties losing weight? If so, there are reasons why this could be difficult for you. There are many different bodily functions that affect weight gain and weight loss. It is not being lazy or a lack of character, your body may be trying to communicate with you.

There is no one diet that is right for everyone

At Puckette Integrative Healthcare we include nutrition as part of your healing process. Nutrition is vital to the overall function of your body. As we all know, there are several different diets out there, some more popular than others, but it is important to remember that not every diet is suited for each person. A diet that works for one person’s body may not work for you. Nutrition should be unique and personal to your body and its needs.

What can cause weight loss resistance in my body?

Weight loss resistance is different in every person. There are different processes that happen in your body that may not be working as well as they used to. Finding the parts that aren’t functioning as well is what guides and informs us of your specific, nutritional needs.

  • Anemia
  • Hormone imbalance 
  • Immune system function
  • Metabolic function
  • Chronic stress
  • Digestive problems

Nutrition is an important part of weight loss resistance, but there may be other problems that are happening in your body that you may not even notice. Finding and correcting the problems that may lead to weight loss resistance is also an important part of your care at Puckette Integrative Healthcare.

Methods of testing for weight loss resistance.

As part of your care, we may decide that certain lab tests would be beneficial in finding any imbalances and nutritional deficiencies. Listed below are the lab tests that we may consider:

  • Chem 55                                    
  • Modified Chem 55                                                                                                         
    • Thyroid Antibodies (TPO and TGB)                                                               
    • Serum Folate                                                                                                       
    • 1, 25 Dihydroxy Vit. D.
  • Lyme Test
  • Plasma Methylation Profile
  • Cyrex                                                                                                      
    • Intestinal Antigenic Permeability Screen
    • Wheat/Gluten Proteome Reactivity & Autoimmunity  
    • Gluten-Associated Cross-Reactive Foods & Foods Sensitivity                          
    • Multiple Autoimmune Reactivity Screen                                                     
    • Neurologic Autoimmune Reactivity Screen                                                
    • Chemical Immune Reactivity Screen
  • Nutri-Eval Panel
  • Organic Acids                                                                                       
  • Organic Acids                                                                                                                 
  • MycoTox                                                                                                                          
  • Genetic Test
  • Adrenal Stress Index            
  • Enterolabs Panel A2 
  • GI Effects Comprehensive

If you have had the tests completed and were told you’re your labs are normal, that means they are not outside of lab ranges. To be outside of the range, your values must be in the top 5% of sick people. The values that are outside of the optimal ranges, but not outside of the lab ranges is what I consider to be “normal sick.” This is where your doctor may state that you are healthy, but you may notice a decrease in certain functions in your body, or things may not be feeling as well as you would like and we will address these concerns. Your nutritional visits will then be supported with regular adjustments and brain exercises that will assist you in your personal health journey.

If you have any questions, I ask that you reach out to our office for additional information.

Here’s To A Better Life,

Dr. Steve Puckette