The Basics of Weight Loss Resistance

Are you having difficulty losing weight? If so, there might be a reason. There are many processes in the body that affect weight gain and weight loss, and your body may be trying to communicate with you.

Why am I not losing weight?

Weight loss resistance is different in every person. Finding the parts of your body that aren’t functioning well guides us towards your specific nutritional needs.

There may be problems getting in the way that you don’t even notice. Finding and correcting the problems that may lead to weight loss resistance is an important part of your care at Puckette Integrative Healthcare. Some conditions that might be preventing weight loss are:

  • Anemia
  • Hormone imbalance 
  • Poor immune system function
  • Poor metabolic function
  • Chronic stress
  • Digestive problems
diagram of roots causes for illnesses

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 thousands of different diets out there, some more popular than others, but it’s important to remember that not every diet works for every 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.

Methods of testing for weight loss resistance

As part of your care, we may decide that certain lab tests would be beneficial in finding imbalances and nutritional deficiencies. These are some of the lab tests 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’ve had these tests before and been told your labs are normal, that does not necessary mean you are health; it just means that you are not outside of “normal” lab ranges. To be outside of the range, your values must be in the top 5% of sick people. If you are outside of the optimal ranges, but not outside of the normal lab ranges, you are what I call “normal sick.” That mean your doctor may tell you that you are healthy, but you might be noticing a decrease in certain functions in your body, or things may not be feeling as well as you would like. Here, we’ll address those 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