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Why Is Losing Weight So Difficult?

Why Is Losing Weight So Difficult?

Why does losing weight feel like a losing battle? Because everything you’ve been taught about dieting is wrong and is doomed to fail. In fact, when you go on a traditional calorie-restriction diet, you’re actually training your body to gain weight, not lose it.

At Modern Wellness Clinic in Las Vegas, Nevada, we believe that attaining and maintaining a healthy weight involves permanent lifestyle changes that improve your overall well-being. Our medically supervised weight loss program is custom-designed for your needs to make weight loss easier, pain-free, and sustainable.

Why traditional diets fail

The old approach to dieting rested on the belief that you had to burn more calories than you consume in order to lose weight. While that’s not exactly wrong, it’s not the complete picture. What you eat — the kinds of calories you consume — is just as important as how much you eat. In fact, low-calorie meals of the wrong foods can cause you to gain weight, not lose it.

In addition, when you severely restrict calories for short periods without making other lifestyle modifications, your body believes it’s going through a period of starvation. Sure, you can drop pounds galore if you eat like a little bird. But once you consume normal meals again, your body prepares itself for the next starvation period by holding onto each calorie for dear life. 

That’s why — as you’ve probably noticed — once you lose a significant amount of weight, you always gain it back. In fact, you probably end up gaining back more than you lost initially, because your body is afraid to end up in starvation mode again.

Another reason that diets fail is that it’s difficult to restrict your calories and limit your meals. You feel hungry. You have habits that are associated with food. It feels painful to deprive yourself.

Finally, restricting calories without feeding your body the nutrients and the exercise it needs means that you lose muscle instead of fat. And, guess what? Muscle tissue speeds up your metabolism. Fat slows it down. So, more fat = more fat.

Change your body, change your weight

If you want to lose weight permanently and sustainably and do so in a way that improves your health, medically supervised weight loss puts you on the right track. At Modern Wellness Clinic, we offer the HCG / Paleo Scientific Weight Loss program. 

The HCG / Paleo Scientific Weight Loss program occurs in phases. In the first phase, which lasts from 4-12 weeks, you can lose up to a pound a day. We make this initial phase easier with Super B12 Lipo/MIC and Vitamin C & D injections, plus injections of the human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) hormone that help your body burn fat and curb hunger pangs.

In the meantime, you adopt the paleo diet, which is a lifestyle change you maintain even after you lose your goal weight. The paleo diet emphasizes the whole foods that our ancestors ate, such as organic and pastured or grass-fed meats, poultry, and eggs; plenty of vegetables of all kinds, colors, and flavors; small amounts of low-glycemic fruits; and healthy fats.

The paleo diet also eliminates foods that are allergenic or proinflammatory. That means, you avoid for life foods that tend to make you gain weight, such as sugars, grains, and polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs).

It’s more than weight loss

The HCG / Paleo Scientific Weight Loss program does more than help you lose — and keep off — unwanted, unneeded fat. It improves your health overall. You learn to eat to feed your body, not your impulses. In addition to weight loss, you should experience:

Stop rolling the boulder up the mountain. Get the help you need to make permanent changes that get the weight off and keep it off. Contact our office today to schedule your medically supervised weight loss consultation by phone or online form. 

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