Can't lose weight? Here's what one doctor did.
Today on the Harmony with Food Radio Show a medical doctor talks about how she used functional nutrition to lose 100 pounds.
Weight Loss Isn't Just About Diet
I've been saying for years that when it comes to weight loss resistance, the key is to test not guess. If you know that you aren't eating healthy or working out, those are a great place to start. But, most of my clients come to me after years of trying different diets and exercises without losing any weight. In those cases, we need to dig deeper and figure out what's really going on. That's why I was so happy to hear Dr. Emi Hosoda on the Today Show this week talking about how she used functional nutrition to lose 100 pounds.
She had been starving herself and exercising trying to get the weight off, but nothing was working. Here's what she did:
Cut out sugar, gluten, and dairy, and learned how to keep her blood sugar stable
Discovered that she had a thyroid issue that needed to be treated
Took supplements to normalize her leptin and insulin levels
Did testing for food sensitivities to reduce inflammation and help heal her gut from years of food sensitivities
I was so excited when a patient sent me this story because this is exactly what I do. If you've "tried everything" but aren't getting results, set up a free 45-minute call with me to determine which tests are right for you here.
Is sugar hurting your weight loss goals?
Sugar can hide in many foods, and we all know it's not exactly considered healthy. What you may not know is that sugar can hide in many foods, and it can both increase inflammation and mess up the gut microbiome - two things that can interfere with your ability to lose weight. If you've tried quitting sugar but are still craving it, there are things you can do to help your sugar cravings, and I can help you figure out which would be best for you.
Your Microbiome Impacts Weight Loss
Microbial diversity is the array of different species and their distribution throughout the gut. When you have a low number or amount (or both) of microbial species in your gut, it can lead to weight loss resistance and many other symptoms.
You can think of your intestinal walls as a cheesecloth, they aren't solid, but are instead designed to let certain things pass through and keep certain things out. Some people can develop leaky gut, also known as dysbiosis. When this happens those small holes get larger, and food and other particles that are supposed to remain inside the small intestine are able to leak into the bloodstream. This leads to symptoms like joint pain, fatigue, brain fog, and more.
Leaky gut and food intolerances also go hand-in-hand. I recently did food intolerance testing for a client and it came back that she was sensitive to artificial sugars. She had psoriasis on her hands, and once she cut out the fake sugars, it disappeared.
I also do microbiome testing so we can look at your gut bacteria and determine which probiotics may be good for you, or if you even need natural antibiotics to treat bacterial overgrowth. We can even work on your balance of bacteria to reduce the types of bacteria that can lead to weight gain.