The Causes Of Resistance To Weight Loss

For decades, I’ve been on a mission to help my patients understand that weight loss is not about “calories in, calories out”. There are a multitude of factors that play into how our body makes, stores, and burns fat and the actual amount of calories we eat is one small drop in the bucket of our complex biology.

Today, I’m excited to talk with Dr. Casey Means about the main drivers people face when struggling to lose weight and what we can do about them. We dive into our conversation sharing the main issues most people miss when trying to lose weight, especially if their bodies seem to be resistant to weight loss. Macronutrients like protein, fat, and carbohydrates get most of the attention in this area, but micronutrients like selenium, B vitamins, antioxidants, and so many others actually have a dramatic impact on how well our metabolic pathways work.

Another key consideration for weight loss is detoxification, which works twofold. We need to help our bodies detoxify with the right supportive ingredients and we also need to reduce our exposure to toxins, especially those we call “obesogens” that are linked to excess weight due to the way they disturb our hormones and metabolism.

Dr. Means shares some helpful action items for reducing your own toxic burden and explains why it’s a good thing to “Be a weirdo!” How and when we’re exposed to sunlight also impacts our metabolic processes. Dr. Means and I dig into how light affects our biology and how to leverage it in our daily routine. The main takeaway from this episode is that you do have power over your metabolism.

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