To struggle or to control? That is the key question when it comes to losing weight and keeping it off. The reason that diets fail is because on a diet you end up struggling against the forces of nature. What do I mean by that? So you go on a diet, the very act of going on a diet will lead you to lose weight. In nature, every action leads to a reaction. What is the reaction to weight loss? The body releases hormones and chemicals to make you regain the weight. This is because for most of the time that we humans have lived on this planet, we have needed body fat to survive things like winters and famine. The brain is programmed to actually monitor for fat loss and to defend against it. You’re fighting biological forces when willpower is just not enough. You need to be able to control it, just like you have to control forces that give you high blood sugar if you have diabetes. How do you do it? You can obviously eat the right foods, stay active, but just like for chronic diseases like diabetes, you’re probably going to need medication if those things don’t work. If you have done all the diets and the weight has come back, it is not necessarily your fault that you are struggling. You are really fighting against forces of nature and what is needed is how do you gain control? We would love to be able to help you. At Kudos, we actually do a couple things that are pretty unique and cool. First and foremost, we actually test your metabolism, hook you up to a machine and after ten minutes we are able to tell you exactly how many calories your body burns in 24 hours. From there, you can plan a more precise eating plan that is likely going to work. But then once you start to struggle, we can actually intervene with medications that are FDA approved and safe. It will help you tap down or gain control of those hormonal forces. This way you can not only lose weight but keep it off. We would love to hear from you. Visit our website at kudosweightloss.com or just give my office a call. There is nothing to lose, you can even get a free virtual consult and learn more. Until then, keep trying and kudos to you!
Dr. Ojugbeli MD, MBA, Dipl. ABOM