Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects more than 100 million people in the United States! Managing diabetes or prediabetes is difficult on its own but these conditions also increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. November is National Diabetes Month, an annual observance dedicated to raising awareness about diabetes. This month, make
I’m Struggling to Lose Weight
It’s no coincidence that the diet industry is a billion-dollar business. Many people struggling to lose weight are on an eternal hunt for weight-loss solutions that work – and fast.
Since there are no magic pills that will fight fat, a proper weight-loss program will teach you how to lose weight through lifestyle changes and dietary improvements.
At HeartCare Associates of Connecticut, LLC, our team of physicians offers medically supervised weight-loss programs that are both safe and effective at helping you shed excess weight. We customize the plan to your needs to ensure you achieve your weight-loss goals and keep the weight off for good.
Why weight loss is so difficult
There are a number of underlying factors that can make weight loss more difficult for some, especially for those who are battling obesity. Some common reasons why you may be struggling to lose weight include:
As you get older, your body starts changing how it stores fat. Additionally, common age-related ailments like arthritis can make it more difficult for you to move around, limiting the exercises you can do to prevent weight gain.
Hormone changes that occur as you get older or because of underlying health issues can influence your weight. A reduction in certain hormones, especially leptin, can trick your brain into making you think you’re hungry more often.
Interestingly, this happens most often when you lose weight, and your leptin levels drop. This drop causes your brain to send out a starvation signal that makes you hungry.
Aging and hormone changes also affect your metabolism.
As your metabolism slows, you’re not able to burn as many calories as you need to, and keeping the weight off becomes increasingly difficult, even with regular exercise.
Many people make the mistake of eating whatever they want simply because they exercised that day. The reality is that you may be eating more calories than you’re burning off each day, especially if you’re still eating junk food and processed products instead of the nutrients your body needs.
How a medically supervised weight-loss program can help
Our team at HeartCare Associates of Connecticut offers comprehensive resources that support healthy and safe weight loss. We focus on addressing excess weight and obesity through changes in your diet, improvements in your nutrition, and an upgrade to your daily exercise plan.
We help you set reasonable goals that ensure you aren’t starving yourself and can give your body what it needs to function optimally. Our team also helps you make lifestyle and dietary changes that you can carry with you for the rest of your life.
If you have underlying medical issues like heart disease that make it difficult to exercise and lose weight, we offer in-office treatment options to make sure your condition is well-controlled. Our providers can also recommend exercises and diet plans that focus on your heart health as well.
Losing weight is difficult for many people, so you’re not alone in your struggle. To schedule a weight-loss assessment, call the HeartCare Associates of Connecticut, LLC, office nearest you or book a consultation online today.
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