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Why Does Long-Term Weight Loss Seem Impossible As We Age?

Because, with the “calories in, calories, out” approach, it usually is…

“Only about one in every six Americans who have ever been overweight or obese loses weight and maintains that loss”, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.  

For a long time, weight loss was simplified with a “calories in, calories out” approach…eat less, exercise more.  However, as we age, this approach can be a lot like trying to stop a freight train with your pinkie finger….it simply won’t work.

While eating less addresses some of the underlying causes of weight gain, the high failure rate of dieting is partially attributable to the severe alteration in hormone levels that occur as part of normal aging.  It's no wonder that without correcting these imbalances, losing weight can be extremely frustrating, if not impossible.

This is why, at The Renewal Point, we recommend that those who are interested in weight loss also have their hormone levels checked and balanced through bio-identical hormones.  In a recent study, the group of patients treated with natural, bio-Identical hormones, saw a significant drop in free fat mass without the addition of exercise or calorie restriction.  However, what researchers also found was that it was most important what type of hormone replacement therapy was used.  In a study by O'Sullivan et al, the participants taking synthetic, drug hormone therapy actually gained weight!

While this study does bring to light the importance of bio-hormone balancing in and of itself, a combination of the Four Cornerstones (Bio-identical Hormone Balancing, Nutrition, Physical Conditioning, and Toxin Elimination) is what we’ve found to make the biggest impact for long-term weight loss and overall quality of life. 

By addressing the Four Cornerstones, we are able to reset your metabolism, break carb and/or sugar addiction, rebuild muscle, rebalance the immune system, and reduce inflammatory symptoms.  And, maybe best of all, when our bodies are in balance, it can reduce depression, anxiety, and mood swings…giving a whole new outlook on life!

If you have had it with the “calories in, calories out” approach and are looking for a more long-term solution that works with your body’s natural processes, we are here to help!  For more information or to set up an appointment you can come to our upcoming seminar, visit our website at TheRenewalPoint.com, email us at info@therenewalpoint.com, or call us at 941-926-4905. 

References:

Americans struggle with long-term weight loss. Science News. September 5, 2010.

Monda et al. Frontiers in Physiology. 2017; 8: 773 "Role of Sex Hormones in the Control of Vegetative and Metabolic Functions of Middle-Aged Women."

O’Sullivan et al. Journal of Clinical Investigation. 1998; 102;1035-1040 "The route of estrogen replacement therapy confers divergent effects on substrate oxidation and body composition in postmenopausal women."