Weight Loss

Why is it so challenging to lose weight and keep it off?

Woodridge Clinic has partnered with Metabolic Weight Loss Centers to help our patients lose weight and keep it off.

If you’re like many, you’ve probably tried a number of diets and exercise plans over the years. You may even have had some success in dropping excess pounds, only to be frustrated when the numbers start creeping back up. 

Today’s researchers know that weight loss is more than a simple matter of willpower. Losing weight is a complex issue and one that is highly personal. There are numerous factors that influence how and why you’ve gained weight, and why moving the needle in the other direction is so challenging. 

One problem lies in our modern food supply. Fast food is cheap and readily available virtually everywhere in the nation. Even grocery store aisles are tricky, as the bulk of food available for sale is heavily processed, filled with preservatives and sodium, or genetically modified. 

Our lifestyle has also changed a great deal over recent generations. Most Americans no longer earn a living in ways that challenge their bodies. Hours spent in front of screens at home and work take a toll. Chronic stress and sleep disruptions are also at all-time highs, making it harder to lose weight. 

Your body processes nutrients in a unique way. That means your diet should be structured to meet those needs, and the wrong balance of foods could cause weight gain.

Is there a better way to lose weight?

There is, and the process begins with understanding your personal starting point. Woodridge Clinic has partnered with Metabolic Weight Loss Centers, to provide a wide range of weight loss services, starting with genetic testing to learn how your body uses nutrients. That information allows your team to create a customized eating guide just for you. 

Once you know more about how your body uses food, you’re in a better position to make meaningful changes that deliver results. You’ll learn to approach food in a much different way, and learn how the fuel you put into your body translates into optimal performance on every level. 

Will I need supplements while I’m losing weight?

Supplements are a powerful tool to help you get the nutrients you need, but there is no question that the best way to balance your nutrients is by eating a varied and balanced diet. As you move through your weight-loss journey, supplements help you maintain your energy and enhance fat burning while your body adjusts. 

However, supplementation should be a short-term tool, not a crutch that lasts a lifetime. Your team helps you choose supplements that give you a boost as you embrace a healthier style of eating. You won’t, however, be given the hard sell to purchase any one brand of products. 

When you’re ready to get started on your weight-loss journey, schedule your initial visit online or call to speak with a member of the administrative staff.