The Four Strangest Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight & What to Do
New York Times bestselling author Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman Author of “Radical Metabolism: A Powerful New Plan to Blast Fat and Reignite Your Energy in Just 21 Days,” is available for interviews.
If you have a roll of fat around your middle, you may have what is commonly referred to as ”fatty liver.” What does this mean? It means your liver has stopped processing fat and begun storing it. When the liver is sluggish every organ in your body is affected, and your weight loss efforts will be blocked from almost every angle.
Many individuals carry an extra 10 to 15 pounds of fluid trapped in their body tissues, which contributes to bloat, puffiness and cellulite. My esteemed colleague Elson Haas, MD coined a term for this: “false fat.” Some of us—about 15 to 25 percent—are more salt-sensitive than others. Fluid retention can be caused by excess sodium, food sensitivities, hormones, adrenal stress and dysregulated insulin.
Insufficient Omega-6 Fats
People today are getting a huge dose of terrible quality omega-6s, largely from processed foods that contain cheap, rancid, highly refined (and usually genetically modified) inflammation-producing vegetable oils, which are omega-6s. This is the reason our omega-6 to omega-3 ratios are so far off-kilter. However, increasing your omega-3s solves only half of the problem.
Parasites are a hidden epidemic that often trigger weight gain, sugar cravings, anxiety and sleeplessness, and they wreak total havoc on your digestive system. Some of the risk factors for parasite exposure include travel, pets, daycares, restaurant dining, raw and undercooked foods (especially pork and sushi), and drinking tap water.
About Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, The First Lady of Nutrition:
Diet and nutrition trendsetter Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, NY Times bestselling author of the soon to be released book Radical Metabolism: A Powerful New Plan to Blast Fat and Reignite Your Energy in Just 21 Days (Aug 28, Da Capo Lifelong Books), is a multi award-winning author of 30 books on weight loss, diet & detox, women’s health, men’s health, perimenopause, menopause, beauty and the environment. Her The Fat Flush Plan series and Before the Change were NY Times bestsellers.