Dr. Emdur shares why some women struggle to lose weight even when eating an appropriate diet.
You know, a lot of people think that you can’t lose weight because you are eating too many calories, but I know a lot of the women out there say, “You know, I am really not eating anything. I am eating my 1200 calories a day and I am not losing weight,” and the reason is that there’s a lot of other reasons why people don’t lose weight.
If your cortisol levels are high, everything you do eat will turn to fat. So you need to balance your cortisol levels. If your estrogen level is low, when you do eat, the fats tend to get deposited in your midsection. If your neurotransmitters aren’t balanced, you will not lose weight. If you are not sleeping at night and stressed out, again you will not lose weight. If you have problems with your thyroid, you won’t lose weight. If you’ve had exposure to heavy metals, you can’t lose weight because all your protein systems will not be working properly. If you don’t have adequate detoxification, you know, with your diet, you won’t lose weight.
So you really have to look at all these areas to find out why someone who is really not eating that much isn’t losing weight because if your hormones aren’t balanced, if your cortisol levels aren’t balanced, if you are, you know, not detoxified from heavy metals you are not going to lose weight and you really have to look at all those areas.
About Dr. Emdur, D.O, Ph.D.:
Dr. Emdur is a board certified Internist/Pulmonologist (American Board Of Internal Medicine) and recognized by his peers as a Diplomate in the American College of Chest Physicians since 1996. He did his medicine and pulmonary training at the Cleveland Clinic (1979-1984) and has practiced both hospital based and office based pulmonary medicine in San Diego since 1984. He holds a PhD in microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh (1975) an MBA from California State University (1998) and is board certified as a Diplomate and Advanced Fellow in anti-aging medicine by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He also is a clinical faculty member at Western University of Health Science in California where he teaches medical students.