The last 10-20 lbs and going where you have never gone before.

Seems if there are no other hormone issues that need to be addressed first losing the big number weight loss is very attainable......but that last 10-20 lbs....that is a different story.

Let me first be very clear, health comes first. It is possible to be overweight and healthy, just as one can be normal weight and sick. You have to get your hormonal profile into a healthy range.....chasing weight while ignoring health is foolish and will backfire every time.

Now, that said, once healthy, how do we get that last 20 lbs off?

Well, that depends. I have found it is easier to get there (not necessarily easy, but easier) if you have been there before. For example, I am 6'4" and weigh 215. I graduated high school at 245, not very youthfully thin. I have gotten down to 205 before, with work, but never lived as an adult under 200 lbs. So, for me to get there I have to go somewhere metabolically that I have never been before. That is harder....whereas staying at 215, not so challenging.

That is one of the big secrets in the exercise make over programs....they take someone who was athletic and fit say in college and now 10-15 years later got fat and they bring them back to fit.....somewhere they have been before. Now take an overweight person who has never been fit and have them lose weight and tone up to the same level.....that is much harder. Can this be done? Sure, but it is a different ball game, that's all.

What I feel has to happen is that you have to shift metabolically to a new pattern or pathway and hold it there long enough to build up the metabolic "fitness" to stay there or come in and out of it easily. Mainly going from being a sugar burner to a fat burner and becoming fat adaptive. When people lose weight and they don't change their metabolic profile, that is when we see rebound weight gain as they go right back to where they were before and say diet and exercise doesn't work.

So, how do you go there metabolically? That can be different for everyone. Healing up older issues in the gut, hormones, liver, brain, and so forth is crucial. This is where advanced programs and options like rotational fasting and structured eating and diets come in. As do advanced supplement protocols.

So, step one, get healthy. Step two get ready for a long term plan if you want to redefine yourself metabolically....and follow it! But if you lose weight and do not improve your metabolic fitness and change that profile....the chances of gaining the weight and ill health issues agin is high and so is your risk of major chronic diseases. You can do it!

Here's to going where we have never been before!

Dr. Don

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Dr. Don Clum

I consult and create custom lifestyle centered strategy programs for people looking to improve their health. My programs are lifestyle centered and we leverage as many areas of a person's lifestyle that they are willing to include, such as:
 Diet and nutrition
, Exercise and physical activity, Stress Resilience
, Sleep enhancement


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