Why it’s hard to lose weight on your own

There are real physiologic reasons why it is hard to lose weight “on your own.”

The truth is that our bodies don’t want us to lose weight and have many ways to hinder us when we try. For example, when we lose even small amounts of weight, our fat cells, stomach and intestines send hunger hormones and messages to our brain telling us that we are hungry.

In addition, those messages that tell our brains we are full, drop down. What’s more, these hormones blunt our metabolism and make our bodies more efficient at storing fat. The result? Weight gain.

If you’re banging your head against the wall trying to get rid of that pregnancy weight, or get rid of that holiday weight or even the “I-got-married-and-had-kids” weight . . . what are you waiting for? These drugs may be just what you need to get the jump start you’re looking for!

There are some newly approved drugs for weight loss. Here are reviews of some of the latest weight-loss medications >>

Dr. Adrienne Youdim

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