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Help! I'm Struggling to Lose Weight

The New Year holiday season is a popular time for people to start weight loss programs, ramping up their exercise and cutting back on calories to finally — finally — shed those extra pounds. Data shows, however, that despite their best intentions, most people fail to keep their weight loss resolutions — and even if they do shed some weight initially, they tend to gain most or all of it  back

At Simple Men’s Health in West Palm Beach, Florida, Dr. Fabien David Mathieu and his team help men lose weight and keep it off with “real life” nutritional plans and realistic activity goals, based on each patient’s health profile and lifestyle. Your diet will be optimized for you, so you can enjoy success right from the start. Here’s how our weight loss program can help you finally lose that excess weight.

You didn't fail your diet. Your diet failed you.

Commercial and fad diets sound great on commercials and TV — after all, if you eat fewer calories, it makes sense you’ll lose weight eventually. That basic premise is true. The failure comes from how those diets are structured and how that approach ultimately doesn’t hold up.

One reason why so many diets fail over time is because they deprive your body of what it needs. Your body needs certain nutrients at specific levels to stay healthy and functioning. Many calorie-deprivation diets don’t allow you to get these key nutrients, resulting in cravings, binge eating, and feelings of dissatisfaction that can lead to diet “cheating.”

Another change takes place when you’re on a more restrictive diet — it’s called adaptive thermogenesis (sometimes nicknamed “starvation mode”). When your body consumes a lot fewer calories, your metabolism can change. Instead of burning the same number of calories during activities, your body will try to conserve calories to prevent what it perceives as impending starvation. It sounds extreme, but it’s a sort of survival mechanism for your body, and it can play a big role in diet failure.

Finally, restrictive diets are just hard to maintain in “real life.” Who wants to spend years counting calories, cutting out favorite foods, and practicing a lifestyle based on deprivation? Yet to maintain weight loss results, that’s what many commercial diets require. Step off the diet, and weight gain comes roaring back.

The physiological and psychological changes associated with commercial and fad diets are the primary reason these diets ultimately don’t work: Even though it feels like you’ve failed, it’s actually the diet that’s failed.

The key to long-term weight loss success

There’s really no magic solution to weight loss, but there is a better way to lose weight — and keep those pounds off, so you can truly enjoy a healthier lifestyle. To be successful, a weight loss plan needs to be based not only on your goals, but on your health and your lifestyle. You need an eating plan and an exercise routine that’s tailored specifically for you — not a commercial diet based on general ideas about weight loss.

At Simple Men’s Health, your weight loss journey begins with a medical evaluation and health history, along with a review of your lifestyle and physical activity level. Depending on your needs, we might order lab tests to identify or evaluate underlying issues, like diabetes or cardiovascular disease.

Next, Dr. Mathieu and his team devise an eating plan that’s based on real-life eating habits and packed with nutrients designed to boost your metabolism. You’ll have nutritional counseling to help you make healthy food choices and help you understand the connection between the foods you eat and your ability to burn off excess calories. 

To make sure your health and metabolism stay optimized, Dr. Mathieu may recommend high-quality supplements to address nutrient deficiencies that could be driving unhealthy cravings. Supplements can play an especially important role as you get older and hormonal changes put extra stress on your body and your metabolism.

Finally, we’ll work with you to plan out lifestyle changes and physical activities that you’ll enjoy, so you can turn your body into a fat-burning machine. Throughout your weight loss journey, the team at Simple Men’s Health will provide you with the support you need to stay on track, so you can reach — and maintain — your ideal weight.

You can lose weight. We can help.

Don’t let past weight loss “failures” keep you from trying something new. Our weight loss program is tailored for every patient, so you can shed those pounds and enjoy all the benefits that go hand-in-hand with a healthy weight. Call our office at 561-594-0551, or use our online form to schedule a consultation, and get started on your successful weight loss journey today.

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