Why do some women with healthy diets still struggle to lose weight?

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Do you eat healthily, but can't seem to lose those extra pounds no matter what you do? Dr. Larry Emdur shares why some women struggle to lose weight even when eating an appropriate diet.

Transcript 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.
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  • Dr. Larry Emdur

    Dr. Larry Emdur Pulminary Critical Medicine, Alvarado Hospital Dr. Emdur, a board certified Internist/Pulmonologist, is recognized by his peers as a Diplomate in the American College of Chest Physicians. He holds a PhD in microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from California State University. more about this expert »

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