I can’t seem to lose weight. What’s going on?

I exercise and eat right, but I can't seem to lose weight. What's going on?

“You can’t lose weight, but you keep working out all the time. You think you’re eating right, and you just can’t figure out why you can’t lose a pound. You see all your friends going to Slim For Life, and they lose weight but then you try it and don’t lose weight. There’s likely a hormonal issue.

It’s not all energy in, energy out. We have to look at your hormones because there are certain hormones in the body that cause you to store weight. High estrogen levels will make you store fat – you more get it around the butt and the hips and thighs. Cortisol will make you store fat more around the gut and chest, and that will leave you more at risk for heart disease and things of that nature. You can have thyroid issues, which kinda makes you pack on the weight all over. You can get “beer belly”, which is actually “liver belly”. It just so happens that beer affects the liver, so you get a bad liver and you can’t even liposuction that out – it’s just a gut sticking out.

Ultimately, there’s a lot of different hormones that need to be tested to truly figure out why it is you can’t lose weight.”

– Dr. Goodbinder

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Dr. Goodbinder

Jay Goodbinder PSc. D is a doctor in Overland Park, KS who serves patients in surrounding Kansas City areas, cities across the United States, and in several countries around the world.