Why You Can't Lose Weight: Why It's So Hard to Shed Pounds and What You Can Do About It [NOOK Book]

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If you have tried diet after diet without shedding pounds, it may not be your fault. In this revolutionary book, Dr. Pamela Smith discusses the eighteen most common reasons why you can’t lose weight, and guides you in overcoming the obstacles that stand between you and a trimmer body.


Why You Can’t Lose Weight is divided into four parts. Part I looks at lifestyle practices, such as insufficient exercise and sleep. Part II examines health disorders, such as food allergies and ...

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Why You Can't Lose Weight: Why It's So Hard to Shed Pounds and What You Can Do About It

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Overview

If you have tried diet after diet without shedding pounds, it may not be your fault. In this revolutionary book, Dr. Pamela Smith discusses the eighteen most common reasons why you can’t lose weight, and guides you in overcoming the obstacles that stand between you and a trimmer body.


Why You Can’t Lose Weight is divided into four parts. Part I looks at lifestyle practices, such as insufficient exercise and sleep. Part II examines health disorders, such as food allergies and thyroid hormone dysfunction. And Part III discusses biochemical problems, such as insulin resistance and depression. For each difficulty discussed, the author explains how the problem can be recognized, how it contributes to weight gain, and how you can take steps towards a slimmer body. The last part guides you in putting together a customized, easy-to-follow weight-loss program.

If you’ve been frustrated by one-size-fits-all diet plans, it’s time to learn what’s really keeping you from reaching your goal. With Why You Can’t Lose Weight, you’ll discover how to lose weight and enjoy radiant health.

 

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Publishers Weekly
Despite its pessimistic title, this book will be a revelation for many of those who come across it. Bestselling author Dr. Smith (What You Must Know About Women's Hormones) offers an inventory of common health problems "designed for people who want to identify the underlying problems that have been hindering their efforts to lose weight." Each problem is accompanied by ways to identify and solutions in the forms of food choice, vitamin supplements, and lifestyle alterations. Smith emphasizes the effect both body chemicals and physiological processes have on one's appetite and ability to lose weight. A fascinating discussion of foods containing various neurotransmitters, and thorough explanations of how various health deficiencies contribute to weight gain legitimize Smith's argument that weight loss is often dependent on identifying conditions specific to the individual. (July)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780757053122
  • Publisher: Square One Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/24/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 250,557
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Pamela Wartian Smith, MD, MPH, is a diplomate of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Physicians and director of the Master's Program in Medical Sciences, with a concentration in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine, at the University of South Florida School of Medicine. An authority on the subjects of wellness and anti-aging, Dr. Smith is also director of the Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine. Currently, she is the owner and director of the Center for Healthy Living, with locations in Michigan and Florida. Dr. Smith is also the best-selling author of What You Must Know About Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & More and What You Must Know About Women’s Hormones. 

 

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction 1

1 What Really Goes on Inside Your Body? 5

Part I Lifestyle

Lifestyle Questionnaire 13

2 Insufficient Exercise 15

3 Insufficient Fiber Intake 21

4 Food Addiction 27

5 Sleep Deprivation 35

6 Stress 45

7 Insufficient Water Intake 55

Part II Health Problems

Health Problem Questionnaire 63

8 Food Allergies 65

9 Chronic Inflammation 71

10 Thyroid Hormone Dysfunction 83

11 Toxic Buildup 91

12 Yeast Infection 101

Part III Biochemical Factors

Biochemical Factor Questionnaire 113

13 Depression and Antidepressants 115

14 Female Hormonal Imbalance 125

15 Genes 145

16 Insulin Resistance 151

17 Male Hormone Deficiency 163

18 Neurotransmitter Dysfunction 171

19 Pregnenolone Insufficiency 183

Part IV Solutions

20 Putting It All Together 191

Conclusion 205

Resources 207

References 215

Index 235

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