Studies show that fad diets do more harm than good and can even lead to lasting consequences to your long-term health. At Aging Gracefully in Jenks, Oklahoma, functional medicine specialist Michelle McElroy, DO, offers a complete metabolic reset program that may help you lose up to 30 pounds without yo-yo diets or intense exercise. To learn more about the weight loss options available at Aging Gracefully, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Your metabolism refers to the chemical process that converts food into energy. During this process, your metabolism removes calories from the foods and drinks you consume and uses it to provide energy for all of your bodily functions, including respiration, digestion, and movement. In general, the faster your metabolism, the more calories you burn on average.
Losing weight requires your metabolism to burn more calories than you consume. Otherwise, your body stores excess calories as fat. In this way, your metabolic rate — the speed of your metabolism — can greatly influence your weight. If you’re struggling to lose weight, you may have a slow metabolism.
Many factors can prevent weight loss. Certain medical conditions include:
Excess weight, low exercise levels, and a high-sugar diet can increase your risk of type 2 diabetes. This chronic health condition interferes with your body’s ability to regulate insulin, a hormone that helps convert the sugar you consume into energy. It can affect the way your body processes and converts sugar, which may slow your metabolism.
The thyroid, the butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck, produces the thyroid hormone, which controls many of your body’s basic functions, including metabolism. If your thyroid produces too little of the hormones (hypothyroidism), it can slow your metabolism and weight loss abilities.
Metabolic syndrome is a group of conditions that occur at the same time. These conditions include type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, and excess fat (specifically around the waistline). If you have several of these conditions, you’re at a greater risk of developing metabolic syndrome.
Dr. McElroy offers a complete metabolic reset program to boost your metabolism. The entire program is 12 weeks long and can lead to substantial weight loss without exercise. Depending on your current weight, Dr. McElroy’s individualized metabolic reset program can result in up to 20-30 pounds of weight loss.
As a functional medicine specialist, Dr. McElroy prioritizes the doctor-patient relationship. She offers weekly telehealth sessions to check in, answer any questions, and support your weight loss goals.
To learn more about Dr. McElroy’s metabolic reset program for weight loss, call Aging Gracefully or schedule an appointment online today.