Weight Loss

The Metabolism Correction Program is designed to address the causes of excess weight resulting in being overweight and /or obesity. The metabolism itself is the sum of all chemical reactions occurring in the human body at any given time.

Dangers of Weight Loss Drugs in the Overweight


The use of weight loss drugs in general is the wrong approach to take when seeking weight loss. Weight loss drugs have not been embraced by most physicians as sales figures from the latest released weight loss drugs reveal. Weight loss drugs do not correct the medical condition of obesity. At best a 5-10% weight [...]

Dangers of Weight Loss Drugs in the Overweight2017-09-12T22:00:37+00:00

Weight Loss is Not about Calories


If weight loss were about too much food or too little physical activity, then the cure would be simple. We could count calories and make sure we expend more than we intake. Except, that scenario has been overplayed again and again and again. At this point in time it is actually surprising that people continue [...]

Weight Loss is Not about Calories2017-09-10T22:00:53+00:00

A Review of Weight Loss Clinics


Obesity affects every family in the United States. Patients often attempt weight loss multiple times on their own prior to seeking help. The research is consistent and robust when it comes to weight loss failure. Excess weight and obesity are medical conditions requiring medical treatment and physician supervision.   In this article, we will try [...]

A Review of Weight Loss Clinics2017-09-08T22:00:44+00:00

Topamax Warning


Obesity continues to be the preeminent health issue of our time. In this article, we will bring to light important information in regards to the medication known as Topamax. Topamax is used mainly as an anticonvulsant drug to prevent seizures by blocking neuronal voltage-dependent sodium channels, enhancing GABA(A) activity, antagonizing AMPA/kainite glutamate receptors, and weakly [...]

Topamax Warning2017-09-06T22:00:36+00:00

Phendimetrazine Warning


Obesity continues to be a serious medical condition that is affecting more than a third of the U.S population. Unfortunately, most of the weight loss clinics continue to use the wrong methods for treating obesity. In this article, we will discuss one of the weight loss medications that is often used in weight loss clinics. [...]

Phendimetrazine Warning2017-09-05T22:00:06+00:00

How Obesity Can Harm Your Marriage


Spouses are quick to point out weight gain when it occurs. Obesity affects marriages negatively. Spouses may not be able to participate in family activities requiring exertion (especially with the young kids). Obesity causes a decline and often avoidance of intimacy. Obesity causes low self-esteem and can foster an environment with increased arguments.   Studies [...]

How Obesity Can Harm Your Marriage2017-09-03T22:00:24+00:00

What Happens to your Thyroid Hormone after Weight Loss


The relationship between obesity and thyroid hormone is important. It is well known that low thyroid hormone levels can be the cause of obesity (however, not the only cause) and it is one of the most commonly checked laboratory studies in obese patients.   What happens to the thyroid hormone profile after weight loss has [...]

What Happens to your Thyroid Hormone after Weight Loss2017-09-02T22:00:44+00:00

I Want to Lose Weight Quickly!!!


Weight can be lost in two ways. Unintentional weight loss is also referred to as involuntary or unintended weight loss and intentional weight loss which is achieved when knowingly attempting to lose weight.   The proper way to intentionally lose weight is to correct your metabolism. Addressing a sick metabolism allows your body to dispose [...]

I Want to Lose Weight Quickly!!!2017-08-29T22:00:37+00:00

The Reason Weight Loss Plateaus Occur


Have you attempted to lose weight in the past? Despite your best efforts at the table or in the gym did your weight loss stop? Did you become discouraged and quit after seeing the number on the scale go unchanged for weeks because of the plateau in your weight loss?   This article will address [...]

The Reason Weight Loss Plateaus Occur2017-08-25T22:00:55+00:00

What if You Knew Your Metabolism?


What if you knew what was driving your metabolism? What if you didn’t have to be in the passenger seat anymore? What if you controlled the destination and ultimately how you look?   These are the most common questions patients contemplate in isolation. They often know that there is something missing when they attempt a [...]

What if You Knew Your Metabolism?2017-08-22T22:00:26+00:00

Sarcopenic Obesity


The presence of excess fat is a risk factor for the gradual decline in muscle mass. When excess fat and decreased muscle mass (sarcopenia) occur simultaneously this is referred to as sarcopenic obesity.1 The concerning finding amongst this population is that a triad of obesity, sarcopenia, and osteoporosis appear to occur together due to age-related [...]

Sarcopenic Obesity2017-08-20T22:00:35+00:00

The Testosterone – Diabetes Association


It is well documented in the literature that low levels of testosterone are a risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes, obesity with a predominance of visceral fat (abdominal fat), insulin resistance, and elevated blood glucose levels.   In fact, the presence of low testosterone is predictive for the development of type 2 [...]

The Testosterone – Diabetes Association2017-08-19T22:00:17+00:00

Why You Should Choose The Metabolism Clinic for Weight Loss


Obesity is a national problem affecting every family in the United States. Obesity is not just extra pounds of fat or excess weight but it is a significant metabolic condition. It affects your health in many different ways and it is associated with other metabolic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart [...]

Why You Should Choose The Metabolism Clinic for Weight Loss2017-08-16T22:00:08+00:00

Gastric Banding


Gastric Banding: A Weight Loss Procedure that can Ruin Your Life Gastric banding is used for weight loss. The surgeon places a band around the upper part of your stomach to create a small pouch to hold food, in an effort to reduce the size of the stomach.   The gastric band consists of a [...]

Gastric Banding2017-08-15T22:00:39+00:00

Nothing is working, I cannot lose weight


I have tried it all. I have tried appetite suppressants, meal replacements, calorie counting, exercise regimens, different diets, and nothing is working. I cannot lose any weight.   Does that sound familiar to you? We hear these sentiments daily at The Metabolism Clinic.   Almost all our patients seek the clinic out after they have [...]

Nothing is working, I cannot lose weight2017-08-10T22:00:20+00:00

The End of Obesity


Have you ever dreamt of the day when you would find this headline in your morning news? A group of a scientists has found the treatment of obesity. All you should do is to take this pill and you will lose the weight.   Have you wondered why with all of the recent advancements in [...]

The End of Obesity2017-08-08T22:00:02+00:00

Perceptions of the Obese


There is a pervasive stigma and discrimination toward people that are overweight and obese. These attitudes pose significant consequences to the psychological and physical health of people struggling with their weight. Obese individuals are blamed for their weight. Numerous studies have documented this by confirming the weight-based stereotypes that overweight and obese individuals are lazy, [...]

Perceptions of the Obese2017-07-30T16:13:31+00:00

Medical Warning HCG Diet


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are taking action against the use of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) drug products that are marketed for weight loss. The FDA and FTC have issued seven joint warning letters to firms marketing HCG products as a method for weight loss. HCG clinics are [...]

Medical Warning HCG Diet2017-07-29T16:38:58+00:00

Medical Warning: Weight Loss Clinics


The purpose of this article is to inform patients of “typical weight loss clinics”. Here we will consider a typical weight loss clinic as any clinic that uses weight loss drugs and/or weight loss injections as their approach to weight loss.   This article is intended to reach as many people as possible that are [...]

Medical Warning: Weight Loss Clinics2017-07-28T16:33:30+00:00

Starvation Mode Explained


The phrase “Starvation Mode” is thrown around often when people are attempting to lose weight but most of the time people have no idea what it means. Starvation mode is a slowing of the metabolism in response to a decreased amount of energy consumption also known as calorie restriction. Typical weight loss strategies that employ [...]

Starvation Mode Explained2017-07-26T14:14:57+00:00

Do Not Take Your Weight Lightly


Excess weight and obesity are not medical conditions that you can afford to take lightly. Obesity is not a chronic medical condition that you should overlook. Obesity is not a disease; it is a symptom. It is your body showing you that there is something wrong with your metabolism and your overall health. You can [...]

Do Not Take Your Weight Lightly2017-07-25T14:00:01+00:00

Increased Intestinal Permeability causes Obesity


The gastrointestinal tract is the organ system that digests and absorbs contents from food. It consists primarily of the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine with other organs such as the pancreas, liver, and gallbladder also playing key roles in the digestive process. From the lower esophageal sphincter to the anus, the gastrointestinal [...]

Increased Intestinal Permeability causes Obesity2017-07-24T13:55:36+00:00

Normal Weight with Central Obesity: A Dangerous Combination


Obesity is a serious medical condition. The prevalence has reached 37% of adults ages 20 and over. The number of people that are overweight is now greater than 70% of adults ages 20 and over. 1 According to the CDC, an estimated 112,000 deaths per year are associated with obesity. Obesity puts individuals at risk [...]

Normal Weight with Central Obesity: A Dangerous Combination2017-07-22T13:41:50+00:00

Gastric Bypass Surgery: The Modern-Day Lobotomy


In 1935 the first lobotomy was performed as a means of curing psychiatric disorders. It was believed that a pair of 8 cm steel spikes attached to a wooden handle could “re-circuit” the faulty circuits in the brain causing disordered thinking and behavior. The surgeons during this time would drill a pair of holes into [...]

Gastric Bypass Surgery: The Modern-Day Lobotomy2017-07-20T13:32:30+00:00

White Adipose Tissue vs. Brown Adipose Tissue


There are two kinds of fat cells (adipose tissue) found in humans. They are referred to as white adipose tissue (WAT) and brown adipose tissue (BAT). Brown adipose tissue is primarily found in newborns. It is characterized by many mitochondria (cell’s energy production site). The numerous mitochondria within these fat cells provides the brown color [...]

White Adipose Tissue vs. Brown Adipose Tissue2017-07-19T13:30:52+00:00

Obesity Isn’t Just About How You Look


The most common reason people want to lose weight is because of how they look. They are more concerned about the size of their abdomen or thighs when in actuality this should be the least of your worries. Obesity accelerates the aging process by causing premature death due to the increased prevalence of life threatening [...]

Obesity Isn’t Just About How You Look2017-07-18T13:29:21+00:00

Why Aren’t You Losing Weight?


You’ve been committed to a new diet for weeks. You’re exercising almost every day. You’re proud of how consistent you have been during this time. Yet week after week of weighing yourself the scale barely seems to budge. What’s going on? If this sounds like you the good news is you’re not alone. Study after [...]

Why Aren’t You Losing Weight?2017-07-17T13:27:42+00:00

When is the best time to start your weight loss program


At The Metabolism Clinic, we get this question a lot from our patients. When is the best time to start my weight loss program? Should I start is now? Should I wait after the holidays? What do in need to prepare before I start?   First of all our weight loss program is setting the [...]

When is the best time to start your weight loss program2017-07-15T22:00:12+00:00

Are you frustrated about your weight?


Are you unhappy about your weight but at the same time you are very frustrated because nothing is working when you attempt to lose weight. You are not alone. Based on Gallup's annual Health and Healthcare survey, 51% of adults in America want to lose weight and 25% of them are actively trying. (1) Have [...]

Are you frustrated about your weight?2017-07-14T22:00:55+00:00

Why Are There So Many Diet Plans


There are many diet plans available on the market: Zone Diet, South Beach Diet, Paleo Diet, DASH Diet, Mediterranean Diet, Mind Diet, Flexitarian Diet, TLC Diet, Volumetrics Diet, Ornish Diet, The Engine 2 Diet, Slim-Fast Diet, Abs Diet, Macrobiotic Diet, Medifast Diet, Supercharged Hormone Diet, Acid Alkaline Diet, Fast Diet, Body Reset Diet, Dukan Diet, [...]

Why Are There So Many Diet Plans2017-07-13T22:00:37+00:00

My Kids are Overweight. I Need Help!!!


The percentage of children with obesity in the United States has more than tripled since the 1970s. (1) Today, about one in five school-aged children (ages 6–19) is now obese. (1) Childhood obesity places children at a significantly higher risk of developing chronic metabolic diseases such as Diabetes, Hypertension, and High Cholesterol and at younger [...]

My Kids are Overweight. I Need Help!!!2017-07-12T22:00:13+00:00

Saxenda for Weight Loss?


Liraglutide is a long-acting glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist, binding to the same receptors as does the endogenous metabolic hormone GLP-1 that stimulates insulin secretion. Marketed under the brand name Victoza, it is an injectable drug developed by Novo Nordisk for the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes. In 2015, Novo Nordisk began marketing a separate strength in the U.S. and Europe under the brand name Saxenda; as a treatment for adults who are overweight or [...]

Saxenda for Weight Loss?2017-07-10T22:00:57+00:00