Why Do I Have Difficulties in Losing Weight in Vacaville, CA

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If you want to lose weight, you might think it's easy just as long as you move more and be mindful of your eating habits. Eating less calories will also help you lose weight over time. However, even if some people do move more and eat less, they don't get the results that they wanted. In fact, those who are on a strict diet and exercise regimen aren't losing any weight at all. So, why is that?

Chiropractors in Vacaville know there are several factors to take into consideration for weight loss apart from the usual diet and exercise. These factors can vary in every individual and if these aren't incorporated into their lifestyle, then losing weight might be a tougher job than they expected. In this article, you will read more information about losing weight and why it isn't working out for you. And through this, you will be more aware of the next steps that you'll be taking especially on what you need to do to start seeing the results that you wanted.

Reasons why you're having trouble in Vacaville


There's no way of running away from the genes that you were born into. According to scientists, genes can determine a person's body weight and can make it a bit challenging for anyone trying to make some attempts in changing their weight especially in a fairly narrow gene-determined range. Even though most scientists agree that genes do play a significant role, some also think that it is not the sole determining factor. With that mind, you should think about why some people can lose hundreds of pounds and maintain that new lower weight for years.

Overeating and undereating can produce variations in weight gain and loss. For example, if you eat 1,000 calories per day, then 100 to 700 of it are being stored per day. Resistance to fat gain is explained by an increase in Thermic Effect of Food (TEF), Nonexercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT), and energy expenditure.


This one is a bit complicated to explain. The thought is, the body has a set point for its bodyweight, which makes any attempts to alter your current body weight be difficult since it will provoke compensations to counter such attempts.

Here's an example: People who incorporated exercise into their daily routine as an attempt to lose weight are getting frustrated with their slow progress on weight loss. Research shows that when people start exercising daily, they sometimes increase their food intake and reduce their physical activity for the remainder of the day. This is also similar to people who are on a low-calorie diet since their body compensates for its low-energy intake by reducing Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR).

If you're constantly undereating, then you're decreasing your body's TEF, RMR, NEAT, satiety hormones, and energy cost of movement due to weight loss, while your hunger hormones continue to increase. In other words, undereating can cause compensatory metabolic and behavioral responses that work together to fight against weight loss.

On the other hand, overeating can increase thermogenesis (heat production) because the muscles and other cells increase fat oxidation and energy expenditure. Unfortunately, thermogenesis can't increase enough to offset overeating. The body is more capable of protecting against starvation than gluttony.


The neuroendocrine system (brain, hormones, and central nervous system) plays an important role in regulating hunger and satiety. Eating can release hundreds of hormones from the brain, gut, liver, pancreas, and other organs, which sends out signals that influence feelings of hunger and satiety. These signals can vary from person-to-person and those with a higher sensitivity to these signals can easily turn off their hunger, thus making them eat less and avoid weight gain.

Some people believe that eating high-fat diets can benefit appetite control since fat is the weakest macronutrient at producing satiety and increasing oxidation. High-fat diets can reduce muscle and liver glycogen, which can create a loss to water molecules that are stored with glycogen. Water loss is the reason why rapid weight loss can happen during the early stages of this diet.

Now that you've got some understanding of how certain factors affect weight loss, it's time to apply them and see how it works out for you. For more weight loss tips, you can get some personal assessment through Dr. Alex Tam of Vacaville. You can get in touch with him by visiting his Vacaville weight loss center so it's best to make an appointment as soon as possible.


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Vacaville Weight Loss
1490 Alamo Drive Suite A
Vacaville, CA 95687
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