3 new studies show that weight loss is not just about diet and exercise

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“All you have to do is eat less and move more.”

Not only is this categorically wrong, but it’s extremely frustrating to hear – especially from your doctor. Unfortunately, your doctor shares very old concepts with you. It takes an estimated 17 years for discoveries from scientific research to reach your doctor and change his or her medical advice. Talk show hosts and internet searches also often learn incorrect or outdated information.

The problem is that even trusted sources such as medical journals often spread bad information. The New England Journal of Medicine reported that “false and scientifically unsupported beliefs about obesity are pervasive” in our medical journals.

Ideally, you would find the answers for yourself by studying the 500,000 scientific articles that are published on the subject and about 100 new ones that are published every day. However, this is a daunting task and not one that many of you will take on. Dr. Whit Roberts of Health Utah offers an alternative. “You can turn to experts who have made it their life study to gather the hundreds of thousands of pages of research or more likely to the doctors who follow these experts.” Roberts, one of these doctors, tells us that there are some fascinating facts that you have probably never heard that can set in motion or keep your weight loss efforts on track. Here are just three of them.

3 new studies show that weight loss is not just about diet and exercise
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By this time you have probably heard of intermittent fasting. What you have not heard of is chronobiology or the study of how the rhythms of the sun, moon, and season affect the mental, physical, and emotional cycles of our bodies. That study won the researchers the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2017. Roberts explains that their research has led to our refined understanding of the most effective form of intermittent fasting. Roberts says it matters when you fast, not just how long you fast.

Apparently, the old adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day is actually true, despite millions of Americans skipping it. Among the many things you will learn as a weight loss patient at Health Utah is why it is important to eat breakfast. Roberts explains that calories eaten in the morning are treated differently by the body than calories eaten at night.

In the morning, your body prepares for the need for clear energy by converting your food into glycogen, a short-term energy storage molecule. To achieve this, your body burns the hated fat deposits. However, it is a completely different story in the evening. The body prepares for a restful, restorative night’s sleep. Calories eaten for dinner or in the evening are more often stored as fat, a long-term energy storage molecule. “The take-home message,” says Roberts, “is to skip dinner is far more effective than skipping breakfast to lose weight. All other things being equal, you will lose weight more fasting in the evening than in the morning.”

3 new studies show that weight loss is not just about diet and exercise
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Another weight loss truth straight from scientific literature is that bad bacteria in your gut cause weight gain. One of Robert’s patients learned this the hard way. Tory, a 43-year-old woman, went to Health Utah after she suddenly started gaining weight. She gained 40 pounds within six months despite being on a diet. She went to the doctor and had her hormones and thyroid tested. They were fine. She even hired a personal trainer. Nothing she did seemed to make a difference. She just kept putting on weight.

At Health Utah, Roberts conducted a thorough study, including evaluating her medical history and tests. He learned that she had been given two courses of antibiotics for a severe sinusitis prior to the weight gain. Those antibiotics had wiped out a good deal of her good and bad bacteria. As the bacterial colonies grew back, the bad ones gained more ground as she ingested sodas and sugary treats, which they mostly cared about.

Tory underwent a course of treatment at Health Utah, lost 45 pounds, experienced a large increase in energy and experienced a dramatic decrease in her lifelong anxiety. Now, Tory is a big proponent of Health Utah and the therapies and healing modalities offered there.

3 new studies show that weight loss is not just about diet and exercise
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The third science-based weight loss fact that Roberts shares shocks almost everyone who hears it. Chicken is more fatty than beef. Yes, you and I have been fooled. It has been shown that eating only one chicken breast every 10 days can cause significant weight gain, as shown in more than one study. No wonder so many are struggling with weight loss as they force their diet-approved chicken breasts down every day.

Health Utah helps you cut through such misinformation, industry-oriented propaganda and popular myths. This article touches on just a few of these. Roberts has developed his proprietary weight loss protocols over the course of his 25 years of practice incorporating evidence-based weight loss methods. If you are struggling with stubborn weight, it may just be that his scientific approach to identifying and correcting the underlying causes of your stubborn weight is right for you.

Roberts is quick to explain that such stubborn weight can be caused by a much greater variety of conditions outside the scope of this article. These can include toxins, insomnia, infection, allergies, hormone imbalances, candida, emotional problems, liver and gallbladder dysfunction and many more. He and his staff identify and address all of these potential underlying conditions with their weight loss protocols. “Testing is the key to discovering if there are potential underlying issues that are making your weight loss so difficult,” Roberts says.

Health consultations in Utah include same-day testing. Call 801-810-CARE (2273) or visit Health Utah today to schedule your weight loss consultation and introduction to a unique weight loss method with Dr. Roberts.

If your boyfriend also wants a consultation, mention this article and you can schedule the second appointment at no extra cost. That equates to a saving of $ 59.

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