This week Marchelle and I wanted to talk about something that happens ALL THE TIME in a weight loss journey. And that is the dreaded weight regain.
Our patients will come into us feeling so ashamed, and they’re asking themselves How in the Hell Did this Happen? I thought I had it under control. I was doing so well! But now I’ve gained a bunch back and it feels SO HARD to get back on track again.
A lot of times this happens after a vacation, or after the holidays, or after something happens in life, like stress at work, going through a separation or divorce, or the illness of someone you care about. And then of course, Covid did a number on ALL OF US.
Believe us, we get it! Tune in to today’s podcast so you can stop beating yourself up, and get yourself back on track quickly!
4:12 Obesity is a disease. It's not a disease like pneumonia, where you get a diagnosis, take some antibiotics and then it's cured. It's actually not curable like pneumonia. So you can’t diet it away.
16:28 Our social norms are against us keeping this disease under control. Unlike many other cultures where it’s easier, in our society it takes a lot of work to eat wholesome nourishing food. It takes planning, grocery shopping, and a willingness to chop vegetables and prepare protein. Most of us still do not understand at all what it means to cook and prepare real food.
20:37 Most people slip up and gain all their weight back because they don't understand all of the obstacles that are in their way. They don't understand that they have a disease, a disease that is chronic and progressive and relapsing and it takes vigilance to keep under control.