Have you ever had the experience of being hungry even though you know you shouldn’t be? For many of my patients, this is very discouraging and a major obstacle in successfully losing weight. The regulation of hunger is a complicated and interesting process in the human body. Our systems are designed to have hunger stay “on” unless something happens to turn it off.
I met a patient recently who made an appointment because she was concerned about her BMI (body mass index). As she pushed up her sleeve so I could take her blood pressure, I was impressed with her biceps. “Nice guns”, I said. “You think so? I work out with a trainer,” was her reply.
I ask my patients not to weigh themselves while they are working with me. Why? I’m going to lay out a hypothetical scenario as way of explanation. “Diane” has been doing really well eating healthier food, getting to bed on time each night, and taking a quick walk during her lunch at work every day.
I get a lot of questions about the InBody 570 and body composition analysis: what it is, how it works, why the InBody 570 is superior to other available tests, who might benefit from being tested, if it is accurate, how often one should be measured, and what you need to do to be measured.
I grew up, like many of us, thinking my body essentially worked like a math equation. It was said that a pound of fat is made up of 3500 calories, and so to lose a pound of fat, all I had to do was make sure my intake of calories was less than what I burned doing activities every day (i.e.,