Adding to Weight Loss Confusion

Adding to Weight Loss Confusion

I just read an article that proclaimed scientists have discovered “something” in the blood of overweight people that isn’t there for those who are not overweight.  Apparently, it prevents overweight people from ever losing weight “even when they do everything right.”  Snacking, stress eating, food addictions, binging, willpower, and other eating patterns have nothing to do with their overweight, or so they say.

Several paragraphs later, we get the big reveal – the “something” is C-Reactive Protein (CRP), which, in excess, may indicate inflammation, common to overweight people. CRP is a normal part of our blood and can be measured to see if we have excess amounts, indicating internal inflammation.  The article, however, dramatically blames this for total inability to lose weight.

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Is Hype Stealing Your Progress?

Is Hype Stealing Your Progress?

Trying to reboot your health?  Not making the progress you expected?

If you’re going by all the hype from ads, you’ve been set up to fail!

Let’s look at a couple reasons that might be frustrating you and how to change that.

If you already have a plan, and you’re following the steps, but still frustrated, maybe you’re just comparing your progress to others. Your starting point is unique to you. Your metabolism, health, current food choices and activity level are crucial factors.

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