Because there are many reasons why people’s weight has gotten out of control, Diet Doc doctors work closely with each patient to uncover issues, such as stress-induced weight gain, prior to recommending the weight loss strategy that will work best
Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/15/2015 -- When making the decision to lose excess weight, Diet Doc advises all of their patients to first speak with their doctor to identify the real reason for weight gain. A review of the system should be done to uncover cellular toxicity, internal imbalances and improperly functioning organs, as well as a thorough review of health conditions and prescription medications. This enables the doctor to get to the root of the problem and address any underlying issues, such as stress-induced weight gain, that may have been previously overlooked and may be causing weight gain or prohibiting weight loss. At Diet Doc, new patients consult face-to-face during a private online interview, which enables the doctor to get to know the patient prior to recommending diet plans that may include prescription diet products for the safest, fastest and most effective weight loss possible.
There are various reasons why one may find their weight getting out of control, including stress-induced weight gain. Unwanted weight gain due to stress may be due to increased energy consumption, decreased energy expenditure, or a combination of both. For many women, stress increases the desire for calorically dense, high sugar/high fat content foods, also known as "comfort foods". Studies suggest that the intake of these "comfort foods" during or after stress may serve as a protective mechanism to help people cope with the stressor at hand. But, because both chronic stress and increased consumption of high energy diets are associated with obesity, it is important to understand how these two factors interact to regulate energy homeostasis and metabolic dysfunction.
The physiological response of stress in the body is a complex cascade of the release of hormones and neurotransmitters which can directly impede the body's ability to lose weight. Even those who consume a healthy diet and engage in regular exercise, may find that stress is influencing their weight. And, unless these stressful triggers are addressed and the body's stress response of hormones and neurotransmitters are modified, dieters may find weight loss very difficult.
Stress, and the fatigue caused by stress, occur in very predictable patterns and three distinct phases. Phase 1 of the stress response is called "Alarm Phase" and occurs when the body produces excessive amounts of the hormones adrenaline and noradrenaline. During this phase, people may feel overwhelmed with too much to do and not enough time to do it. This phase can also interrupt sleep patterns, as well as concentration and acuity level, with energy levels being inconsistent throughout the day. Food choices tend to be rushed and poor. Sugar and caffeine are often very common choices.
Phase 2 of the stress response is called "Resistance Phase" and occurs when the body produces excessive amounts of the hormone cortisol, causing extreme fatigue in the afternoon. As a result of the increased cortisol production, the body may tend to store fat in the belly, hips, and thighs. Emotional eating is very common in this phase.
The final stage of the stress response is called "Exhaustion Phase." In this phase, adrenal insufficiency has begun to occur. The body finds it difficult to produce adequate amounts of adrenal hormones, neurotransmitters in the brain become imbalanced and people may feel constantly tired and overwhelmed. Overeating is very common and weight loss becomes extremely difficult as the severity of the stress response progresses.
Americans have slowly transformed from the "hunter-gatherer" period to the current environment of high energy consumption, minimal physical activity and a busy lifestyle that includes stress and anxiety, making it all the more important to work with a diet plan which understands stress-induced weight gain and how stress can sabotage weight loss efforts. Diet Doc is a medical weight loss treatment program, developed after decades of scientific and nutritional research, combined with the most modern medical understanding. Their staff of doctors, nurses and certified nutritionists specialize in the art and science of safe, comfortable and fast weight loss and invite those who have been unsuccessful in the past to call today.
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Diet Doc Weight Loss is the nation's leader in medical, weight loss offering a full line of prescription medication, doctor, nurse and nutritional coaching support. For over a decade, Diet Doc has produced a sophisticated, doctor designed weight loss program that addresses each individual specific health need to promote fast, safe and long term weight loss.
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