Tag Archives | Weight Loss

How to Fix Your Hormones and Lose Weight

“I’ve hit a stubborn weight-loss plateau,” writes this week’s house call, “even though I seem to be doing everything right, like eating the right foods and exercising. How can I overcome that obstacle?” I’ve discussed different reasons for weight-loss resistance in past blogs. Many obstacles have nothing to do with what you eat or how […]

8 Ways Nutrient Deficiencies Cause Weight Loss Resistance

“Dr. Hyman, I’ve eliminated toxic foods, I exercise every day, and overall I live a healthy lifestyle, yet I haven’t been able to get anywhere near my goal weight,” writes this week’s house call. “What gives?” I understand how frustrating this can become, especially when you feel like you’ve tried everything. You made a conscious […]

The 7 Ways to Fix a Slow Metabolism

“No matter what I do, I can’t seem to lose weight,” writes this week’s house call, who is also an Eat Fat, Get Thin challenge participant. “I think I’m cursed with a slow metabolism.” I hear this often among patients, and the good news is that no, you’re not cursed and yes, you can fix […]

How to Fix Your Gut Bacteria and Lose Weight

“I read somewhere that a high-fat diet can damage your gut bacteria and promote weight gain,” writes this week’s house call. “Should I be concerned if I’m eating a high-fat diet?” It is true that what you eat can affect your gut bacteria, for better and for worse, and changes in your gut bacteria or […]

The 3 Steps to a Successful Sugar Detox

If you are overweight, there’s a very good chance that you are a food addict. Let me stop right there and tell you that I’m not blaming you. You are not gluttonous, nor weak-willed, nor any other self-recriminating belief you may have about yourself and your relationship to food. Your hormones, taste buds, and brain […]

7 Reasons You Need to Detox!

Millions of us, over half the population, suffer from FLC Syndrome. That’s when you Feel Like Crap. Sometimes it’s annoying little symptoms such as achy joints or muscles, brain fog, fatigue, headaches, allergies or gas, or more serious problems such as autoimmune diseases, migraines, asthma, acne, irritable bowel, reflux, arthritis or worse. A detox could […]

The Easiest Thing You Can Do for Weight Loss and Longevity

I had a patient not too long ago who struggled to lose weight. A quick look at her food journal revealed why. To save calories, she skipped breakfast and simply sipped on coffee or one of those “skinny lattes” that actually contain a good bit of sugar. She’s not alone. “I hate breakfast,” many patients […]

Why I am a Pegan – or Paleo-Vegan – and Why You Should Be Too!

As a doctor, it is my job to figure out the best way to keep my patients healthy. We now know that food is medicine, perhaps the most powerful drug on the planet with the power to cause or cure most disease.  If food is more than just calories, if food is information that controls […]

Why Diet and Exercise Are Not the Key to Weight Loss and Health

What if getting healthy had very little to do with obsessing over what you eat or worrying about how much you exercise? What if you could make weight loss and health automatic? In fact, research shows that is the best way to lose weight and get healthy. You can design a life where health and […]

5 Reasons Most Diets Fail (and How To Succeed)

The average person gains 11 pounds for every diet they go on. Even worse, when they lose weight, they lose muscle and fat. When they regain weight, they gain back all fat. And since muscle burns seven times as many calories as fat, their metabolism is slower than when they started the diet. The cruel […]

The Key to Automatic Weight Loss!

Why Are We Fat? Is It Gluttony, or Is Your Fat Actually Hungry? What if everything you ever learned about weight loss was wrong? What if losing weight has nothing to do with calories—counting them or cutting them out by sheer willpower? What if, in fact, most health professionals (including doctors and dietitians), our own […]

Top 10 Food Lies That Keep Us Sick and Fat, Part 2

The Next Five Food Lies Last blog I exposed the first five of the top ten food lies that keep us sick and fat: All calories are created equal, just eat less and exercise more Don’t lose weight too fast, or you’ll gain it all back All you need is more willpower to lose weight […]