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Weight loss resistance defined

People who are Weight loss resistant have developed metabolic imbalance that makes losing weight and maintaining healthy weight almost impossible, despite your best efforts to eat less and exercise more.

In my practice, I have developed a system that corrects these imbalances and helps those with Weight Loss Resistance overcome it. Keep reading to learn more about them.

At we use a Ten Step Elements approach to overcome the systemic imbalances associated weight loss resistance.

  1. Hormonal imbalance (Female and Male Hormones including thyroid dysfunction)
  2. Adrenal imbalance (chronic stress/Adrenal Fatigue)
  3. Systemic inflammation
  4. Insulin Resistance
  5. Neurotransmitter imbalance
  6. Digestive imbalance
  7. Toxicity
  8. Nerve System Stress
  9. Metabolic Conditioning
  10. NeuroMetabolic Eating Guidelines


FAD DIETS DONT WORK | Weight Loss ResistanceDid you know a donut and a chicken breast have the same number of calories? The old way of thinking about food would have us believe whether you eat donuts or chicken breasts all day it really doesn’t matter, simply eat less and you’ll lose weight.

This is the old calorie-in calorie-out approach. This simplistic approach to body change ignores the hormonal impact of food. Food is more than just calories, but also provides chemical information for the body.

Every time you eat your body releases hormonal signaling molecules that will determine whether you burn fat or store it, feel hungry or full, have cravings for junk food, or feel more or less motivated to exercise. Choosing a donut or a chicken breast has direct influence on energy level, focus, how much you will eat at your next meal and whether or not you’ll develop cravings or not. Focusing on low calorie diets while ignoring the hormonal impact of food is a costly mistake and the reason countless dieters fail to attain real body change. The Metabolic Effect approach to diet helps you understand the biochemistry of food so it works for you, not against you.

Food & Fitness

Diet and exercise are intimately connected. Low calorie diets and excessive exercise programs confuse the body and often result in muscle loss instead of fat loss. Food and fitness combine synergistically. At the Naperville Institute For NeuroMetabolic Solutions we can work hand in hand with your personal trainers.

Lifestyle Sleep & Stress

Lifestyle, Sleep and Stress - Weight Loss Resistance | Dr. Hagmeyer

How many calories does sleep have? What about stress? These may seem like silly questions, but you don’t have to be an expert to know these lifestyle factors impact what you eat, how you feel, and the likelihood of you exercising today or not.

The fact is weight loss experts continue to push a calorie-centered approach to body change and ignore key lifestyle elements that impact hormones and fat gain.

Dr Hagmeyer takes a Different approach by also targeting key hormones (Thyroid, Adrenal, Cortisol, DHEA, Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, Growth Hormone, Insulin- Blood sugar) that control energy, food cravings, hunger, Brain function, Neurotransmitters and mood.

This creates the perfect scenario for fat loss allowing calorie reduction and hormone balance. Avoid the calorie-counting trap only trap, and turn weight loss into fat loss with a food, fitness and Nutrition approach. If you have failed in the past, Its because your approach only focused on certain elements and missed the hormonal component.

Click the button below to Schedule a Free 15 Minute Weight Loss Questionnaire Consult, Find out whether you’d be a good candidate for our program.