Difficulty maintaining or achieving an ideal body weight is an increasingly common complaint.
We are led to believe that a healthy weight is a simple case of calories in vs. calories out and exercise. However, even when we seem to be doing everything right on paper, sometimes the kilos just won’t budge.
With functional medicine we strive to find the root cause of why you are having difficulty achieving ideal weight. Our genes are involved in regulation of energy expenditure, appetite and fat metabolism, all of which play an important role in weight regulation.
In fact 40% to 80% of the variance in body weight is due to genetic factors. This helps to explain why not everyone gains or loses weight while following the same diet.