How to Break a Weight Loss Plateau

Many of us have started a weight loss journey, only to find a roadblock in our path. A weight-loss plateau occurs when a previously successful weight loss plan stops working and weight loss stalls. This setback can feel so frustrating that many people start to lose progress and return to unhealthy patterns. 

What Causes a Weight Loss Plateau?

People often believe that a weight loss plateau is caused by your metabolism or your diet. While these play a role, weight loss plateaus occur because of a combination of mental, physical, and emotional factors. The body’s weight loss can change based on a changing metabolism, physical or emotional stress, disease, chronic conditions, and hormonal factors. A weight-loss plateau can occur when a person begins to feel frustrated with the slowing progress of their initial weight loss results. Although normal, this is also frustrating, and people frequently have trouble maintaining their plans when they do not see results. 

How to Break a Weight Loss Plateau

Dr. Cutler and his team will review all the factors that may have you in a weight loss slump. While traditional medicine tends to view weight loss as an entirely physical process, a naturopathic physician knows that the mind and body also play critical roles in successful weight loss. Dr. Cutler may examine different aspects of your life, including:

  • Any vitamin or key nutrient deficiencies
  • Excessive or unhealthy levels of stress
  • Overall diet and lifestyle factors
  • Type and amount of physical activity
  • Mental attitudes regarding weight loss
  • Genetic factors
  • Sleep habits
  • Exposure to toxins

All of these factors can plan a role in a weight loss plateau, and Dr. Cutler will treat them using holistic approaches such as natural supplements and developing a healthy lifestyle plan to break through the plateau. This will usually involve a clinical nutrition plan, which has been tailored to your needs.

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Why Does Naturopathic Medicine Work for Weight Loss Plateaus?

With holistic treatment that addresses the physical and mental roadblocks that keep weight loss from moving forward, you can get past your weight loss plateau. While traditional medicine takes the view that only the number of calories matters, naturopathic medicine recognizes that the body will burn fewer calories while in a state of imbalance, distress, or nutrient deficiencies. We seek to treat all of these causes to bring about a healthier lifestyle that promotes natural weight loss. 

What Will My Treatment Plan Involve?

At the heart of most weight management plans is a clinical nutrition plan that provides you with exactly the nutrition you need and any ingredients that testing shows you should avoid. We will also work with you to develop a healthy exercise plan that improves your metabolism and reduces stress levels. If poor sleep has affected your weight, we will develop a sleep health program for getting better sleep without medications.

Take the Next Step

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Doug Cutler and his team of expert naturopathic providers to learn more about how to break a weight loss plateau. Call us at (248) 663-0165 today! Cutler Integrative Medicine is dedicated to your health and well-being. 

Cutler Integrative Medicine is a premier award-winning wellness clinic that provides patients with unparalleled individualized naturopathic healthcare. Dr. Doug Cutler is a nationally renowned expert in Naturopathic medicine and has the highest training in his field, as well as in Environmental Medicine, IV Nutrient Therapy, and Detoxification. His ClubIV™ is one of the most extensive IV Nutrient Clinics in the country.

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