Why can't Ι lose weight? We have the scientific answer!
Why can't I lose weight no matter what I do? Why am I gaining weight while dieting? These are the key questions that concern many women and men and they rarely get satisfactory answers!
If you wonder why you cannot lose weight while you are on diet, if you are gaining weight that doesn’t let you enjoy your body, if you did all the possible and improbable diets but ended up again at ... zero, the time has come to tackle the problem literally at its root! And its root is in a complex organ, which is called the "intestinal microbiome".
What is the intestinal microbiome?
It is also called the "second brain", it is considered a separate organ, much more important, perhaps even than the skin, and it exists ... within us! The gut microbiome is constituted by all these precious microbes and fungi that live in our gastrointestinal tract and they are formed from the moment we are born since the first bacteria in our gut come from our own mother. The intestinal microbiome has not been studied so extensively, but current studies indicate that it is implicated in many health problems.
How does the gut microbiome affect weight loss?
When we consume food, our gastrointestinal system breaks it down into smaller organic fragments. Only very small fragments are absorbed into the bloodstream. The rest is eliminated by the body as "waste". In other words, the body does not absorb all the calories we eat. Gastrointestinal bacteria play a key role in the breakdown of food. Some of them have the ability to break down food into these very small fragments that are digested, add calories to us, and tend to increase our weight. Scientists have discovered that if we have a lot of such bacteria in our gut it is more difficult to lose weight.
For example, scientists transferred bacteria from the intestinal microbiome of two mice, one obese and one lean, to a third that has no microorganisms living in it (germ-free mice). The bacteria of the obese mouse led the germ-free mouse to gain weight while the germ-free mouse which received bacteria of the lean one maintained its weight. Of course, the research was not limited to mice but the researchers tested this hypothesis in humans where they showed the same results.
What should I do to lose weight?
Since the changes in the composition and function of the intestinal microbiome affect weight loss and the appearance of metabolic diseases that are associated with obesity, with the control of the intestinal microbiome and its functions we can apply therapeutic interventions to treat these diseases! Dietary changes and the right supplements can "unblock" weight loss and finally give you the body of your dreams. The procedure is very simple and Diagnostiki Athinon is a pioneer in it. It is the first laboratory in Greece that applies the EnteroScan® Obesity test (Obesity & Metabolic Diseases) and gives key answers and solutions to patients suffering from the following conditions:
- Inability to control body weight
- Metabolic syndrome
- Type 2 diabetes
- Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
The test is done on a stool sample, without pain and effort even if you are not in Greece and it can change your life! So do not hesitate! Call now at 210-7777654, book your appointment and the team of Diagnostiki Athinon will be by your side!