For some people, weight loss seems pretty easy. Just a few weeks or months of counting calories, making healthy dietary choices, and getting active, and visible weight loss results.
For others, doing everything “right” in terms of diet and exercise may not seem to work. Sure, eating right and keeping moving improve your overall health — but if you’re not losing weight, you might start to feel frustrated, wondering what you’re doing wrong.
Even if you never “cheat” on your diet and exercise plan, factors within your unique body chemistry could make weight loss more of a challenge than usual for you. Board-certified integrative medicine specialist Dr. Anita Petruzzelli can help you learn more about your physical and dietary chemistry, making real weight loss more of a possibility.
One place to start? Looking at your potential food sensitivities to understand more about your dietary needs. Dr. Petruzzelli provides food sensitivity testing and other dietary tests that can help with your healthy weight loss journey from BodyLogicMD of Hartford in Glastonbury, Connecticut.
Food sensitivities and weight loss
Food sensitivities or food allergies cause your body to react to you trigger foods. You might be triggered by foods like wheat or dairy. When you eat these goods, inflammation spreads through your digestive tract, affecting your whole digestive system.
You might have a food intolerance or food sensitivity if you display symptoms like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal cramping or bloating, hives or anaphylaxis, joint pain, concentration problems, or headaches. Dr. Petruzzelli can help you learn more about the potential trigger foods that cause your discomfort.
In addition to causing uncomfortable symptoms like gas, bloating, and diarrhea, food sensitivities can impact your ability to lose weight. When your digestion is disrupted by bad reactions to trigger foods, weight loss can become increasingly difficult, no matter how much you work out or skip dessert.
Your body gets more calories than absorbable nutrients, throwing your metabolism out of balance. Without changes, you can’t activate your metabolism for weight loss results.
Medical weight loss support
Dr. Petruzzelli supports her new and existing patients through every step of their successful, healthy weight loss journey. If you’ve been trying to lose weight without satisfactory results, talk to Dr. Petruzzelli and her team about tests that can give you the information you need about your dietary requirements and sensitivities.
You could be able to benefit from tests including:
- Food sensitivity testing to look for allergies and sensitivities
- Genetic testing to learn more about hereditary factors that could influence your dietary needs or metabolism
- InBody scan, a technology that shows Dr. Petruzzelli more about your body’s fat and muscle composition and body fat percentage
- Resting metabolic testing to evaluate your metabolism speed
- SpectraCell micronutrient testing, to learn more about your vitamin and nutrient needs
- GI Effects® comprehensive stool profiling, giving you more information about your gut health
Once you know more about your internal digestive function and dietary needs, Dr. Petruzzelli can help you create a personalized weight loss plan that will work for you.
Let Dr. Petruzzelli and the team at BodyLogicMD of Hartford find the key to your healthy weight loss needs. Schedule your consultation appointment by calling now, or book with our online tool.