Video Q&A: Why is it so difficult to lose weight?

Mon, Dec 18, 2017
1:30pm to 2:00pm CT

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Dr. Andres Acosta talks about why losing weight can be so difficult and options available to help overcome weight loss barriers.

Learn more about:

  • Genetic and biological factors that affect weight loss
  • Non-surgical and wellness options to help patients overcome weight loss barriers

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I have tried to lose weight for years and it seems impossible l think it is sometimes even the good foods you eat you can also gain weight and l know of course it’s medicines but really don’t know where these come from or what’s in them. You go to the store and you know you should have low sodium no fructose and they mark on the labels they have none or reduced and it actually three times or more what they say is in it. They really don’t want to comply and now that there is more health store popping up they have to keep in competition or they will lose money. So what is a good way to lose weight? I have seen so many who have surgery and you can only eat a certain amount and so many restrictions it’s unbearable. And when I ask my doctors will this medicine may me gain weight, I find out it will so that’s why l sat medicine and if you have a medical issues that you can’t do much exercise and I know you can do as little as 10min a day but does that really do anything? I know it hard when you get older but he happens to young children. Now I am hearing more about farmers markets and that you to be a hit long ago. I guess that is the best way to.go. Are their any other better answers?

From my experience @techy is since I cut down on my carbs. Eating less bread etc. pasta. I will make spaghetti squash for my sauce now and of course cut down on my portions. I will watch my carbs and cutting down on my portions has helped me a great deal losing weight. I have lost it slowly because I don’t exercise very much.

What can be done to treat binge eating disorder (BED), and what is the best way to lose weight gained during this disorder?

@desirea

From my experience @techy is since I cut down on my carbs. Eating less bread etc. pasta. I will make spaghetti squash for my sauce now and of course cut down on my portions. I will watch my carbs and cutting down on my portions has helped me a great deal losing weight. I have lost it slowly because I don’t exercise very much.

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Thank you so much. I will have to start on that as soon as possible because Christmas is right here so I will go and get a smaller platform with the sections and I think that will help me with portion sizes and it night I will get up and snacks of course sweet snacks but I have some yogurt but not Greek yogurt I really don’t care for the taste. And I have been drinking at least 48ozs of water a day. And l think I have fluid on my legs but maybe it can also be not walking as much but I definitely like what you said it encourages me that it can be done with motivation, change of habits and it doesn’t come off right away.

@techi

I have tried to lose weight for years and it seems impossible l think it is sometimes even the good foods you eat you can also gain weight and l know of course it’s medicines but really don’t know where these come from or what’s in them. You go to the store and you know you should have low sodium no fructose and they mark on the labels they have none or reduced and it actually three times or more what they say is in it. They really don’t want to comply and now that there is more health store popping up they have to keep in competition or they will lose money. So what is a good way to lose weight? I have seen so many who have surgery and you can only eat a certain amount and so many restrictions it’s unbearable. And when I ask my doctors will this medicine may me gain weight, I find out it will so that’s why l sat medicine and if you have a medical issues that you can’t do much exercise and I know you can do as little as 10min a day but does that really do anything? I know it hard when you get older but he happens to young children. Now I am hearing more about farmers markets and that you to be a hit long ago. I guess that is the best way to.go. Are their any other better answers?

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Labels on processed foods can be very misleading. Number one rule: look at the SERVING SIZE FIRST. This can be a real shocker.
The second rule: AVOID foods that are processed and therefore need labels.
Third rule: ingredients are listed in order of the percentage amount. If sugar or fat is in the first 4 or so ingredients, do not buy it.
Good luck with that. These rules are my opinion only, but this is how I lost and have kept off 40 pounds after 11 years.

Have you tried OA (Overeaters Anonymous)?

Hi @fessmom @contentandwell @lcamino @2011panc @rosemarya @newme327 @ldsuz @debra3 @debdip @narva @pattib @alexandrah @lizstrause @carlw @ellenmartin @iman_im,

I’d like to invite you to join us today, Dec. 18 at 1:30 p.m. CT for a live Video Q&A with Drs. Andres Acosta and Barham Abu Dayyeh as they talk live about why losing weight can be so difficult and the options available to help overcome weight loss barriers.
Simply click View & Reply in the email notification to see all the details and to sign-up.

Drs. Acosta and Abu Dayyeh will answer questions live. Feel free to post your questions below, before or during the broadcast.
You can participate in the Video Q&A on Connect by returning to this page; the video will be shown at the top of the page.

@kanaazpereira

Hi @fessmom @contentandwell @lcamino @2011panc @rosemarya @newme327 @ldsuz @debra3 @debdip @narva @pattib @alexandrah @lizstrause @carlw @ellenmartin @iman_im,

I’d like to invite you to join us today, Dec. 18 at 1:30 p.m. CT for a live Video Q&A with Drs. Andres Acosta and Barham Abu Dayyeh as they talk live about why losing weight can be so difficult and the options available to help overcome weight loss barriers.
Simply click View & Reply in the email notification to see all the details and to sign-up.

Drs. Acosta and Abu Dayyeh will answer questions live. Feel free to post your questions below, before or during the broadcast.
You can participate in the Video Q&A on Connect by returning to this page; the video will be shown at the top of the page.

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Thank you, @kanaazpereira for the reminder! I would also like to welcome and to invite the following new members that I recently met: @gizem16, @maisie89, @glinda.
I just signed up. If you are interested it is really easy to sign-up. Click on the sign-up at top of this page.
Rosemary

Many of us feel that certain medication make it more difficult to lose weight and to control our weight. Do you have any thoughts or advice for us?
Rosemary

@marlaxyz

Have you tried OA (Overeaters Anonymous)?

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I haven’t, but I have heard of them; seems like they could be helpful. In my case, the BED is secondary to other medical issues, so I’m hoping treating these might help the BED. Thank you for your comment 🙂

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Hi,
I have a few more questions for the Drs. as I was thinking about the topic…

1) How does hypothyroidism affect efforts to lose weight?

2) I’ve read that dieting doesn’t work, especially in the long run. Is this true? If so, what is a healthier and more sustainable alternative?

3) Is there any merit in counting calories/restricting calories, or is this not a healthy approach?

Thank you; I really look forward to the Q&A.

I’m unfortunately not able to see the video at all 🙁 Maybe there is a technical issue

From a Mayo Clinic Connect member: How does one lose weight gained during BED – Binge Eating Disorder? Are there any treatments for BED?

Where do unhealthy food cravings come from? And how can we control them?

Hello,
Technical issues prevented me from watching the video. Can you please make the video available, perhaps through YouTube? I really wanted to see it!
Thank you!
-Brenda

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