Being overweight has a broad influence on your overall health because fat cells actively release hormones that regulate your metabolism and communicate with organs throughout your body. These biochemical imbalances increase your risk of developing chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.
People who are overweight also have double the risk of sleep apnea. If you’re pregnant and overweight, you have a higher chance of developing preeclampsia and gestational diabetes.
If you’ve struggled to lose weight and can’t reach your goal, it’s important to know that successful weight loss often requires more than diet and exercise. Many different factors affect your ability to lose weight, including your genetics, food sensitivities, lifestyle factors, gut health, and hormone imbalances.
Here are just a few examples of the ways your body hinders weight loss:
Dr. Perrin works with you to determine what has prevented you from reaching your weight loss goal. She explores your health and lifestyle, including other diets you may have tried, and takes into account environmental or emotional concerns that affect your eating habits.
Before developing a diet customized for your goals and lifestyle, Dr. Perrin determines whether you have nutritional or hormone imbalances that work against weight loss.
Dr. Perrin uses an advanced device, the InBody 720, to accurately assess your body composition. This system provides detailed information about your lean body mass, body fat mass, and percent of body fat, to name just a few of the in-depth measurements. Dr. Perrin uses this information to customize your weight loss plan.
You have access to diverse types of diets at PerrinMD because the goal is to make sure the plan works for you. The hCG and low-level ketogenic diet are just two possibilities offered by Dr. Perrin. She also specializes in helping you lose weight during significant times in life: