Dr. Fain's Best Take on Weight Loss

Jim Fain

Posted on January 11 2023

Mother Nature has given us an automatic way of protecting ourselves during winter and difficult times; we put on extra weight. We don’t need it when Spring bursts forth.

Weight loss (and gain) is based upon many ingrained characteristics. We all have a base metabolic rate, which is different from anyone else. Some folks have an engine that constantly raves high while others barely putter along. Our age has to do with fat stores, as does whether we are male or female. The effect of the hormones produced by the thyroid gland can make the difference between being skinny as a rail, or no matter how hard you try, weight just won't come off. Therefore an all natural thyroid support product can do wonders. Medicines can cause weight gain so if you can shift to a natural supplement then do so. If you reach for a can of Betty Crocker frosting when you get emotionally upset (comfort food) that can make you a two-ton Tessie/Tom too. Perhaps using Saffron, CBD or L-5HTP will help with nervousness or mood and is in order. To make it all the more frustrating we all have "set points", which the body comes to and then stubbornly refuses to budge down. That's when doing a natural cleanse can be good.

Most people aren't overweight, they are overfat. A football player can be overweight even without much fat. A guy needs at least 4-6% body fat to stay healthy while a woman needs at least 10-14%. So now we talk about muscle mass. Muscle weighs more than fat. So someone who is well muscled, like the football player, could be over weight according to height/weight/age/gender scales. Body mass indexing is a good way to measure progress while the bathroom scale isn't.

Weight loss is complicated. Your weight shouldn't be based upon pictures in magazines or societal pressure but upon your acceptance of yourself and how you want to be along with medical need. Bottom line is you have to burn more than you take in. Find a food plan you can get into and stick with, one that won't make you feel deprived. I like the South Beach or the Mediterranean food plans. Exercise at least three times a week, aerobics is best for weight loss. Use supplements in combination such as Garcinia cambogia or C.L.A. and trust the many herbals that help with insulin levels. Something new to try along with a low glycemic food plan (check out You can still eat well and not feel deprived.

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