Are You Healthy Enough To Lose Weight?

Obesity rates in the US have had some staggering numbers in the last 10 – 15 years and the US actually captured the title of ‘the most obese country in the world’ back in 2007 (recently surpassed only by Australia)!  These facts and ‘awards’ are nothing to be proud of but they do point toward the epidemic of obesity and prevalence of weight related health issues in the US.Apple

While it is obvious that we are eating too much as a Nation and too much of the wrong foods as well, there is ample data showing that people are also signing up to try and  lose weight.  It’s also safe to say that the US has a plethora of weight loss methodologies, programs, professionals and opinions about the subject. Just  go to and plug in ‘money spent on weight loss programs in the USA today’  and watch the dollar counter steadily and rapidly rise in front of your eyes–I had to stop watching at the ‘65 million dollars spent mark’ just so I could get on with my day, but the dollar counter continued to soar swiftly upward without hesitation and didn’t seem to have a plan for stopping any time soon.

Even though you may not be obese, defined as Body Mass Index at 30 or greater, you might relate to being overweight, having 10, 15 or 20+ pounds to lose.  You may also relate to having tried very hard a number of times to lose weight.  Maybe you’ve signed up for various programs or have even been supervised medically or established a weight loss group among your friends.  And even with all of that, the extra weight just doesn’t stay off let alone come off at all for some of you.  The question we all need to be asking is WHY?

Has anyone explained to you that in order to lose extra weight, that weight that really isn’t you, your body and its chemistry has to be functioning optimally. In other words, you have to be healthy first in order to successfully lose weight! There are so many reasons for one’s inability to lose weight despite diligent effort:  from insulin resistance and leptin resistance to undiscovered food intolerances, mounting toxic burdens or intestinal infections.  Maybe your genetics is tipping the scales in the wrong direction for you starting with a bias in your taste system or maybe your liver enzyme chemistry isn’t as efficient as your neighbor’s.  There are many reasons why your valiant attempts to lose weight are experienced as futile and it’s not because you aren’t trying.  If you know that you have tried and your weight isn’t budging then you need to work with someone who will search among the many reasons for your weight loss resistance and find what is limiting you.

As a Certified Nutritionist I work to find ‘weight loss limiters’ and the greatest success with weight loss resistance occurs when a client realizes that getting their body’s chemistry healthy first is key to achieving their weight loss goals.

About Sheila Wagner PT, CN, BCHN

Sheila’s cutting edge ability to uncover hidden source(s) of health issues when no one else has is the first piece to her step wise approach in solving your persistent health complaints.

+Sheila Wagner is the ultimate expert assisting people nationwide to finally fix their health through 1:1 consults, group programs, lectures and classes.

Opinions & Feedback:

  1. What a great article on health and weight loss, Sheila, you’re totally speaking my language. Health is not just about being slim and muscular on the outside, it’s about what’s going on at the molecular level inside. Stress whether it be physical, emotional, or mental affects body chemistry responsible for optimal metabolic health. You’re invited to read more at…

    • Thanks Suzanna–I read your article too and am right there with you on all of that foundational biochemistry. That biochem level is so important to get functioning optimally! Thanks for your input!

  2. I’ve recently started a blog, the information you provide on this site has helped me tremendously. Thank you for all of your time & work.

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