Just having Type 2 diabetes is a good reason to think of weight loss strategies because less weight often translates into making diabetes control easier. So why is this diagnosis associated with such apparent difficulty in losing weight?

Just being overweight seems to encourage hormones in our body to promote weight gain. These hormones make it even harder for us to lose weight. It is an adaptive phenomenon that happens because our body’s are made to conserves energy.

We have a remarkable ability to conserve weight at any price. Even when we try to lose weight, our metabolism will counteract our efforts.

Losing weight requires a great deal of patience and dedication. Short-term fixes using the latest diet fad has not been shown to work well in the long-term in most people. This is why the various choices of diet plan, weight loss medication and bariatric surgery require the utmost care and consideration.