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Why isn’t the scale moving in the right direction?

Losing weight takes effort, consistency and dedication. Remember that it takes burning 3,500 calories to lose just one pound.

Why am I losing inches vs. weight?

So, what happens when you are compliant with following your diet program and you can see that you are losing inches, your clothes are looser, but the scale isn’t budging.

Losing weight involves a process called lipolysis. With caloric restriction, the body breaks down stored fats and uses them for energy when there is a deficit of calories.

Your scale does not know the difference between fat and water. As your fat cells go through lipolysis they will shed water which temporarily increases the number on the scale.

Often the reason you notice inches going down rather than pounds is because your body composition is changing. Although a pound of fat and a pound of muscle weigh the same, muscle is denser and takes up less space than fat and will result in a loss of inches without a big change in the scale.

The scale is also influenced by many other factors such as hormonal shifts that can cause temporary weight gain, hydration status that can falsely inflate weight, sodium consumption that will lead to weight increase, and the status of your regularity with normal bowel movements. For these reasons try not to be discouraged and continue to follow your program, stay the course and the scale will follow.

The programs at Red Mountain Weight Loss are designed to produce safe, reliable and measured results. Different from other weight loss programs, RM3® is our patented medication that features a unique blend of ingredients known to accelerate weight loss and promote rapid fat burning by attacking the unhealthy fat. It also helps boost the immune system, stabilize insulin levels, increase metabolism, enhance energy levels and much more.

Schedule an appointment with one of our medical providers and begin your journey and see the number on your scale go down very quickly.

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Dr. Suzanne Bentz is the Founder & Chief Medical Officer of Red Mountain Weight Loss. Dr. Bentz has practiced medicine for more than 30 years, pursuing a lifelong passion of helping patients lose weight. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine, and strongly believes that a physician is most qualified to help patients achieve safe and healthy weight loss. Dr. Bentz is a proud graduate of Texas Christian University, where she studied nutrition/health science. She received her Medical degree in 1991 from the University of North Texas Health Science Center.