(if you answer yes to 3 or more of these, you most likely have metabolic syndrome)
Is your fasting blood sugar 100 or greater?
Is your fasting insulin greater than 15?
Are your triglycerides greater than 150?
Is your triglyceride:HDL ratio greater than 3:1?
Are your HDLs less than 50 (woman) 40 (man)?
Is your waist measurement greater than 35 (woman) or 40 (men)?
Is your waist:hip ratio greater than 0.08 (woman) or 1.0 (man)?
Is your body fat percentage greater than 37% (woman) or 29% (man)?
2. Are you "stressed-out"?
This can be confirmed by taking our stress questionnaire, an adrenal salivary stress index test and/or looking at your DHEA-sulfate and testosterone levels.
3. Do you have a depressed metabolic rate?
This is either tested via the Tanita Segmental, BIA machine, or the HealthyTech or MedTech BMR analyzer. Confounding data includes chronic yo-yo dieting.
4. Have you been diagnosed with hypothyroidism by a health care practitioner through lab testing?
5. Have you failed on 3 or more diets in the past?
6. Do you have cravings that are extremely difficult to control?
7. Do you have a familial problem with obesity?
8. Do you get 7 hours or less of sleep two or more nights a week?
9. Have you ever suspected or been diagnosed with food allergies?
10. Are you exercising ineffectively?
(Any yes answer below is a yes answer to this question)
Are you exercising 2 times or less per week?
Are you only doing cardiovascular exercise?
Are you combining cardio with strength training in the same session?
11. Do you have any bad habits that continue to affect your weight loss success?
If you answered yes to even ONE of the above questions, you have identified factors that can contribute to difficulty losing weight and especially losing fat and maintaining/increasing active muscle tissue.
If you have answered yes to 3 or more you are moderately weight loss resistant (WLR), and if you have answered yes to 4 or more, you are very weight loss resistant. This means that you must address your weight loss resistance and correct the problems to ensure that you will have a successful long-term weight management.