Sustainable weight loss: the science-backed way to achieve it

Jun 26, 2024, 8:55 AM | Updated: Jul 2, 2024, 11:24 am

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This article about weight loss success is sponsored by Health Utah


By taking a different approach to weight loss, Health Utah works with patients in a holistic way to achieve long-lasting results. In one remarkable case, Debbie managed to lose 200 lbs in 2-years, in spite of her family history with obesity.

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Debbie before. Photo courtesy of Health Utah

“To be honest, when Debbie came to the clinic, I was worried,” explained Dr. Roberts, DC. “At barely 5’ 2” she weighed 360 lbs. The weight wasn’t my concern, I had helped many, even heavier people, lose weight and regain their lives back. But Debbie was different. The problem of obesity in her family went back generations. As far back as she was aware, everyone struggled with weight – so much so that no one in her family had lived past the age of 57. They had all suffered heart attacks.”

Dr. Roberts was asked why he was worried. His reply wasn’t what I expected to hear. I had expected him to be worried about a genetic cause for her obesity, a family trait so strong that no dieting could help her. Instead he said that his main concern was the years of self deprecation and self doubt that she had certainly experienced. He was concerned that she didn’t really believe she could lose the weight after years of trying and failing.

Although there are 97 genetic markers that have been linked to obesity, the reality is that if a person had all 97, they would only have an average increase in BMI of 2.7%. In most cases that wouldn’t even raise your BMI 1 point. It’s insignificant. In fact, the FTO gene, the gene most closely associated with obesity, is responsible for only a .34% difference in people’s weight.

“It’s true”, explained Roberts, “that someone with these genes might have to work a harder to maintain optimal weight. But the bigger issue is breaking the habits associated with failure and self-doubt. People like Debbie have beat themselves up for so many years that they often don’t feel they are capable, worthy or important enough to make the effort.”

The sad reality is that oftentimes weight gain is not the fault of the individual even though that’s where doctors most often lay the blame. 

The main causes of obesity

The two main causes of obesity are actually the food industry and your poor physical and mental health. So perhaps the best approach to weight loss is to address those two things. That’s exactly what Dr. Roberts and his team at Health Utah do.

With Debbie, weight wasn’t the only problem. She was in extreme pain with fibromyalgia and neuropathy. She had very severe insomnia. In fact, she rated her energy a 1 on a scale of 1 to 10. She was exhausted all the time. She also struggled with knee and low back pain, depression, diarrhea and was prediabetic. Her immune system was shot. The year before coming to the clinic, she had pneumonia 3 times. She basically felt terrible all the time.

The first step at Health Utah is to evaluate any possible pathophysiological causes. There are many such causes. Some of the most common are insulin resistance, hypoglycemia, leptin resistance, autoimmune disease, thyroid disorder, food sensitivities and adrenal fatigue.  Dr Roberts and his team of doctors and other health professionals will evaluate your particular case with a variety of possible tools such as their proprietary health survey, an extensive review of your health history, blood tests, and a body scan.

Debbie had tried for years to lose weight but had never addressed the health issues underlying her stubborn weight. During a 12-week intensive program, Dr. Roberts and his team worked with Debbie to resolve the health issues preventing her effective weight loss. The program included some dietary changes but absolutely no calorie counting. It included some supplementation to help restore homeostasis to her systems and balance of her hormones. She benefited from weekly coaching sessions that addressed life skills, nutritional counseling and accountability. A variety of therapies were prescribed to speed up weight loss, engage her subconscious mind and flush toxins.


Of course Debbie didn’t lose 200 in 12 weeks. Following the intensive program, she followed up with the team at Health Utah on a regular basis during the 2 years it took to lose the weight. She particularly liked a form of hypnotherapy that is performed at Health Utah which helped her keep focused on her journey back to optimal health and weight.

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Debbie after. Photo courtesy of Health Utah

Health Utah’s approach is extremely unique among the industry. Designed to give you the health, balance, knowledge, skills and habits you need to lose the weight and sustain the weight loss indefinitely. There is nothing like it anywhere.

The first step is to take the proprietary health survey, get the body scan and have a consultation with Dr. Roberts. They have made it very affordable and easy to do. It is just $59 for all of this. In fact, they encourage you to bring a friend or partner with you at no additional cost. The appointment will take around 90 minutes but the time is so worth it. The insights you will gain in regard to your health are very valuable. Just call 801-609-3478 and tell them you read the article or visit our website to schedule your appointment.

Disclaimer: The information provided should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, and those seeking personal medical advice should consult with a licensed physician. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health provider regarding a medical condition.

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