4 Pillars of Weight Gain: The Root Causes

Frustrated with your weight loss progress (or lack thereof)? You’re certainly not alone. Today, I’m sharing the 4 root causes of weight gain that we all experience, plus some tips to help you overcome each of them.

Why Obesity Isn’t a Choice: The Causes

Society has come a long way when it comes to body positivity, but there’s still a huge amount of stigma around being overweight, and even more so around being obese. Many people believe that obesity is a choice - it’s not.

Why GLP-1s Work for Weight Loss

Weight loss is more than just diet and exercise - it’s not entirely a battle of calories in, versus calories out. Our bodies often don’t want us to lose weight beyond a certain point, and so will drive our hormones out of wack to keep us feeling hungry. So, what can we do to overcome these hormones? 


Baked Zucchini Chips with Yogurt Dipping Sauce
This fun recipe is yummy enough for kids and delicious enough for adults. It’s perfect for a tray of scrumptious hors d’oeuvres or as a light vegetable side dish served individually or family style.
Italian Chicken Meatballs
If you’re craving spaghetti and meatballs, put these over some Palmini Angel Hair or Palmini Linguine and that’s a craving satisfied. Some people like smaller meat balls, Chef Lindsay likes them approaching gold ball size the way the Italians do. Feel free to add extra garlic powder if you like.
Coconut Thai Miso Salmon Soup
This recipe is for spice fans only since serrano peppers are up to five times hotter than their cousin, the jalapeño. This hearty dish hits the spot, with Thai-inspired flavors of coconut milk and fish.   
Glazed Miso Salmon
Miso makes everything taste richer and fills the house with delicious fragrances as it cooks. You can even marinate this overnight if you like stronger flavors.
Top 6 Fan Favorite Smoothie Recipes
We reached out to our community and asked them what their favorite way to make smoothies were, and we ended up receiving back a lot of great recipe ideas! Are looking to switch up your morning smoothie routine or need a unique idea to mix in some protein powder?
Nancy’s Kale Salad
When Dr. Nancy was single and working 60 hours a week, she lived on this salad, and she still loves it to this day. This high-fiber, high protein meal has just the right amount of fat to help you feel...
Chia Seed Pudding
This yummy breakfast can also be used as a healthy dessert. Chia seeds are an excellent source of healthy fats that leave you feeling full. Prepare in advance and it will keep in your fridge for a week in a sealed container.
Crispy Asparagus
This flavorful dish will work equally as well with spargel (the white German asparagus that’s in season in the spring) but will need to cook longer since those spears are thicker and woodier.
Banana Protein Pancakes
Here’s a quick and easy, high-protein, low-carb savory dish sure to satisfy even the most discerning sweet tooth or satisfy when carb cravings reach their peak.
Momon’s Chicken
Dr. Nancy’s mother Parvaneh is a brilliant cook famous for her incredible chicken dishes including this one. Chicken and dried fruit combine deliciously with the spices of saffron, turmeric and black pepper in this simple and elegant dish.
Yoram’s Baked Halibut
Dr. Nancy’s husband Yoram loves this one-pan dish as much for its ease of preparation as for its rich, moist, deliciousness and Mediterranean inspired flavors.  
Garlic Spinach & Leeks
As beloved as they are by the French, Italians and Germans, milder-than-onion, leeks are underutilized in American kitchens. Once you try this though, you’ll never want to prepare spinach without leeks again.