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Inflammation And The Connection To Weight Gain

Deb Gutierrez Novemeber 2020

Healthy Aging Kuel Category Expert: Deb Gutierrez

Being overweight or resistant to fat loss is often a sign of Inflammation, not too many calories, especially if the weight has appeared after a stressful time in your life. MMM… like 2020!

Especially if you feel like it is VERY DIFFICULT to lose weight. Especially if you are experiencing burn out from yet another calorie-restricted diet, especially if you ingest inflammatory oils you are unaware of in your food. The body is sensitive and will react accordingly.

A Much Bigger Picture To Consider:

Overweight is often a sign of Inflammation not too many calories.”

There is a much bigger picture than the calories you consume. Overweight is often a sign of Inflammation not too many calories. More importantly, most of us want to be healthy and vibrant for years.

Two Types of Inflammation:

  1. Acute Inflammation is something that happens immediately in the body to fight and repair things like an injury or infection. 
  2. Chronic Inflammation is most likely going on in the body for a long time, and you most likely do not know it. It can exist in several places and ways in the body. 

A variety of Chronic Inflammation is associated with other medical conditions. Those with autoimmune conditions have higher states of InflammationConditions like: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn’s Disease, Hashimoto’s and other Thyroid Dysfunctions.*

When the immune system senses something is not right, is out of balance, or senses a foreign invader, Inflammation happens. The question is, do reactions cause Inflammation, or does chronic Inflammation create responses.

Common Causes And Or Reactions Of Inflammation:

  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Leaky Gut
  • Stress
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Brain Fog

Underlying Those Symptoms Is Another Layer:

  • Constipation
  • Migraines
  • Resistant Fat Loss
  • Hypertension
  • Blood Sugar Dysregulation (Insulin Resistance)
  • Joint Pain
  • Muscle Aches
  • Rosacea
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Poor Concentration
  • Small Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

5 Ways To Heal Chronic Inflammation

“discover what foods you are sensitive to”

  1. Remove Foods directly, causing a chronic burden and Inflammation in the body. Sugar, Dairy, Non-organic Foods, GMO’s, Industrial Seed Oils (Canola, Soybean, Safflower, Sunflower, Vegetable Oil), Simple Carbohydrates, and Processed Food.
  2. Moderate Intense Exercise decreases Inflammation and improves Immune Function.
  3. View stress differently by shifting your reactions and optimizing how you respond to perceived stressors.
  4. Discover what foods you are sensitive to and have adverse reactions too. Either through an elimination diet, self-experimentation using a Food Journal, or testing may be helpful.
  5. Supplementation – such as probiotics (not all treated equally – can’t get at the local store), fish oil, and resveratrol may help fight Inflammation. (Depending on the health of your gut). Proper supplementation is very bio-individual and may require guidance from a Functional Medical or Nutrition Practitioner. 

Getting To The Root Of Inflammation Is Key:

Most women I work with are frustrated with their bodies’ resistance to fat loss. Many times once we get to the root of Inflammation, not only does fat loss happen, but many of the other underlying symptoms vanish as well. Want to get to the root of your possible Inflammation? Reach out to me, and let’s see what we can discover together. 




I am a Certified Fitness, Nutrition, and Health practitioner and not a licensed healthcare professional, hence, the information provided on this site is not a replacement or substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or prescriptive treatment.

About the Author:

Deb Gutierrez is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Personal Trainer. Her transformational coaching method helps women take the “grind” and stress out of everyday life, ditch the chronic fatigue and anxiety, to be productive, feel incredible, and fulfilled. For her, Health and Fitness are at the cornerstone of what brings meaning to life. It is the process of pushing, pulling, moving, failing, and prevailing that equals feeling fully alive. She has been married for 30 years to her husband Jim, and they have a daughter and Identical twin sons. She loves speaking, creating, and working with other women to create and celebrate the life you deserve and desire.