New Book Explores How to Improve Weight Loss Results Which Are Complicated By Physical, Mental Issues

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Dr. Myo Nwe’s “Fat Me Not” looks at physical and mental disabilities, and how some treatments may counteract efforts at weight loss. A new book from Dr. Myo Nwe examines how many diets often fail, in part because of complications with other conditions that are not fully taken into account.

“Fat Me Not” also looks at specific treatments, including patients who are treated with steroids, often used as muscle pain reliever with weight gain as a common side effect. Food allergies, sleep disorders and thyroid issues are also covered in her book.

Treatments for both physical and mental disabilities can sometimes counteract weight loss efforts, according to Dr. Nwe, an obesity medicine specialist and co-founder of the Ace Medical Weight Loss Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Her new book, “Fat Me Not,” is available in coming holidays.

Dr. Nwe has treated thousand of clients with obesity and obesity-related conditions, and personally counsels a growing number through her efforts at the Ace Center.

She reminds readers in her book that many common medications used to treat mental illness like depression and anxiety can directly effect a patient’s body weight.

“Many times when a patient isn’t in a balanced frame of mind,” Dr. Nwe writes, “they simply aren’t able to take care of themselves in a way that can truly help them lose weight.”

Dr. Nwe covers several ways those with physical and mental disabilities can continue to slim down while maintaining their treatment, all with clear instructions on balancing the concerns of each condition.

“Fat Me Not” also looks at specific treatments, including patients who are treated with steroids, often used as muscle pain reliever with weight gain as a common side effect. Food allergies, sleep disorders and thyroid issues are also covered in her book.

“As doctors we have to remember to treat the patient as a whole,” Dr. Nwe explains, “to always look at the big picture. Even great doctors can sometimes only see what falls into their narrow speciality. It’s just human nature.”

“People trying to lose weight need a plan that factors in everything,” she adds.

Nwe’s book hopes to reconcile that frequent disconnect, examining weight loss across a broad range of complicating lifestyle issues. Living with stress or even nursing a newborn, she says, are elements that may require appropriate adjustments to a patient’s weight loss strategy.

Dr. Nwe is a board-certified obesity medicine specialist who has appeared in several TV and radio segments promoting healthier lifestyles and more educated decision-making in terms of diet and lifestyle.

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