Why Does The Fat Come Back? An RN Talks The Science & The Solution

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“Why does the fat come back?”  We want to know! It seems like any diet that works is short lived. We stray even slightly, and bam! The weight piles right back on–sometimes more than when we started.   Thankfully, Angela Muller, RN, BSN, RNC, was willing to explain the science of why we quickly regain the weight we lost  in simple terms, along with a program approach that she and other over-40 women will find effective in stopping the “fat come back” syndrome. Here’s what she told us…

Angela’s Research on “Why Does The Fat Come Back?”

As a registered nurse, I’ve worked for over 20 years in operating rooms, fertility clinics and as a school nurse. My hospital patients all had one thing in common: they were all in a season of dis-ease or lack of ease. 

What was the root of their dis-ease or illness? Why do some people get sick and others don’t? This question led me to research and I began a new mission to teach others how to prevent sickness and lead a healthier life. My search started with the healthcare system, our food industry, the pharmaceutical industry and doctors who treat their patients through integrative or naturopathic medicine. What I found was that even though there are many outside factors that may effect our health negatively, we can change our lifestyle habits resulting in positive outcomes.

Let’s take food, for instance. Our fast-paced lives leave us less time for healthy, home-cooked meals. Fast food restaurants tempt us to pick up a pizza on the way home, grab fried chicken on the way to soccer practice, or buy a hot dog from the concession stand at the big game. These restaurants use processed foods, artificial ingredients, food coloring, preservatives, additives, saturated fats, and many other toxins. 

Our body’s main goal is to protect the vital organs from these toxins so it creates a process to pull them away from the brain, lungs, intestines, heart & kidneys. It produces fat cells to encompass the toxins and deposit the fat farthest away, like the waistline, thighs, hips, and buttocks. I envision the fat as bubble wrap engulfing the “bad guys!” Eventually, we find ourselves overweight, and possibly pre-diabetic, joint pain, high blood pressure and depression. 

The Real Reason Fad Diets Don’t Work

Then the search is on for the latest fad diet. The problem with fad diets is even though we lose the weight, we tend to put it back on. Why? Because we didn’t get rid of the toxins, we just made them more concentrated.


This results in a rebound effect: gaining the fat cells back to protect the vital organs. If we don’t get rid of the toxins, we’ll continue to keep the weight. We might even start to feel:

chronic fatigue





sleep problems

joint pain

mood swings

blood sugar issues


skin problems

poor concentration


And so much more!

These are all symptoms of toxin overload. Toxins produce inflammation, and inflammation is the beginning of all dis-ease and illness. 

Recommended Long-Term Weight Loss Strategy

So how can we begin to repair the body? I swear by a 30-day, easy-to-follow detox program that can help the body reverse, prevent, and heal. The weight loss is a happy consequence of detoxing, all without drinking a concoction of lemon, cayenne pepper and apple cider vinegar. 

My favorite approach? The Arbonne “30 Days to Healthy Living Program.” It’s an effective way to detox by eliminating foods that can cause inflammation and replacing them with unprocessed foods, fruits, vegetables and alkaline-forming nutrition. The products are vegan-certified, non-GMO certified, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and whey-free. Everything is formulated without artificial colors, sweeteners or flavors, and high fructose corn syrup. Lastly, the products are Kosher-certified. 

The formulators of the nutrition line have already done the ingredient research for me, so I know I’m getting the very best nutrition that is pure, safe, and beneficial. The program provides participants a private Facebook page that offers daily coaching, encouragement, and accountability. You’ll find nutritional products, along with recipes, meal plans, and grocery lists. 

Once the 30 days are complete, you are instructed on how to introduce wheat, dairy, & soy back into your regimen. This will help you discover if you are sensitive to certain foods or if they cause bloating, headaches, joint pain or other symptoms of a food allergy. Participants are also offered a free maintenance program to help them continue to practice the habits learned. According to Dr. Maxwell Maltz, it takes 21 days to develop a habit. However, that habit must be repeated consistently in order for it to become a lifestyle. I have interviewed numerous personal fitness and nutrition trainers who agree that eating clean 80% of the time helps to maintain weight loss. For example, if you eat 10 meals, 8 of those meals should be healthy & non-processed. 

The average weight loss for a female participant is 8-10 pounds and 15 pounds for a male participant. When toxins are released, the body no longer needs to hold on to the fat cells. Participants report weight loss, loss of bloating and constipation, feeling more energetic, more clear-headed, lighter and healthier. Recently, I lost 8 pounds and was able to discontinue a medication (under my doctor’s supervision). I feel more confident, and my “muffin top” is gone. I feel great!

About The Author

angela-muller-rnAngela Muller, RN, BSN, RNC, coaches women through their detox journey and helps them improve physically, mentally and spiritually. You can contact her and learn more at www.GodsHealthyWay.com, or at http://angelamuller.arbonne.com. Be well!

7 comments on “Why Does The Fat Come Back? An RN Talks The Science & The Solution

  1. Fad diets can be so discouraging. I agree that a good detox does the body good. I will have to look more into the one you mentioned Sound like it may be just what I need to jumpstart the New Year!

  2. This is well timed, considering how much processed food is around during the holidays!! A good reminder (as I put away the cookie dough I was about to sneak a bite of). 😉

  3. I find what I eat affects how I feel such a huge amount.. . I do struggle to stick with healthy eating sometimes but I do think toxins has a big part to play in our wellbeing.

  4. That’s so interesting. I’m a massive emotional eater and the wrong foods cause me to have most of the symptoms you listed. I know the damage they cause but I still reach for the donut instead of the apple. That’s it, starting tomorrow it’s clean eating all the way. Well 80% at least.

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