The Wellness Revolution Podcast with Amber Shaw

TWR 163: Mastering Your Middle Ground: Finding Sustainable Weight Loss with Dr. Jessie Hehmeyer

Are you tired of yo-yo dieting and feeling like you’re not making progress toward your health goals? Dr. Jessie Hehmeyer joins Amber on the podcast to discuss the importance of finding your middle ground and cultivating confidence to make sustainable changes. As a functional medicine practitioner, Dr. H has extensive experience helping patients address weight loss resistance, digestion issues, and hormone imbalances.

Dr. H emphasizes the all-or-nothing approach to weight loss is not effective long term, and encourages people to focus on finding their middle ground. She guides her clients through the process of creating a vision for their future selves and taking action in service of that intention. By building good habits, sustainable weight loss becomes a byproduct of a healthier lifestyle.

In the episode, Dr. H breaks down the three most common root causes of weight loss resistance: elevated inflammation, suboptimal insulin sensitivity, and clogged detox pathways. She provides practical tips for reducing inflammation such as consuming whole foods, adding cruciferous vegetables and anti-inflammatory supplements to your diet, and reducing alcohol and fried food intake.

Dr. H’s approach is grounded in the belief that cultivating confidence is a journey that takes time, and that being guided can be beneficial. By focusing on building habits and reducing inflammation, she helps patients achieve sustained weight loss and improved overall health.

If you’re struggling with weight loss or looking to make sustainable changes to your health, this episode is a must-listen. Dr. Hehmeyer’s expert insights provide listeners with actionable steps toward achieving their vision of vitality. Don’t miss out on this insightful information-packed conversation.

Key Highlights:

  • Mastering your middle ground starts by getting clear on the what and why of your goals
  • Creating Your Vision of Vitality is a tool used by Dr. H to help clients step into their confidence
  • Relying on external factors like the number on the scale is not sustainable and only raises the bar
  • Ask yourself what your why is and what not achieving it is costing you
  • Understand the cost of your current reality to motivate change
  • The three most common reasons for weight loss resistance
  • Tips for reducing inflammation naturally
  • Setting yourself up for blood sugar stability is key to achieving sustainable weight loss
  • Antioxidants, including the body’s most potent antioxidant glutathione, are essential for overall health


  • “The diet paradigm is so broken and so when people start to get, ‘it’s not me it’s you,’ it’s really transformative.”
  • “Losing weight is not a goal, it’s a side effect.”

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