Weight Management – Weight Loss Plans
Weight loss can be a stubborn challenge for most people. There are numerous approaches and theories out there, but which one is best for you?
Most of us have tried diets like Weight Watchers, South Beach, Atkins, and many more. The truth is that there is no one-size fits-all dietary approach. Understanding that weight gain is not simply extra fat, it is stored energy is the first step. Energy is measured as calories and in order to lose weight we need to expend more calories than we take in. But again it is not just as simple as that, and we cannot just exercise our way out of a poor diet. Not all calories are created equally.
A lot of commercial food items have addictive properties and lead to more weight gain. It is not just about eating less and exercising more. In order to exercise your way out of a 20-ounce soda, you have to walk at least 4 miles to burn it off. With these addictive foods surrounding our daily lives, it is important to metabolically detox in order to reset your brain and lose weight.
Weight Management Using a Functional Medicine Approach
From a Functional Medicine perspective, we need to find the cause of weight gain or why you may have trouble losing weight. Some common reasons may include:
- Dietary patterns
- Insufficient exercise
- Increased and continuous Stress
- Lack of adequate Sleep
- Hormone Imbalances
- Sugar Control
- Nutrient Absorption
Weight Management Helps With Common Ailments
By creating balanced meal plans, weight loss is possible. Finding the right combination of whole foods that will allow you to detox and heal can truly energize your wellness. In addition, there are positive side effects to cleaning up your diet and losing weight. A number of common aliments are reduced, if not eliminated, by changing your diet and losing weight such as :
- Fatigue, Brain fog, Joint pain, Muscle pain
- Headaches, Migraines, Congestion, Allergies
- Sinus issues, Post nasal drip, Digestive issues, Acid Reflux
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Autoimmune disease
Weight Management - The Right Way
Did you know that the iTunes app store has more than 40,000 fitness and health apps, including calorie counting apps, fitness trackers, heart rate monitors, run loggers and sleep trackers? Many men and women struggling with weight management will consider any weight loss gimmick, diet or exercise plan.
There are many diets and fitness plans that promise amazing results but fail to deliver on that promise. This is because the key to effective weight management is balanced nutrition. When you provide the body with the nutrients it needs, you will not only stay satiated longer, but your will also rev up your metabolism and improve your overall health and wellness.
Our holistic nutritionist partners with you throughout your journey, guiding you how to change your view of food, holding you accountable to the changes you have agreed to make and offering advice on healthy cooking methods, portion control and label reading. Our nutritionist acts as your coach and counsels you throughout your weight loss journey.
Some foods that can help with weight management include apples, blueberries, avocados, almonds, spinach, cinnamon, and olive oil.
Getting Started With Managing Your Weight
At Rose Wellness Center, we are dedicated to helping you lead a fulfilling lifestyle. Our board-certified nutritionist, Elizabeth McMillan, MS, CNS, will create an individualized weight loss plan just for you. This will be a lifestyle plan, since weight control is a lifelong goal. Initially, we encourage at least a 6-week commitment that will include body measurements as well as weekly weigh-ins. We will also administer metabolic testing as needed to ensure your success.
Learn more tips about weight loss and how to metabolically detox in order to lose weight from our board-certified holistic nutritionist. Our integrative physician can also help with hormone balancing, as needed.
Call our office at (571)529-6699 to schedule an appointment with our integrative nutritionist and get started on your journey to actively manage your weight for optimal health and wellness. For a limited time, 20% Off Nutritional Consults.
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