Weight loss, one of the most talked about topics when it comes to women's health.Let's face it, in today's media driven society, we are putting ourselves on display more than ever and are even comparing ourselves to other women our ages all the time.The weight may have crept up over the years and now you feel stuck.Or, your typical workout routines just aren't enough anymore.
Women sometimes go to great lengths to try and discover the perfect weight loss product or program on the market.And let's be honest, there are so many to choose from.From fasting, to yo-yo dieting and detoxing, many of the weight loss programs out there now are too hard and too fast for the body to handle and, without proper guidance from a professional, you could end up causing more harm than good or even end up in the hospital.Crash dieting has been known to cause heart palpitations, a drop in blood pressure, and even increase your risk for heart attacks.
The word diet should be used when describing your lifestyle habits.When people say they are “going on a diet” does this mean that they weren't on one before? Case in pointthey were on a “diet” before but their diet probably consisted of pro-inflammatory foods, fast food, sugar, and dairy.Portion control can be quite time consuming and dictates unrealistic rules, which set most people up for failure. In addition, when most people start counting their calories and following a low calorie diet, it slows their metabolism and their protein intake drops too low which increases their susceptibility to infections, joint, bone and muscle disorders.
There are many factors that influence one's ability to lose weight.Ask yourself, why have you gained weight?Have you ruled out factors that only a health professional can discover such as altered thyroid function, imbalanced hormones, poor digestion, or even the medications you are on?
Functional nutrition uses blood lab bio-markers, hair, stool and saliva tests to more specifically determine the most effective approach to individualized eating and supplements. Lifestyle medicine is a systematic approach of implementing the most up to date habits and practices. A combination of individualized lifestyle coaching, group classes, web support, and professional guidance over time is very effective in achieving more permanent results due to changed lifestyle.