We all know the facts about rising levels of obesity and the general populations’ unhealthy eating habits. So why is it that we aren’t changing our habits and shedding those unwanted pounds?
Losing weight is a challenging and frustrating venture that often sets us up for failure. Losing weight isn’t just about cutting back on calories – otherwise why would it be so hard? There are many different factors that impact one’s ability to lose weight and determining what your body responds to physically, and what your brain responds to emotionally, can be the golden ticket to your success!
Quality as well as quantity of calories plays a big role. Our cells need energy to function and different cells require different fuel sources. Just like your car needs oil, windshield fluid, and gasoline to run smoothly, so do our bodies need proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Feeding our body these ingredients in specific amounts at specific intervals will help to optimize your body’s needs leaving you feeling full, satisfied, and ready to lose weight.
Our hormones play a big role in weight loss.. Estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone all impact how much water we are retaining and whether we convert our food into muscle or fat. Our thyroid is the “master controller” of our body and tells each and every cell how quickly or slowly to function.
Choosing an exercise program that fits into your routine and keeps you motivated can be another challenge. Depending on your history and your habits, the type of duration of exercise will vary from person to person.
Connecting our emotional habits to food is another important aspect to be addressed before guaranteeing your weight loss success. Curbing those cravings and choosing good food choices – especially when we’re tired, stressed, or upset – can be a huge hurdle for many people.
There are many things to consider when looking to lose weight. Developing a plan that is specific to your needs and supports you in the areas you need an extra boost, is essential for ensuring your success.
This year, consider letting us help you reach your goals. We want you to not only lose weight but feel better and keep it off. Let us be your educational and motivation guide as you make this lifestyle change. To learn more about what we can offer, check out our “Weight Loss Plan” under the “Services” tab..