Shifting unwanted weight can be tricky and the key to an effective weight loss program is to look at the underlying reasons for your weight gain and addresses these accordingly. Naturopathy treats the whole person and because everyone is unique, individual weight loss programs are more effective and have lasting results.
I understand that shifting unwanted weight or preventing weight gain is often about more than just dieting and exercise. There are a number of factors which can affect your weight including;
Hormonal or endocrine disorders
Conditions such as endometriosis, PCOS, PMS, irregular menstrual cycles, male balding or excessive hair growth, erectile dysfunction are all related to hormonal irregularity and will interfere with sustained weight loss.
If you experience symptoms such as cold hands & feet, hair loss, sluggishness or fatigue, dry skin, depression, and of course weight gain your thyroid may need checking. The thyroid is the master controller of metabolism and it is vitally important to ensure it is functioning correctly for sustained weight loss.
Even very small nutrient deficiencies can impair the cellular processes necessary to lose weight and can arise form eating certain types of foods, poor stomach or pancreatic function or underlying illness patterns.
Inflammation will also impede your weight loss. Inflammation can arise from physical and mental stress, disease processes, incorrect eating habits, infection and excessive exercising to name a few.
The body has a number of natural detox mechanisms and if these are under-functioning you will not be eliminating toxic waste. This will store in the fat cells and prevent your weight loss.
As part of your individual weight loss program I will take a full case history and assess all of these factors. If necessary a number of tests can be conducted to investigate your hormone, thyroid and nutrient levels as well as your fat burning and detoxification pathways. We can also utilise natural remedies such as herbal medicines and nutritional compounds, tailored specifically for you and your program.
An individual weight loss program is not a quick-fix gimmicky program. Losing excess weight and keeping it off is part of the process of becoming healthy – in all aspects of your life. During this process you will learn how to live a healthier more energetic lifestyle, and how to utilise food for therapeutic and medicinal effect.
Unlike many commercial weight loss programs, which are quick but usually do not have lasting effect, the process I will help you with can take a little longer as you learn to implement new and enduring habits. Patience, persistence and a willingness to learn new, healthy habits are the keys to successful weight loss.
If this sounds like something you are ready for call me today to discuss how we can begin your weight loss, 07 3172 6690.