Lifetime Weight Loss Program in Warrensville Heights OH
Nearly everyone who’s carrying around a few extra pounds (or more) wants to achieve weight loss. They may want to fit back into the clothes they used to enjoy wearing. Some people also want to feel better about themselves and more confident in social situations. Others just have a desire to feel healthier and in shape.
But, the truth is that most weight loss treatment plans fail because they fail to address the true underlying cause of weight gain. A solid weight loss program doesn’t assume that all you need to do is reduce your calories and exercise more. In fact, sometimes this can make the problem worse if you’re already eating fewer calories or working out more than you reasonably should. Our chiropractors in Warrensville Heights OH will help you develop a plan to get you to your ideal weight.
What Causes Weight Gain in Warrensville Heights OH?
If the true cause of weight gain was eating too much or not moving around enough, we would all look the same. The fact is there are differences in our body types, the way we metabolize food, and underlying conditions that can contribute to weight gain. Certain medications for conditions like autoimmune disorders and allergies can increase your appetite and change the way your body handles food.
Other root causes are:
- Candida (yeast) overgrowth
- Thyroid problems
- Hunger hormones
- Food cravings
- Food management
This yeast naturally occurs in your gut. But, when its growth gets out of control, or you have too much, you can start to experience problems with your weight. You may also develop conditions like leaky gut syndrome, which changes your body’s ability to absorb and process nutrients.
A chiropractic weight loss program can help address toxicity. When you have too many toxic chemicals built up in your system, you just feel terrible but don’t know why. Symptoms include brain fog, frequent headaches, and aches in your joints and muscles. Detoxification and cleanses can help remove toxic chemicals from your body, which can aid in weight loss.
Your thyroid produces hormones that regulate your metabolism, skin, and heart. When the thyroid doesn’t make enough hormones, your metabolism can suffer. You’ll likely notice weight gain even though you haven’t changed your diet or workout routine.
Other symptoms of a sluggish thyroid include constipation, hair loss, dry skin, and feeling cold all the time. You may also feel tired frequently despite proper rest. Stimulants like caffeine can make the problem worse.
Hormones that can impact your ability to maintain a proper appetite and weight are cortisol, insulin, leptin, ghrelin, and adiponectin. These are the hormones that tell your brain when you’re full and when you’re hungry, and how much you should eat. Hunger hormones also control how your body uses and balances energy (calories) and stores fat.
If you’ve heard of metabolic syndrome or insulin resistance, you know that when your body becomes desensitized to the effects of insulin, it has to make more. You also tend to store more fat easily and experience extreme shifts in your blood sugar. This can impact how much you eat and the type of foods you crave.
If you’ve heard of metabolic syndrome or insulin resistance, you know that when your body becomes desensitized to the effects of insulin, it has to make more. You also tend to store more fat easily and experience extreme shifts in your blood sugar. This can impact how much you eat and the type of foods you crave. Not getting enough sleep can mess up your metabolism and cause you to overeat. When you get the recommended eight to ten hours of sleep each night, your metabolism and appetite are more likely to stay on track. Getting less than the recommended amount increases hunger and causes you to crave high-fat, high-carbohydrate, and sugary foods.
Eating this way can lead to unwanted weight gain since you’re consuming a lot of calories but not a lot of nutrients.
Too much stress and poor stress management can lead to weight gain in several ways. First, it can cause you to overeat if you’re an emotional eater.
Second, too much stress can interfere with your workout routine. You’re more likely to skip your workouts when you feel tired and stressed out.
Third, stress can disrupt your sleep and your ability to stay asleep. You may find yourself sleeping in short shifts or waking up in the middle of the night.
Fourth, stress causes inflammation in the body. Increased amounts of inflammation also prompt your body to make more cortisol.
Food cravings originate in your brain. When you have hormonal imbalances, your brain can send signals to overeat or eat less nutrient-dense foods. Cravings can also indicate that your body is lacking certain nutrients, such as calcium or Vitamin A.
Food management is about becoming aware of what you’re eating and what type of nutrients you’re feeding your body. By knowing what types of foods to consume and learning proper portions, you can track what’s going into your system. You can see how much of your diet is made up of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. You’ll also learn the differences between “unhealthy” and “healthy” fats and carbohydrates.
Take Control Today!
If you want to get your weight under control without crash diets that never work or exercising to the point of exhaustion, then it’s time to join our clinic. Together, we’ll develop a plan to get you to your ideal weight.
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