Weight loss is one hot topic. More than 40% of patients seen have a concern related to their weight. As you will learn in this article, eating habits are only one component of maintaining a healthy weight.
Thyroid Support: How this Gland Can Cause Weight Gain
The master metabolism endocrine gland is a small butterfly gland that packs a big punch. If it is unbalanced, typically low (hypothyroid) it can cause you to gain weight. It may be harder to lose weight when this master organ is not working properly.
If you were told that your thyroid is normal yet you suffer from unexplained weight gain, fatigue, hair loss or thinning, you should consult an Integrative Physician. They are trained to determine whether your thyroid is truly normal or needs support.
At Progressive Medical Center, we have a staff with over 100 years of experience in Integrative Medicine and can help you balance out your Thyroid Disorders.
Adrenal Support: The Relationship Between Cortisol, Fatigue, and Weight Gain
Your adrenals, which sit on top of the kidneys, support salt-water ratio, contribute to the production of estrogen and testosterone via the hormone, DHEA, and stress via cortisol.
High cortisol levels can be triggered by stress. Stress can be physical or a combination of mental and physical. Your body cannot tell the difference. Over time, your adrenals will start to get tired. The rate at which cortisol is produced will decline. This leads to adrenal fatigue. This is a recipe for weight gain.
We focus on Comprehensive Diagnostic Testing to determine the root cause of your personal weight loss issues along with Exercise and Nutrition Support.
Exercise: Get Creative to Maintain Consistency
The act of exercising is key to maintaining a particular weight although exercising alone will not help you lose weight quickly. All of the components in this article are key to losing and maintaining weight loss.
Exercise can consist of going to the gym, walking your dog, playing with the grandkids outside, or simply taking a “date” walk with your significant other for at least 15 minutes three times a week.
Get creative. Group classes like kick boxing or yoga count too or check out our Personal Trainer at Progressive Medical Center, Taras Howell.
Healthy Eating Habits for Long-Term Weight Control
Eating based on a diet that works for your particular body is key. This means taking into account your food allergies, which can add on pounds without your awareness because of excess inflammation. There are many diet variations being promoted yet you have to work with what is best for your body.
The foundational components of a healthy diet consists of colorful vegetables and clean protein. The more organic you can eat, the better. The goal of weight loss is not to starve your body. The goal of a good weight loss diet consists of providing your body with the necessary nutrients that it needs on a daily basis.
Water’s Role in Weight Loss
Water is not tea, coffee, or light colored or flavored “water” drinks. Drinking pure water stimulates weight loss. When you are hydrated, your tissues are saturated with enough fluid and you are able to move your joints without pain, decrease inflammation, and avoid dry skin.
The rule of thumb is half your body weight in ounces. For example, if you weigh 120 lbs. This means that you need to drink at least 60 ounces of water daily. More if you are exercising or engaged in strenuous activity.
If you would like more information on alternative weight loss, here is a great Radio Broadcast from “The Progressive Hour of Power” Flip your Metabolic Switch and Lose Weight.
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At Progressive Medical Center, our goal is to help our patients lose weight in a safe, effective manner and keep the weight off. To learn more about our alternative weight loss methods and schedule your consultation, give us a call or contact us here for more information!