Taking a Naturopathic Approach to Weight Loss

Overweight women with measuring tape taking a naturopathic approach to weight loss

At any given time, close to 50% of Americans are either talking about wanting to go on a diet, trying to diet, or testing out one of the newest weight loss fads. That’s a lot of people who feel the need to lose weight, but unfortunately many of them never succeed—over 66% of Americans are still considered overweight or obese. Weight loss is hard and in a life that boasts convenience, eating well can be more inconvenient than we ever imagined. Yet being overweight or obese has serious side effects. It causes early mortality, mental illness, high blood pressure, diabetes, pain and fatigue, a general decrease in the quality of life, and more. So why is it so hard for people to lose weight? We’ll show you how you how easy it is to take a naturopathic approach to weight loss.

Everyone has a different biological makeup. What they eat and how much of it they eat has a direct cause on how his or her body functions. What is healthiest for one person, for instance a low carb diet, isn’t what’s healthiest for another. Genes, metabolism, gender, stress, sleep, thyroid issues, and overall health all play a vital role in weight loss. This is why so many people fail on conventional weight loss programs—they get discouraged and simply give up. Instead of continuing to try a conventional approach to weight loss, and failing, it’s time to take a naturopathic approach to weight loss.

A naturopathic approach to weight loss includes first understanding what’s causing the weight gain. You need to understand fasting blood glucose, food sensitivities, T3 results, thyroid tests, and more. In conjunction with these tests, this approach has everyone meticulously track all the foods they eat, as well as any correlating symptoms. This gives doctors a better picture and allows a better understanding of what’s happening on the cellular level. The approach is then tailored to each individual. You can read more about it here.

Calculating your Health

In conjunction with this more natural approach to losing weight, the first step in losing stubborn fat is to figure out what your body mass index (BMI) is. Once you calculate your body mass index, you’ll have a better idea about how much you should be eating vs. how much you actually are eating; a lot of times people consume hundreds more calories than they think they are. That’s why the naturopathic approach to weight loss stresses the importance of logging your food intake. You should also know how to measure your heart rate, so you can determine whether or not you’re exercising in the fat burning zone, aerobic zone, and more. This will help you measure your exercise intensity, which will support your weight loss efforts. Try mixing high intensity, interval training with strength training to help blast away fat. If you’re logging your foods and exercising, you should consider giving up alcohol for a while as well. Alcohol is filled with empty calories and usually leads to regretful eating decisions. Similarly, stress can lead to increased cortisol levels, which signals to your body to store more belly fat. Finding a healthy way to relax everyday will do wonders for your goals and is also part of the naturopathic approach to weight loss.

The Benefits of Naturopathic Weight Loss

At the end of the day, everyone is different, which is why everyone needs a customized weight loss program. The naturopathic approach to weight loss focuses on the individual so that you can finally crush your weight loss goals. When you start losing weight, you’ll experience benefits far beyond fitting into a smaller pair of pants. Some of the best benefits of taking a approach to weight loss unique to you include:

  • Stronger cognitive functioning
  • Better sleep
  • Increased libido
  • More sexual enjoyment
  • Balanced hormones
  • Reduction in allergies
  • A more sensitive palate
  • Fewer medications
  • Improved mobility
  • Lower blood pressure
  • A general sense of relaxation
  • Better mood
  • Better hair, skin, and nails
  • Increased memory
  • Less joint pain
  • Decreased risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke
  • Decreased risk of cancer
  • Reduced cravings
  • More spending money
  • Increased energy
  • Fewer colds
  • Longer, more satisfying life
  • And more!

What’s Next?

When you take this different approach to losing weight, you’ll be able to identify what’s causing your obesity and then face it head on. A naturopathic approach to weight loss focuses on stabilizing blood sugar, balancing hormones, identifying individual food sensitivities, and managing stress in a healthy way. To learn more about how to get started, contact the naturopathic doctors at Atlas Health Medical Group today. Click here to schedule a free consultation and get started on your journey to a better life!

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