Have you had this experience while trying to lose weight? You start dieting, increase your exercise and shed five to 10 pounds easily. But then the weight loss stops, and you find yourself feeling hungry, tired, irritable and weak. Frustrated, you go off your diet, and all those pounds come right back (maybe even a few more). Sound familiar? Unfortunately, you’re not alone. This is a very common experience for people all over the world.
But you’re probably wondering why this is happening and if there is solution. Is there a healthy weight loss plan out there that can teach you once and for all how to lose weight and keep it off? There is, and MD Wellness’ medical weight loss programs NJ can show you how.
Things to Keep in Mind for a Healthy Weight Loss Plan
Some people are overweight because they just eat too much and exercise too little. If this sounds like you, the first step of a healthy weight loss plan is simply a matter of changing your eating and exercise habits. If you notice, however, that these steps don’t produce weight loss, you may have a more serious issue known as metabolic obesity. You may have heard of various methods on how to lose weight and keep it off, but if you have been unsuccessful, do not give up. We can help. You must understand that metabolic obesity is the result of years (to decades) of consuming denatured, altered “food” that are packaged, processed and full of chemicals. These edible toxins can adversely affect your natural hormone balance, your nervous system and your immune system causing problems with your metabolism.
MD Wellness weight loss programs NJ will help you restore your natural hormone balance (as well as nervous system, immune system and metabolic balance) with the following steps that teach you how to lose weight and keep it off. It’s all about reducing stressors in your internal and external environments.
Stress is any substance, thought or activity that your brain interprets as a threat. Excessive work, lack of sleep, drugs, alcohol and caffeine are all recognized as stress by your brain. The bad news is, stress can make you fat. When you’re stressed, your body, your brain (specifically your hypothalamus) erroneously interprets these stressors as “a famine is coming” and you start storing every calorie. Excess stress also throws your natural hormone balance out of whack causing the release of stress hormones and inhibiting the release of sex hormones, which can lead to metabolic imbalance.
You’re probably familiar with the food pyramid, which recommends we take in six to 11 servings of carbohydrates a day. But who’s making those recommendations? The U.S. Department of Agriculture whose goal it is to help the food companies be profitable. Carbs have a longer shelf life, and higher profit margins than other foods which increases the bottom line of the food companies but will also increase your bottom as well (and your waistline). Try to limit your consumption of high carbohydrate products, which include bread, pasta, cakes and cookies. Six to 11 servings of carbs per day is overkill. Remember that the primary role of carbs is as a source of energy, however, if you don’t use that energy right away you will store these carbohydrates in the form of fat (known as triglycerides). Excess carbohydrate intake will lower your basal metabolic rate (BMR), increase estrogen, insulin and triglycerides, suppress thyroid function,cause fatty liver, unstable blood sugar levels and metabolic syndrome.
Eat saturated fats
We’ve all heard that saturated fat is bad. This is a myth created by the food companies and perpetuated by the drug industries to basically help boost the sales of seed oils, margarines and vegetable oils. Why? Because these unhealthy oils are a cheap alternative to butter, coconut oil and palm oil, all of which have saturated fat. The truth is that saturated fat should make up about 50 percent of your caloric intake. Saturated fat consumption increases HDL (the “good” cholesterol) and has many other beneficial properties including increased sex and adrenal hormone levels. A diet sufficient in hormone-building, tissue-enhancing, life-giving saturated fat is essential for proper functioning, growth and repair of all the systems in your body. Choose good sources of fat like natural forms of meats, dairy and cheeses.
Avoid consumption of altered, denatured foods
In general, the more man-made ingredients a food contains, the worse it is for you. Additives, chemicals and preservatives can wreak havoc on your physiology and should be left out of a healthy weight loss plan. You should also avoid fried foods, and the consumption of polyunsaturated vegetable oils (found in salad dressings, mayonnaise and margarine), and foods cooked in these unhealthy, life sapping, proinflammatory oils.
Follow a Diet that Restores Metabolic Balance
A healthy weight loss plan that restores natural hormone balance will also restore metabolic balance. You can achieve this balance by eating three meals each day with each meal including a serving of meat, fish, poultry, eggs or cheese. Limit your intake of sugar, including fruit. Avoid juice and other sweetened beverages. Spring water should be your main drink.
Consider Nutritional Supplements
Supplements can be extremely useful, but also very dangerous when used for balancing out abnormal body chemistry. Supplements should be used only under the care of a physician like MD Wellness who can monitor your needs and your response to the supplementation. This requires specialized testing methods and clinical experience. Our holistic medical doctors will monitor your mineral balance, natural hormonal balance, immune system balance, acid-base balance, oxidant-antioxidant balance and autonomic balance to achieve optimal health.
At MD Wellness, we take a holistic approach that teaches you how to lose weight and keep it off. We uncover and treat underlying abnormalities that are the true source of your weight issues, and put you on a healthy weight loss plan that works. Contact us today to learn about more about MD Wellness weight programs NJ. Contact us at (732) 268-7663 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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