Weight Loss is Personal and Not Easy!
Wait a minute! How can you say it is not easy or that one program cannot help everyone? After all, we have been told repeatedly that we just need to eat less and exercise more.
The fact that this advice has not worked in 100 years of saying it does not stop us from believing it or countless experts from saying it as a truism.
So, how do we lose weight and maintain our weight loss. Or, as we like to say, how do we lose excess body fat and maintain a healthy percent body fat?
The truth is that it is not easy, and one size does not fit all. The good news is that it can be done – without starving yourself to death or engaging in a program that no one can keep up for any long period of time. Sorry, but you cannot eat whatever you want. That falsehood is often touted because we like the way it sounds.
It is true that many can lose weight in the short run on almost any diet. Just ask the millions of “expert” advice given by celebrities, in books, cookbooks, TV specials (think Big Fat Loser), and advice from friends and family, physicians, nutritionists, and many more. It is all a matter of discipline. Right? No!
How do I successfully lose weight and maintain my loss? Information?
Yes, information is essential to winning the battle of bulge. What types of information?
DNA. How is your DNA affecting your weight? What types of food and exercise best nourish your genes?
Did you know? Body weight is controlled by interactions between the genetic profile and environmental and lifestyle factors, such as physical inactivity, stress, or medication, among others.
Our specialized DNA testing is the most complete nutrigenetic analysis in the market looking at 363 genetic variations related to weight loss, response to exercise, intolerances, and nutritional needs, among others.
“Genetic factors determine between 40% - 70% of an individual’s BMI.”
Intestinal health testing. The microbes in our gut can dictate the foods you ingest (e.g., sugar and carbs), and your ability to digest foods and supply nutrients to your cells. Hidden infections can sabotage any weight loss plan. They can cause hunger, overeating and emotional eating. They affect our moods and our motivations.
Our GI-Microbial Assay Plus test is the first comprehensive stool analysis to include an
FDA-approved DNA/PCR assay for GI pathogens performed on stool. The pathogen targets include bacteria, parasites, and viruses!
Hormone testing. We often say in the functional medicine arena, “it could be your hormones.”
Why? Because it is true. Thyroid dysfunction, for example, plays a major role in your metabolism and affects every cell in your body. PCOS (see blog) can disrupt any weight loss program for women. Low testosterone can affect fat storage and lower your Metabolic Rate. Both excess and lack of estrogen can increase fat storage as can insulin resistance.
Control your weight and achieve your optimal percent body fat.
We offer the above testing and more to help our clients ignore the hype and achieve their healthiest body weight. Our personalized programs are designed by our professional staff.