Weight Management Health Program
If you have been preoccupied with your weight and your health lately you're not alone. According to the Washington Post, an estimated 45 million Americans went on a diet in 2018, yet more than 2/3 of our population is still either overweight or obese.
Although we all know that being overweight is a risk factor for chronic disease, most people who try to lose weight are not able to keep it off long term. Most people gain from 5-10 lbs. per year in the U.S. This can add up to the equivalent of 50 to 100 lbs. in ten years! Everywhere we look there is a new diet. Most nutrition information we hear is confusing at best, contradictory at worst. It can start to seem like trying to lose weight is futile. If you have tried different programs and have not been able to lose weight and keep it off, read on.
Gaining the weight back doesn't need to be your reality. If you consider that everything you eat has either a positive or a negative effect on you, it makes sense to explore the way in which food uniquely affects you. Your food can be your medicine or your poison. Therefore, knowing what effects different foods have on your physiology is key for your success in losing weight.
At NaturoMedica, we work with you to help you restore health by teaching you to use food as medicine. We have created a health program that will help you identify the underlying cause of your weight gain. We will help you find out why you are struggling to lose weight and look for the root cause of why your body may be resistant to losing weight.
Weight loss is not about willpower. It is about learning how to eat to help your body achieve balance. Our bodies were made to heal themselves and we believe that by eating a whole foods-based diet, identifying food intolerances and balancing hormonal health, you can achieve a healthy weight.
Our evidence-based natural medicine approach offers you a program that is different from other programs. We have a whole person approach, where you are seen as an individual who is unique and someone who requires an individualized approach to healthcare.
NaturoMedica's weight loss program lasts 12 weeks, during which you will learn how to identify food intolerances and understand the concept of detox for healthy metabolism. We will help you see the connection between your body's hormones and how they affect your weight gain as well as your mood, sleep, blood sugar, chronic disease risk and overall health.
Hormones act as independent players in an orchestra called "your body". They are powerful molecules that control your energy, your ability to get out and exercise, the metabolic rate with which you manage everything around you, including food.
Blood sugar control and hormonal harmony are at the root of weight management. Taming "fight or flight" and optimizing "rest and digest" are the foundation of hormonal health. Hormones are constantly communicating with each other. We will teach you how to listen and get in harmony with your hormones, which will help you achieve your health goals.
Insulin is the hormone that directs the orchestra. It controls your blood sugar, which affects all other hormones in your body and can play a major role in weight gain. When you learn to identify this connection, you can start to understand how being overweight is a symptom of a hormonal imbalance in a network that is aiming for balance.
Hormones are chemical regulators that allow the innate intelligence in your body to achieve balance for optimal health. In this weight loss program you will learn to make modifications to your diet and lifestyle that will last a lifetime. Along with healthy weight loss, we are aiming for a shift in your wellbeing and a deeper understanding of your overall health that will give you that elusive balance your body craves.
As a result, when you follow this program, you will experience less sugar cravings, deeper sleep, greater mental clarity and more energy. This new paradigm shift will yield a decrease in chronic disease risk, cancer, diabetes, enhanced memory and improved bone health.
As part of the program you will visit with me on a weekly basis. I am a trained nutritionist. You will receive a protocol and a recipe packet with handouts which will provide you with detailed information that will guide you from the initial "detox week" to the Elimination phase period and through the rest of the 12-week program.
The program is highly individualized to your needs and it includes nutritional supplements, a Body Composition Analysis (BIA) that evaluates your weight and your nutritional needs. The NaturoMedica weight loss program includes a binder with detailed information on shopping, cooking, eating out and different topics that will help you navigate your journey week by week. Each week you will receive new information and a plan to add to your program binder. These details will help you stay organized, accountable and ultimately successful with your weight loss goals.
This is not your typical weight loss program. This is a health program that will help you shift your health for a lifetime.