You’re an individual. Your Weight Loss Program Should Be, Too.
According to the National Institute of Health, more than 2/3’s of adults in America today are considered overweight or obese, all while the media bombards us with images of ideal health and fitness. So what does your healthy look like?
We are each unique and so is our expression of life and health. Dr. Duncan has the ability to develop a personalized plan just for you, one that will help you find your “healthy”.
Most weight loss programs will tell you that you have to count calories to lose weight. Lower caloric intake and increased activity level typically result in weight loss. Your body’s response to this is generally a slower metabolism and once you achieve your weight loss goals you will most likely return to your previous habits albeit with a slower metabolism. Calorie counting does not address the types of calories or the nutritional components of the calories consumed. You can eat less calories but are they healthier calories?
Our weight loss program is a nutritional program designed to help you identify the foods and supplements that will overcome the nutritional deficiencies that are present in your body. Coupled with our support services that are available throughout your journey when, where and how you need them, success is achievable because it is designed to fit into the demands and needs of your lifestyle
Even modest weight loss can mean big benefits
The good news is that no matter what your weight loss goal is, even a modest weight loss, such as 5 to 10 percent of your total body weight, is likely to produce health benefits, such as improvements in blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood sugars.
According to the Center for Disease Control, if you weigh 200 pounds, a 5 percent weight loss equals 10 pounds, bringing your weight down to 190 pounds. While this weight may still be in the “overweight” or “obese” range, this modest weight loss can decrease your risk factors for chronic diseases related to obesity.
So even if the overall goal seems large, see it as a journey rather than just a final destination. You’ll learn new eating and physical activity habits that will help you live a healthier lifestyle. These habits may help you maintain your weight loss over time.
In addition to improving your health, maintaining a weight loss is likely to improve your life in other ways. For example, a study of participants in the National Weight Control Registry found that those who had maintained a significant weight loss reported improvements in not only their physical health, but also their energy levels, physical mobility, general mood, and self-confidence.
Struggling with Your Weight? It Might Not Be What You Think!
Based on the World Health Organization’s 2012 Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Report, carrying excess fat is a strong sign of a hormone imbalance. Unfortunately, no amount of exercise or dieting can correct the problem unless balance is restored. Hormones are in charge of all facets of weight gain and loss: They control your metabolism, fat storage, fat burning, your cravings, etc. The hormone imbalance is caused by something called endocrine disrupting chemicals, or EDCs. EDCs are widespread and have been found to be so directly connected to obesity that the World Health Organization has labeled them as “obesogens.”
That’s where Northwest Functional Wellness comes in
We specialize in correcting these hormone imbalances. Our program identifies what’s going wrong—and where—helping bring you back into balance and restoring wellness. We find that losing weight is not simply eating less and exercising more. It’s an intricate, multi-faceted puzzle—one we know how to easily solve. If you’ve struggled to lose weight in the past, you might have been fighting an impossible battle. By getting to the root of the problem, we can revive your metabolism and help you shed pounds like never before.