If you are struggling with your weight, you are not alone. According to the CDC National Center for Health Statistics, the prevalence of obesity in the Unites States in approximately 40%, affecting more than 90 million adults. In 2008, medical care for people suffering from obesity was almost $1,500 dollars higher than people with normal weight.
Diet, physical activity, hormone imbalance, medication, education, genetics and physical environment can all impact a person’s weight and although obesity is a complex issue, it is a serious concern that can lead to numerous health problems and a poor quality of life. Obesity is associated with type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and certain types of cancer. According to the World Health Organization, obesity is one of the most common, yet most neglected public health concerns in both developed and developing countries.
Obesity is associated with:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol or Dyslipidemia
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart disease
- Gallbladder disease
- Sleep disorders
- Certain cancers
- Poor quality of life
- Pain and discomfort
- Don’t go on a “diet”
The first definition of diet is the kind of food that a person or animal habitually eats. Instead of trying the latest fad, yoyo, diet, choose to start eating healthy. Remove unhealthy foods with healthier options and make it a lifelong habit.
- Get plenty of sleep
Sleep is as important as what you eat. Sleeplessness can lead to a number of health concerns including weight gain.
- Drink water
Drinking water can help you feel full and boost your metabolism up to 30% for up to 1 hour.
- Drink black coffee and or green tea
Avoid sugary coffee drinks but don’t stop drinking coffee. Black coffee and green tea are both loaded with antioxidants that have a number of health benefits. Both beverages can also help boost your metabolism. One to two cups of coffee or green tea can help you burn extra calories.
- Replace your cooking oil with coconut oil
Coconut oil can help boost your metabolism and reduce your appetite.
- Eliminate sugar
Sugar, including high fructose corn syrup is addictive and one of the worst ingredients we consume. Read food labels carefully as many common foods, such as ketchup, yogurt and peanut butter, contain a large amount of sugar.
- Keep healthy food handy
When let ourselves get to point of excessive hunger, our cravings for sugary foods increases. Keep healthy foods such as nuts, hardboiled eggs, fruits and vegetables handy to avoid excessive hunger. Keeping your blood sugar level even all day will help increase your metabolism and help you avoid making poor food choices.
- Aerobic exercise
Even 20 minutes of aerobic exercise can help you increase your metabolism, reduce stress, improve your mood and help you sleep better.
- Lift weights
Resistance training can help increase your metabolism, build muscle, reduce bone loss, reduce stress, improve your mood and help you sleep better.
- Eat more fruits and vegetables
Fruits and vegetables contain fiber, water, vitamins and minerals. They help you fill full while containing few calories. Eating fruits and vegetables is a great way to get your necessary daily nutrients and keep you feeling full and satisfied.
- Reduce or eliminate your consumption of alcohol
Alcohol can add hundreds of extra calories to your daily caloric intake which will completely derail your efforts to lose weight. Additionally, alcohol can; reduce your inhibitions making it easier to make unhealthy food choices, leave you feeling tired the next day, lower testosterone levels in your body, and change your metabolism.
- Make an appointment to see the professionals at the Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic.
Our mission at the Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic is to develop a customized health program that will enable you to achieve your optimal physical and mental performance. We want to help educate and empower you to take charge of your health, allowing you to live a longer, happier and more productive life. So many things can get in the way of successful weight loss including; food intolerance, hormone imbalance, environmental toxins and the right balance of nutrition.
The professionals at the Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic can help identify potential issues and develop a plan to overcome or reverse those problems. Our services include:
- Comprehensive blood screening
- Food intolerance testing
- Bio-identical hormone therapy
- Chelation therapy
- Human growth hormone
- Weight loss and nutritional counseling
At the Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic, our focus is your health and vitality. By optimizing hormone levels, replacing nutrient deficiencies through natural methods and providing education on disease prevention and wellness we can help you optimize your health; decreasing body fat, increasing muscle mass and muscle tone, improving insulin and hormone levels naturally, increasing energy levels and sexual vitality and improving mental acuity. Contact us today and start looking and feeling better tomorrow.