WEIGHT LOSS OVERVIEW
Tired of trying to loose weight with one diet or another, one exercise regime or another with little or no success? Wish it could be much more simple than that to loose weight, be healthy and feel optimal and energized? Well, unfortunately generally most people are unhappy with their present weight, and may try all sorts of fad diets and pills, with little to no success!
We may look at magazines, advertisements, and TV and wish we looked more like the models and actors do, but that's a sure way to set yourself up for disappointment! No magical diet or pill will make you look like someone you weren't meant to be. So what should you do about weight loss/ management without giving up the love of food and not being on a treadmill 24/7?
Over 80 million people in North America are overweight. Being overweight or obese with a sedentary lifestyle can put our health at risk of various health issues such as hypertension, diabetes, joint issues, circulatory disturbances such as varicose veins, infertility and heart disease.
Skin conditions due to increased perspiration and skin folding encourages bacterial and fungal growth. Gross obesity can also lead to Pickwickian syndrome, a very rare condition that can cause severe breathing difficulties, excessive sleepiness and even coma!
Quite often, psychological problems such as poor self image and esteem, problems with sexuality, lack of vitality and incentive and sometimes even depression can result from beinn overweight and or obese. This is why it is important to be at a healthy weight.
Our Naturopathic Clinic offers a unique weight loss / management program that is geared towards not just losing those excess pounds, but also improving your overall health and well being. Being healthy is really about being at a weight that is right and comfortable for you.
The best way to find out if you are at a healthy weight or if you need to lose or gain weight is to talk to a naturopathic doctor who can help you set realistic goals and show you the way to successfully achieve these goals.
Weight management is about long-term success. People who lose weight quickly by crash dieting or other extreme measures usually gain back all (and often more) of the pounds they lost because they haven't permanently changed their habits. Therefore, the best weight management strategies are those that you can maintain for a lifetime.