Weight Managment through Nutritional Therapy
As you know by the volume of information in the media, from your doctor, medical TV program and many other sources being overweight
is not good for your health. Just carrying extra weight around your middle can have implications for health as this can indicate visceral fat
(fat around the organs) This kind of fatty tissue is more toxic than normal stored fat.
Being overweight can also cause or be the cause of metabolic issues due to high blood sugar and the constant drain on the insulin
response leading to diabetes.There can be issues with the thyroid which controls metabolism, also the microbiome and digestive health.
The general need is to reduce portions and use foods as a tool to eliminate cravings by making them more nutrient dense.
Being underweight with essential fatty acids and protein deficiency can have serious implications for well being and the future of your health.
This can be caused by a digestive issue or connected to mental health, nutrient dense foods and digestive support are key to recovery.
A comprehensive stool test will look at infection and digestive output of the pancreas, as well as whether you are consuming enough
protein, fats and fibre.
Adding missing nutrients to your diet can aid the body to actually use up more calories as energy, for example B Vitamins are vital
in energy production. Learning how to balance blood sugar is key to controlling the binging that often happens to people who gain
weight. Nutritional Therapy can teach you how to use diet to help control blood sugar and keep the insulin response healthy,
which in the end is one of the main requirements to energy, weight and general health.
Nutritional therapy in weight loss does NOT put you on a calorie counting diet,in fact
many people find that they are eating a more varied diet – but of the right foods. In changing the
diet to become more nutrient dense and more suitable to individual needs, it is easier to keep
weight off, this is because you will have less cravings and the body will be nourished
properly with all the Vitamins and Minerals it needs.
Removing foods that we know cause the immune system to respond can reduce
inflammation around the abdomen making you feel less bloated and even reduce
your waist measurement.
Following a personal nutritional therapy guide is unlike a 'diet'. It is an education in
what foods and nutrients are best for you and encourages new foods and a different
way of looking at food and what it means to your health and well-being.
I will guide you through the initial stages of change and inspire you to use foods as
tools to health instead of just eating out of habit.