It is this time of year that people look to lose weight, detoxify and generally feel more energised.
The last few weeks we have been focusing on Inner Cleansing and Detoxification. This week the focus is on weight loss. Summer bodies can be achieved in Spring – this is the time to Shake the winter wobbles.
Shake the Winter Wobbles
Maintaining a healthy weight is a common goal for us all. If you find that your winter indulgences have settled on your hips, or you have been carrying excess weight for some time now, it is time to find your motivation for change. Set yourself the goal of a fantastic new you this summer.
Myth Busting Fads
If you are overweight or carrying a few extra kilos, you may already have tried those “fad diets” advertised in magazines and on the internet. However, many of these diets can leave you feeling hungry and slow down your metabolism, making you more likely to suffer from rebound weight gain. This is because these diets frequently focus on low fat foods which are often higher in sugar or carbohydrates and low in protein. You may register weight loss on the scales, but be losing valuable muscle rather than fat. It is important to ensure good muscle mass is maintained during weight loss, as this will promote healthy metabolism and enable you to keep the fat off long term without that rebound.
How do you know if you are losing muscle or fat? Our Naturopaths can assess your body composition each week to keep you motivated and on track, using the Inner Scan technology.
Our Naturopaths use a Professional Weight Management Program that can help you successfully lose fat while maintaining muscle. This convenient and simple to follow dietary program will help to keep you feeling full, decrease your appetite and limit those sweet cravings in order to facilitate successful weight loss.
Look Good, Feel Great
Losing extra body fat not only brings the benefit of looking good and feeling great, but can also help improve your energy levels, reduce your risk of developing many chronic diseases and encourage healthy ageing. It can also be a very rewarding and empowering experience.
Benefits of Regular Support
Keeping motivated and staying on track with your weight loss goals can be difficult to do on your own. Regular visits to your Healthcare Practitioner can often be the key to success in fat loss and feeling great. Your Practitioner can provide professional advice to overcome your obstacles to weight loss.
As well as the support and guidance you will receive, they will monitor your weight loss progress until you achieve your goals and even help celebrate your successes.
Move It to Lose It
Exercise is an integral part of any type of weight loss program. It has a beneficial impact on appetite, and provides long-term health benefits. Under the guidance of your Practitioner, aim for or build up to 40 minutes of moderate intensity exercise, where you are puffing but can still talk, at least four days per week. Activities can include a combination of aerobic and anaerobic exercise such as:
• Weight bearing exercises
Don’t Wait For Weight Loss - Do It Now!
Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is important for your overall health and is one of the best steps you can take in preventing many chronic health conditions.
Talk to us today about how you can shed those unwanted kilos holding you back from health and happiness.