Weight Loss & Management
When you stop thinking about restriction and focus on nutrient density and finding the foods that work well for your body type and metabolism, you become free of diets, achieve sustainable weight loss and can enjoy a balanced wellness focused lifestyle.
Weight loss is not about fad diets, the same diet does not for everyone, there is no quick fix, it can definitely be enjoyable and it’s not ‘not eating’.
70% of weight loss results will come from the food you put in your mouth. The food you eat is your body’s fuel, this fuel is used to operate all of your bodies organs. The modern diet is the main reason why people all over the world are fatter and sicker than ever before. Everywhere modern processed foods go, chronic diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease soon follow.
The challenge is that there is so much advice out there it can be confusing to really know what good nutrition is. A balanced diet provides a cornerstone treatment for almost all our health problems including weight loss and management. My view of a healthy balanced diet is: a diet that is non processed, based on plants, free of gluten (and any processed grains), low in dairy (or better yet, free of dairy). If it comes from the ground or a tree – it’s good to eat. If it comes from a factory, box, can or jar it’s best avoided.
Remember, diet is 70% of your weight loss and management results.
Related health issues
- Heart Disease and an increased risk of a heart attack
- High Blood pressure
- Increased risk of stroke
- Diabetes & blood glucose imbalances
- Blood lipid imbalance (high cholesterol and triglycerides) which leads to atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
- Fatty Liver
- Metabolic syndrome- accumulated abdominal fat (belly fat) and hormonal implications.
- Low energy
- Slower Metabolisim
- Food allergies and food intolerances
- Digestive disorders
Your gut health influences your weight* and researches have identified 5 ways digestive issues could be making weight management difficult.
- Metabolism: Gut bacteria harvest energy and can provide from 4-10% of your daily calories.
- Hormonal Balance: Gut bacteria regulate gut hormones needed to control blood sugar, reduce leaky gut, and help you feel full.
- Genetics: Your genome influences your inner ecosystem; genetic mutations can affect the hormone leptin that helps you to feel full, or satiated.
- Inflammation: Unhealthy gut bacteria release toxins that trigger systemic inflammation; high levels of bacterial toxin have been found in those with type 2 diabetes and obesity.
- Leaky Gut: An inflamed, leaky gut has been associated with problems with blood sugar and obesity.
Stop counting calories. Focus on real foods, food without ingredient lists, foods that either come from the ground of have grown on the trees. When you stop thinking about restriction and focus on nutrient density and finding the foods that work well for your body type and metabolism then you become free of diets and enjoy a balanced wellness focused lifestyle.