The Center for Optimal Health’s Weight Management Program
When Eating Less and Exercising More Aren’t Enough…
It seems like everywhere you turn there is a new diet or weight loss program touting uniqueness, ease, and success. While some of these fad diets work short-term, few are able to produce long-term healthy body weight and composition. This post, the first in a series on weight management, provides an introduction to The Center for Optimal Health’s weight loss program. Subsequent posts will cover obesity and how a balanced approach to weight management can benefit you. We hope you find them informative and a starting point to better managing your weight and overall well-being!
Why do fad diets fail?
A failure to address each individual’s unique biochemical and physiologic needs prior to beginning a weight loss program, combined with further deficiencies caused by the weight loss plan, is a large part of why many fad diets fail.
If your hormones are imbalanced, you have nutritional deficiencies, your gastrointestinal tract is dysfunctional, you’re stressed, and/or you have sleep issues, your body has to work harder to function. Imagine the stress that is created when you take on a whole new weight loss plan in this poor state of health!
For example, your body has many different hormones circulating in your blood at any time. These hormones regulate bodily functions and even impact our mood! The thyroid hormone is the most important for managing your weight as it regulates your metabolism and insulin levels. Cortisol is another hormone that impacts our weight. Designed to boost blood glucose levels, cortisol is invaluable in times of stress as it provides a quick shot of energy to our bodies. But, everyday stress can also lead to heightened cortisol levels and resultant cravings for food, especially quick to digest simple sugars and carbohydrates. While great for an energy boost, cortisol can lead to overeating and weight gain.
How is The Center for Optimal Health’s Weight Management Program different?
At The Center for Optimal Health we recognize the need for individualized care. There will never be one cookie cutter diet plan that is right for everyone.
After assessing your health history, our doctors develop a program that focuses on achieving a healthy physiology. Healthy physiology is the restoration of all systems in the body. Your Center for Optimal Health physician might recommend a detoxification program to you as the first step in your natural weight loss program. It is essential to prepare your body properly before embarking on a weight loss journey.
“A house is only as stable as its foundation and the same is true for your body. Establishing an optimal framework of physiologic balance is the key to long-term weight loss and a lifetime of healthy living.” –Dr. David Pawsat
If you are ready for long-term, natural weight loss, the doctors at The Center for Optimal Health, in East Lansing, will work with you to develop a plan that focus on restoring physiologic balance so you can naturally lose excess weight once and for all!
Dr. David Pawsat and Sarah Tavakoli
The Center for Optimal Health
February 03, 2015
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