A new year is upon us and many people are looking for ways to shed those extra pounds from the holiday season. Healthy weight loss takes time but correcting the imbalances in the body leads to results!
Here are some reasons why you may not be shedding the pounds as easily as you once did.
1. Choose Good Food
Simple carbs or that are high on the glycemic index cause the scales to move up. Lack of stomach enzymes, removal of your gall bladder, food allergies or sensitivities and low intestinal flora can all inhibit weight loss.
2. Walk off the Stress
When the adrenal glands are “on” or stressed they produce hormones that contribute to weight gain. Depression decreases serotonin levels in the brain, causing cravings for sweets and starchy foods. Drink lots of water to help curb those cravings. This doesn’t have to be a super power walk but making a consistent effort to take a walk is best. And the more you do it, the more you will want to do it!
3. Metabolism Mayhem
Thyroid hormones control our metabolic function, a low thyroid is related to your metabolism moving s-l-o-w-l-y. The thyroid and adrenal glands work together, if one gland is not functioning optimally it will let the other gland know and they both can become imbalanced, inhibiting weight loss. Get blood work done.
4. Love Your Liver
The liver has specific functions: process hormones, eliminate toxins, clean blood, metabolize proteins and carbs into energy, and many more! It’s important to keep the liver well toned. Liquid chlorophyll is a gentle start!
5. Exercise Your Body
Exercise burns calories. Muscle helps you burn fat better. Get out there and get active – yes even in our cold winter weather: snowshoe, ski, walk, hit the gym and find a buddy to join you to help you stay motivated! Take it slow to avoid injury if you haven’t been active for a while.
6. Genes and DNA
If your parents were overweight you may be genetically predisposed to extra fat cells, making weight loss a bit more of a challenge, though not impossible!
Note: Always seek guidance from a trained professional for a customized protocol that suits your unique needs!
Tania Heinemann, Registered Nutritionist (RNCP) and Post-Partum Doula, has a passion for educating people about nutritional healing starting from the inside through her Nutrition Practice, in Cambridge and Waterloo, ON. www.yellowood.ca Contact her directly for more details on how to improve your digestion or about food sensitivity testing! firstname.lastname@example.org 519.220.1519