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Weight Loss

How to lose weight and maintain the weight

How many times have you put “-to lose weight” as a part of your to-do-list or as a part of your New Year’s resolution plan?

If this sounds like your story, then you are at the right place!

We all know that being overweight puts us at an increased risk for many health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

Although it might seem difficult to lose weight and maintain it, having failed previously at keeping your weight does not mean that you will never be able to lose or maintain your ideal weight again.

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There may be many reasons why you are experiencing difficulty losing weight, including other underlying medical conditions.

When otherwise healthy patients claim that they cannot lose weight or are still gaining weight even though they currently eat very little, eat a healthy diet, or were thin or underweight when younger, we look for specific patterns. In such patients, we would expect to see a significant history of one or more of the following:

  • Very-low-fat or low-fat, high-carbohydrate diets
  • Low-protein diets
  • “Yo-Yo” dieting
  • Chronic under-eating
  • Fasting
  • Excessive cardiovascular exercise
  • Traumatic or prolonged psychological stress.

Notably, six of the seven items on this list are habits people do to lose weight, but clinical experience suggests that these strategies are potentially harmful to some patients.

During our initial consultation, we will ensure that you are healthy enough to start the weight loss process. After identifying and addressing the underlying cause of your weight gain, with a comprehensive plan, we will work closely to come up with an attainable, realistic plan that will help you achieve your goal.

Your weight loss plan will include the following depending on your individualized needs:

  • Individualized nutrition plan with digestive support and blood glucose regulation
  • Liver Detoxification (since the liver is the primary fat-burning organ)
  • Acupuncture, herbs, and supplements to help cut down cravings and enhance your body’s fat-burning abilities.