Have you tried multiple diets to lose or gain weight only to find you’re right back where you left off or even further from where you started?
Do you have a love-hate relationship with your bathroom scale? Have you tried fad diets in the past only to find the results didn’t measure up or didn’t last?
Are you caught in a self-deprecating cycle founded on sheer willpower and fear?
So many fad diets focus on calorie restriction and rely on our personal willpower to keep us on track. We develop fears of foods with “higher point value”, fat content or grams of carbohydrate. We drag ourselves to the gym and watch the calories on the treadmill add up while we hope for results.
These diets focus on eating for weight loss rather than eating for health. Unintentional weight gain is a symptom that your body is out of balance.
The factors influencing weight loss and your body’s ability to gain muscle and release excess fat are so much more complex than calories-in/calories-out. Among these are:
• Hormone imbalance
• Digestion, absorption, and your microbiome
• Stored environmental toxins
• Stress & stress release
• Sleep quality
To incorporate a holistic approach to achieve lasting and sustainable weight goals we’ll:
• Dive into the way your body responds to blood sugar swings and how this relates to fat storage.
• Investigate your levels of estrogen (a fat-storage hormone) and testosterone (a fat-burning hormone) and ways that nutrition affects this balance.
• Investigate sources of inflammation from foods, environment, or your microbiome (the ecosystem of good bacteria in your gut) that can contribute to your body’s desire to hang onto stored fat.
• Support digestion and assimilation of nutrients to optimize energy production and boost metabolism.
• Assess toxins around you, discuss how they relate to fat storage, and support the pathways of detoxification.
• Discuss your personal daily stressors and identify stress resilience tactics that fit your lifestyle and provide self-care.
• Review sleep routines and ways to improve sleep quality and maximize the regenerative benefits of sleep.
Lastly, we’ll answer your questions about common dietary types: vegan, paleo, Mediterranean, ketogenic, etc. and help you discover if one of these styles of eating is right for your body.
Nutrition therapy is not intended as a diagnosis, treatment, prescription, or cure for any disease, or as a substitute for medical care.
Need to Gain Weight?
Have you lost too much weight due to illness or digestive problems? Or maybe you’re not sure of the cause?
Being underweight is also a sign that your body is out of balance and nutritionally compromised. We’ll help you assess the root cause and create a plan for nutrient-dense, absorbable foods to help you get back to your healthy weight.
Is the Ketogenic Diet right for you?
The high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet is currently among the most popular for weight loss right now. It is an extreme and significant shift in the way your body uses food for energy. When implemented strategically and holistically it can have profound and positive effects. However, it can also be seriously detrimental to a body that is not ready.
We will work with you to assess your body’s readiness and help you implement a ketogenic diet safely and effectively.