With our three phases of care approach we will address Candida, Toxicity, Thyroid, Hunger Hormones, Sleep, Stress, Brain-Based Food Cravings, and Food Management.
These are the 8 culprits of weight gain that are never addressed in a synergistic way to not just lose weight but to keep it off.
Candida is a yeast and a fungus found in the gut lining of the body. A little is okay, but when there is an overgrowth it starts to cause some serious health issues that keeps those extra pounds on that seem to never be able to come off.
Half the U.S. population suffer from JFH Syndrome. That’s the “Just Feel Horrible” Syndrome. It’s not really a syndrome, but sometimes it’s annoying little symptoms such as achy joints or muscles, brain fog, fatigue, headaches, and unexplained weight gain that keeps you feeling down and out. Toxicity could be the cause of most of these ailments and detoxification could be the solution, especially for weight gain.
The thyroid has a big job. The hormones it secretes help maintain a healthy heart rate, maintain healthy skin, and play a crucial role in your metabolism. When the gland is sluggish, due to candida, as we just discussed, it can rob you of your energy, dry out your skin, and make your joints ache. Those are all undesirable symptoms, but what we’re specifically talking about here is that it can cause dramatic weight gain.
When we mentioned hormones in this program we are not talking about progesterone, testosterone and estrogen. Although they do play a role in weight gain, but ghrelin, leptin, adiponectin, insulin and cortisol are hormones that truly are the missing link when it comes to achieving permanent weight loss. These hormones give us feedback on things like the feeling of fullness, appetite, energy balance, and fat storage.
Research suggests an association between sleep restriction and negative changes in metabolism. In adults, sleeping 4 hours a night, compared to 8-10 hours a night, appears to increase hunger and appetite particularly for calorie-dense foods high in carbohydrates.
Experts have agreed that stress management is a critical part of weight loss regimens, particularly in those who have a busy life with jobs, families and other responsiblities. Another overlooked aspect of stress and weight loss is not just the emotional stress, its the oxidative stress as well. As fat storage expands when the body gets inflamed so we of course address the stress inflammation response in our program.
Brain Based Food Cravings
We have been raised to think that food cravings come from a simple desire to eat that specific food. But most of the time, it’s a signal from your body that there is a deficiency of some sort, a nutritional need or an imbalance in your body and/or brain chemistry.
You will see just how easy it can be to get your clean eating on track. Whether you want to lose a few pounds or get back to your ideal weight, eating proper portions is as important as eating the right foods.