If you’re struggling to lose weight, you’re not alone. According to a 2018 study by the CDC, 27.5% of American women were overweight, and more shockingly 41.9% were obese. The Weight loss struggle for many is real, and the causes aren’t always as simple as they may seem. The old “Calories in, Calories out” adage simply doesn’t work, and many find themselves caught in a vicious cycle due to incomplete or mismanaged weight-loss strategies.
1st Phase - Weight gain: This phase may be brief, or extended, resulting in a few, or several extra pounds, and can result from life events, sedentary lifestyles, food choices, faux foods, overly processed foods, traumas, and more.
2nd Phase - Diet and Exercise: In this phase, you've identified the weight gain and have a strong desire to lose weight and get into shape again. You come out strong and motivated, with the best intentions. You commit to losing your extra weight through calorie restriction or a fad diet and promise yourself to get more exercise.
3rd Phase -Temporary Weight loss: In this phase, you will notice a temporary weight loss and brief energy boost as see your sacrifices reflecting on the numbers on the scale. The changes are short-lived however as your energy and motivations begin to fade and you question why.
4th Phase - Nutritional deficiencies: In this phase, your body starts to experience the unintended consequences of your calorie-restricted diet. While the calorie reduction helped you achieve a temporary weight loss, your body is now deficient in the vitamins, minerals, calories, and fats it requires to function. The energy you once had has dwindled, your concentration suffers, and you may experience mood swings as hormone levels are interrupted. Your starving body pleads for food, your appetite increases, and everything you eat is now stored as fat instead of being used.
Your metabolism has become impaired, your motivation is waning, and the scale is no longer showing the losses that you showed in phase 3.
Before you know it, you are back at the beginning, back in the weight gain phase, and into another vicious cycle of ups and downs.
If you're ready to start losing weight without counting calories, without starving, and without constantly feeling like you’re depriving yourself of the foods you love, there is a way!
In my practice, we’ll incorporate the foods your body loves and reduce or eliminate the ones that harm it. We'll identify the stressors that are impacting you, integrate healthy habits into your life, and give you the knowledge and confidence you need to thrive,
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