The Basics of Weight Loss
Myth: Fat causes fat in the body.
Truth: Sugar causes fat in the body.
3 keys to weight loss:
- Eat Good Food. Eating quality fats, vegetables, and proteins, while reducing sugar (cookies, cakes, ice cream), starches, and grains will have you well on your way toward a leaner body. What is a good quality fat? Olive oil, coconut oil, and pastured butter. Organic meat is always better than conventional. Junk food, processed food, chemicalized food with additives and preservatives clog up your hormone system and prevent weight loss. It’s called junk food for a reason.
- Heal the Body. Often there is a hormonal component to stubborn, slow weight loss so hormone organs need to be week fed with specific nutrients. Also, the body will not readily let go of fat cells containing heavy metals, so detoxification capabilities may need to be enhanced.
- Exercise. Exercise in the form of 60 second short, intense bursts will burn fat for 24-48 hours. Search You Tube for “Burst Training” videos. For strength building and toning, try both Slow Burn Fitness Revolution (book by Hahn and Eades) and Pilates.
How Does it Start?
Food choices. Choosing foods low in nutrient value and high in empty carbohydrates and chemicals begins a downward health spiral. Processed foods take on the character of a non-food. A non-food is something that your body doesn’t recognize as food. Sugars, grains, GMOs (genetically modified foods), and processed foods destroy the environment in the gut resulting in damage to the lining of the gut. The gut includes the stomach, small intestine, and large bowel. Damage to the lining of the gut causes decreased absorption of nutrients, which in turn causes organ dysfunction and the inability to lose weight.
When Should I See a Nutrition Response Testing Practitioner?
If you are struggling with weight loss, we can help. Maybe you have tried Atkins, low carb, South Beach, low calorie and strenuous exercise and are still not seeing the results. If you feel that you have tried everything, but that tire around your abdomen stubbornly stays, then it’s time to consult with an expert. Hint: weight loss is 90% food choices, 10% exercise.
How Does The Nutritional Healing Center Handle It?
We approach the issue of weight loss from two fronts. We make dietary recommendations, and recommend supplements that will begin the healing process in the body. We target what nutrients your body is lacking using a form of muscle testing called Nutrition Response Testing. We figure out why your body is not healing or shedding the weight. Call 734-302-7575 or fill out our online application to become a new patient.