Myth #1: It’s all about the calories.
This is true to a degree, but it is an oversimplification for some patients. There are many factors that contribute to a patient’s ability to sustain weight loss, including:
- Hormone Levels (including some “Vitamins”)
- Dietary History
- Exercise History
- Sleep Behavior & Patterns
- Chemical Exposures
- Sources of Chronic Inflammation
- Stress Levels
Myth #2: Skipping meals and eating less will help me lose weight.
Interestingly, many of the same habits that people pursue to lose weight, are the same habits that can damage an individual’s metabolism. These include things like:
- Maintaining very-low or low-fat diets, (high carbohydrate diets)
- Maintaining low-protein diets
- Yo-Yo Dieting
- Chronic Under-eating
- Excessive Cardiovascular Exercise
- Prolonged High Levels of Stress
Myth #3: Losing weight equals being healthy.
In order to lose weight an individual must first be healthy. It is not the losing of the weight that makes an individual healthy. Health must come first, then weight loss. Once the metabolism has been healed, fat loss can occur.
Myth #4: Weight loss programs are a one-size-fits-all.
For this reason, we take a customized approach to weight loss. Many of our therapies aim to restore the body to a balanced metabolic state; one that values anabolic activity (the building of structures), and not just catabolic activity (the breakdown of structures). Other therapies include:
- Balancing Hormones (Thyroid, Adrenal, Insulin, Sex Hormones)
- Reducing Stress Levels
- Sleep Management
- Nutritional Supplementation
- Dietary Changes (Focusing on Whole Foods)