New Year’s Eve has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean you have to abandon your weight loss resolutions for 2023. If you’re struggling to lose weight 一 despite eating healthy foods and working out 一 it can be frustrating.
Luckily, Steven Levingston, DC, Faith Brown, DC, and Calandra Walker, DC are on a mission to help you reach your weight loss goals. If you’ve been struggling, then continue reading to identify why you may not be reaching your weight loss goals and how we can help you.
Why Weight Loss is Difficult
Losing weight is notoriously difficult, but it’s important to know what specific obstacles you experience. You may struggle with nutrition or exercise, but you might also have underlying conditions that make your efforts seem in vain.
You don’t know where to start
When it comes to weight loss, there’s no shortage of diets, books, plans, programs, and more. It can be overwhelming to sort through the information overload and determine what exactly you need to eat.
Nutrition is a vital part of your weight loss program. It can fuel your body to work out hard, but what you can eat can also sabotage your efforts in the gym. Here at Premier Chiropractic, our team provides the guidance you need to make informed (and nutritious) choices in the kitchen. The ideal “diet” should be a sustainable, healthy plan filled with fresh fruits, vegetables, and lean protein.
If you’re interested in a vegan or vegetarian diet, our team can help you identify the types of food you need to ensure your body receives the nutrition it needs.
You have hidden sources of calories
Hidden calories are a common culprit when it comes to stalled weight loss. For instance, many restaurant salads contain 1000-1200 calories! It’s tempting to think that you’re making a good choice by ordering a salad, but sneaky additions (such as calorie-laden dressings) can turn a healthy salad into your day’s worth of calories.
To avoid this issue, consider tracking calories. There are many apps that make logging calories easy.
You’re not burning enough calories
Part of the weight loss equation is calories in (what you eat) minus calories out (what you burn). While you burn calories simply by existing, you can raise this number by working out. A workout that burns even just a few hundred calories can help you burn more than you eat.
However, many people fall into the trap of eating a big meal after a workout. If you burn 200 calories running for 20 minutes, but then eat a 400 calorie brownie, you’re only adding an additional 200 to your daily calorie budget.
Be realistic about how many calories you burn and resist the temptation to treat yourself after every workout.
You have toxin overload
If you don’t detox enough (or properly), toxins can build up in your body, and the more toxins that accumulate, the more inflammation you may experience. Inflammation can wreak havoc in your body. It can contribute to aches and pains, fatigue, brain fog, dizziness, and even resistance to weight loss.
If your weight loss resistance is due to toxin burden, our team may recommend the right detox program for you. Detox programs help cleanse your body from within, improve your cellular function, and reduce your toxin burden. Our detoxification programs may include supplements and dietary guidance to help your body’s natural detoxification efforts.
Need Help Shedding Those Pesky Pounds?
Losing weight has aesthetic benefits, but the physical benefits far outweigh the cosmetic ones. Maintaining a healthy weight can:
- Help prevent certain diseases, including heart disease
- Reduce your risk of certain cancer
- Boost your mood
- Help prevent back pain
- Increase your energy
- Reduce the risk of sleep apnea
- Improve your self-esteem
Questions? To learn more about our nutrition services or to explore the possibilities of a detox program, call either of our Pearland, Texas, offices. You can also request an appointment through our online system.