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Are you struggling with healthy weight management?
Healthy weight management, in our society, can be extremely difficult. However, there is help!
Whether you are trying to gain weight or lose weight, you will find that when you properly nourish your body with healthy foods specific to your nutrient needs, you will find your greatest potential for long-term healthy weight management success.
Of course, this is assuming you are otherwise healthy and without diagnosed glandular or genetic problems contributing toward your weight problems.
Let’s investigate 6 important points for healthy weight management.
- Why do you eat?
- Your metabolism
- Healthy Foods
We only touch lightly on these points on this page. Follow the links in each point (except Why do you eat) for much more information.
Why do you eat?
Because we are addressing healthy weight management, as strange as it may sound, you need to ask yourself; Why Do I Eat? Your answers are more important than you realize.
- Food addictions
The sole purpose of this question is that you cannot fix a problem you do not recognize. The correct answer is, albeit not on the list is “I eat to live” and not “I eat to survive”. Remember, “survival” nutrition does not mean optimal nutrition. It is rock bottom survival mode and may easily be associated with subclinical or clinically malnourished.
Your metabolism and healthy weight management
As you know, the term metabolism is an all-encompassing term with enormous ramifications throughout your mind and body. However, a “balanced” metabolism is instrumental for achieving your healthy weight as well as your healthy weight management program.
Among many things, your metabolism reveals how your body digests and burns your food for energy. Of course, this is extremely complex. In an attempt to simplify this, your metabolism reveals which neuroendocrine system (nervous system and corresponding glands) is dominant.
If your sympathetic neuroendocrine system is dominant, your metabolism is considered fast. If your parasympathetic neuroendocrine system is dominant, your metabolism is considered slow. Numerous factors influence system dominance; however, each system digests and burns the foods you consume differently.
The objective is to achieve a dynamic balance of your neuroendocrine systems for long-term weight management. The primary reason for a dynamic balance is that each of these systems regulates numerous nutrients. More specifically, these systems regulate your calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, and phosphorous levels. These are macro minerals and referred to as regulatory minerals.
If either system is dominant for an extended period it may easily create or contribute toward further nutrient imbalances (excesses and deficiencies). Ultimately, this leads to, among many other things, a state of subclinical malnutrition.
As such, a dominance of either metabolic type may easily interfere with your long-term health weight management program. Do you know which of your neuroendocrine systems is dominant?
Subclinical malnutrition and healthy weight management
Subclinical malnutrition is probably one of the most important factors (as well as patience) contributing to the failure of your healthy weight management program. Unfortunately, healthy weight management programs (fad diets, diet books, prepackaged food plans, etc.) rarely mention or address subclinical malnutrition.
Subclinical malnutrition is the result of a plethora of factors that ultimately result in a constellation of nutrient excesses and deficiencies that contributes towards a constant state of hunger. Simply put, your body is not properly nourished and so it is constantly attempting to fulfill its nutritional needs. Unfortunately, your body does not always seek out the foods that will fulfill its specific nutrients needs. As such, don’t be fooled by thinking the body knows best.
Subclinical and clinical malnutrition are common side effects of weight management surgeries. Whether you have had or are contemplating any of these procedures, it is imperative you implement a personalized nutritional program.
“In conclusion, the benefits of bariatric surgery are tempered by the high frequency of nutritional deficiencies that occur, some of which are under-recognized and left untreated and lead to devastating consequences to bone health and to the functioning of the immune, nervous, and muscular systems.” Mineral Malnutrition Following Bariatric Surgery. Advances in Nutrition
Detecting subclinical malnutrition (nutrient excesses and deficiencies) requires the use of laboratory analyses – specifically nutritional screenings using various mediums. Do you know if you are subclinically malnourished?
Healthy Foods and healthy weight management
As seen in Healthy Foods, just because all the experts, associations, and institutions deem a food healthy, it does not mean it is healthy for you! As you will see in healthy foods, if you are consuming the wrong “healthy foods”, you are further contributing toward subclinical malnutrition. Do you know if you are eating the correct healthy foods?
Toxins and healthy weight management
All toxins, through various mechanisms, have the potential to interfere with your health as well as your short- and long-term weight goals. Do you know your toxic levels?
Exercise and healthy weight management
As you know, exercise is always promoted as a component of a healthy weight management program. Yes, exercise is an important component; however, as seen in Stress Exercise, your exercise program should be tailored to support your healthy weight management program as well.
Exercise has the potential to create or contribute toward subclinical malnutrition due to the effects exercise produces on the neuroendocrine systems seen in improve my energy. Do you know if your current exercise program is beneficial or hindering your goals?
Can a hair analysis help?
As seen, numerous factors can interfere with your goals of achieving or maintaining a healthy weight. Our hair analysis is a laboratory nutritional screening that can help address many factors that include:
- Metabolic profile (neuroendocrine system dominance)
- Nutritional Element levels (excesses and deficiencies – subclinical malnutrition)
- Specific “healthy foods” (specific to your nutrient needs)
- Toxic Element levels
- Exercise recommendations
As you can see, this wealth of information can help simplify your healthy weight management program because this information is specific to your unique needs.
Are you ready to create your healthy weight management program?
Wait! There is one important point you need to consider. It requires a certain amount of time to change your nutritional status and as such, it does require patience. If you are ready to start your healthy weight management program, click here to order your Hair Analysis today!
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