Natural Weight Loss
Obesity is a chronic problem in today’s society. Approximately 60% of the Australian population are overweight or obese. And being overweight can seriously risk your health with cardiovascular disease (high blood pressure, high cholesterol), type II diabetes, liver and gall bladder disease, cancer, menstrual irregularities and the list goes on. In fact, if you are overweight, you are twice as likely to die early!
Wellness One Weight Loss
In a nutshell, Essendon Chiropractic’s weight loss strategy uses moderate carbohydrate restriction, low GI carbohydrate food choices, and exercise in an individually tailored program.
Eight Simple Tips for Weight Loss
1. Set yourself specific and realistic goals.
The goal must detail exactly what you are going to do to lose weight. Goals such as “I’m just going to eat healthy and I want to lose 10 kg next month” are non specific and unrealistic and failure will dampen enthusiasm.
2. Eat whole foods
By eating whole foods hidden fat, sugar and salt are automatically avoided.
3. Eat breakfast
Breakfast breaks the overnight fast, kick starts the metabolism and sets the platform for the day. Ideally breakfast should contain low GI carbohydrates, protein, essential fats and phyto-nutrients.
4. Consume protein with every meal
Protein contains the building blocks for life and provides a sustained energy source with little effect on insulin levels.
5. Eat predominantly low GI carbohydrates
Low GI carbohydrates provide a sustained energy supply and don’t spike insulin like simple carbohydrates do. We can help you to choose the best low GI foods to boost your long-term weight loss results.
6. Keep track of what you eat
It is often useful to document exactly what you eat. It tells the real story and can inspire further dietary changes. It is also a useful way to document food intolerances.
7. Exercise smart and enjoy it
Exercise is an integral part of any weight loss program and is indeed essential to weight loss beyond 12 months.
8. Treat yourself
Allow yourself a treat once a week. It is very difficult to maintain restricted eating habits without the possibility of some reward for your efforts, but don’t overindulge. Remember weight loss is possible but it requires permanent diet and lifestyle changes. At Essendon Chiropractic we can provide safe and effective individually tailored eating plans designed to work for you. We also provide support, motivation, monitoring and education about healthy eating all aimed at allowing you to achieve successful weight loss.