Healthy Weight Loss
Are you looking to lose excess weight?
Have you noticed that weight or fat has crept on slowly over time? Or have you had a recent stressful period in your life, and you’ve gained weight suddenly?
At Bay Wellness Centre, we want you to look and feel your best. We work with our patients to lose weight safely by incorporating our Four Pillars Of Health.
Excess weight can be a simple problem, such as poor diet and lifestyle or excess weight can be a more complicated problem involving hormonal imbalances and stress levels.
We always treat the whole person, so we will work with you to determine what has caused weight gain, and then work to remove those obstacles for you, so that weight loss is much easier.
Weight Gain Due To Hormonal Imbalances
Excess weight can be due to an imbalance of hormones.
Cortisol, your stress hormone, acts in the body to regulate blood sugar. You may notice that when you’re under a lot of stress, you crave more sugar. This can lead to weight gain.
Your thyroid hormone acts in the body to control body temperature and metabolism. Many people with a low functioning thyroid find that it is very difficult to lose weight, so we need to support the thyroid in order to lose excess weight and increase metabolism.
We also see that during peri-menopause and menopause, an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone results in weight gain, especially in the abdomen and hips.
Weight Gain Due To Inflammation
Inflammation in your body can arise from many different factors such as:
- Environmental toxins
- Food sensitivities or allergies
- Elevated cortisol
- Autoimmune conditions
Your body protects itself at all costs. So when there are toxins in the system, your body will store them in the fat cells to keep them from circulating. When you try to lose weight, your body will not let go of those fat cells when they are protecting you from toxins that they are storing. We need to reduce the overall inflammation and toxicity of the system to allow for healthy and safe weight loss.
Detoxification is one of our Pillars of Health and we always implement it into our treatment plans. We usually begin weight loss programs with detoxification so that we can safely implement a weight loss program.
We also always include the other Pillars of Health, nutrition, hormones and lifestyle to ensure that we can get true healthy weight loss that is sustainable in the long term.
Book with us for support on your weight loss journey.