Don’t diet; change your life.
There are so many fad diets and diet businesses out there. It’s tempting to jump on the bandwagon of quick weight loss but so often it feels like you’re starving yourself and then the weight just comes back. On top of feeling hungry all the time, studies have shown weight ups-and-downs can put your health at risk.
In science, this up and down of weight is generally referred to as weight cycling. It’s defined as “an intentional weight loss and subsequent regain”. Studies have supported the notion that weight cycling contributes to risks of heart disease, cancer and even chronic inflammatory conditions.
It’s time to figure out how to have a life that’s healthy and gets you where you want to be without all the fad diets.
Being more engaged with your food choices is one good step. Using guidance from an experienced, registered dietitian, you can figure out a sensible, healthy way to decrease your caloric intake. Everyone’s body is different; personalized planning can help develop ways to eat based on whether you like to cook, what you like to eat and how to not starve yourself in the process.
In addition to being more engaged with what you choose to eat, adding more activity to your day can make a lot of difference. That’s not really news to anyone but if you think about it in terms of more activity, rather than as diving into a gym membership, you may have more success.
It’s your health that matters and the fully integrated team of Our Clinic healthcare professionals works with you to develop an individualized, clinically-managed weight loss program specially designed for you and your goals. For more information visit the website, book an appointment, or give us a call at 519-937-1881.