Do you have trouble losing weight and then keeping it off?
Do you find that a diet works for a couple of weeks and then stops?
If your weight affecting your general health?
Then talking to us could help.
Weight gain involves a complex interaction between our genes, diet, lifestyle and environmental factors. While the disease is not possible without excess caloric consumption, relative to the amount of calories burned, the factors that govern caloric intake and caloric output are multi-faceted.
We know that the “calories in vs calories out” equation always holds true because in research studies that put overweight individuals in metabolic wards, where researchers control participant’s caloric intake, participants always lose weight. However, humans don’t live in metabolic wards in hospitals. They are exposed to environmental factors that can have a large effect on their genes, caloric intake, energy expenditure and body composition.
Many systems in the body need to be working optimally to achieve healthy weight management.
How do we measure your body composition? Through a TGA approved machine known as a BIA (Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis). The BIA measures body fat, muscle mass and fluid as well as cellular health. It can be a great tool to measure your improvements with both weight loss and also your naturopathic treatment.
A ReMed Naturopath can help evaluate your health in 4 keys areas:
- Thyroid – it doesn’t matter how well you eat or how much you exercise if your thyroid is underactive. It is the metabolic centre of the body and it essential for achieving a healthy body composition
- Metabolic syndrome – every client is assessed for metabolic syndrome, alteration in blood glucose regulation and cholesterol. All of these factors can significantly impact healthy metabolism.
- Hormones – many people don’t realise how much hormone imbalances can cause havoc with weight management. Many situations such as excess oestrogen, low testosterone and/or low progesterone can easily be modulated and can make all the difference as to whether your weight loss plan works or not.
- Most importantly body composition! When you get on the scales your weighing your entire body (bones, muscle, fat, water, organs). Here at Remed we can measure your body composition to achieve better outcomes.