Losing weight can be difficult, especially as we age since various factors come into play that can hinder the weight loss process. There is a decrease in the body’s resting metabolic rate, a decrease in hormones along with the easy production of fat from certain foods. The good news is, you can effectively lose weight safely and steadily with the right dietary and lifestyle routines. The interesting part of this is that not everyone is the same. This means that there is not one dietary approach that will work for everyone. Individualized weight loss takes into consideration your body type, your genetic makeup, your fitness and stress levels and MOST importantly the ability of the digestive tract to function properly.
My approach to weight loss includes a complete history, physical examination with blood work and an assessment of the digestive tract. If other factors are present there would be testing to assess certain glands such as the Thyroid and Adrenal glands.
Physical exercise including weight-bearing exercise is so important for cardiovascular and bone health and is included in the program. The exercises are tailored to the individual as I have worked with elite athletes and people who have not worked out in decades.
Supplements can be an important addition to a weight loss program. I use supplements to target the needs of the individual based on the history, examination and blood work.
To find out more about individualized weight loss, book a complimentary consultation today.