Beauty and bliss: Being truly overweight is more complicated than the number that shows up on your bathroom scale. It’s also more than even the most scientific sounding values like “body mass index”. Being overweight is a perception of your own body shape and your personal comfort level with this shape.
There are many potential causes that can lead to your weight gain: stress, endocrine or metabolic disorder, lack of sleep and mineral imbalance, to name a few. The most well known, but often misunderstood, includes an imbalance in the amount of healthy calories in your diet. Not all calories are made the same and a simple reduction in calories does not always lead to healthy and permanent weight loss.
“Calorie quality” is vital to effective weight loss that will also contribute to better health. For example, you might consume less than your daily caloric requirement in doughnuts, but won’t lose the weight. You are far more likely to lose weight with a low carbohydrate diet properly balanced with fat, protein and vegetables.
Impacting your cardiovascular, digestive, and mental well-being, being overweight has a tremendous impact on your physical health. We now know that excess body weight creates unnecessary strain on the heart and vascular system, while fueling excess inflammation in the digestive tract and slowing your cognitive and mood centers in the brain.
IH uses a personalized lifestyle program that balances the major facets of weight loss including healthy nutrition, exercise, hormone balancing, stress management and nutritional supplements. We use the newest and most accurate technology known as bio-electrical impedance analysis, to monitor body muscle mass and fat while being able to measure to within 10 calories your daily caloric requirement. With this, determining your specific caloric requirements while designing a tailored nutrition and exercise regimen is easier than ever before and allows for greater success in achieving your weight loss goals.