Find Weight Loss Success with These Easy Tips - Olathe Chiropractic

Find Weight Loss Success with These Easy Tips

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A woman that is looking exhausted and/or confused as she holds up a scale in one hand and measuring tape in another hand. It signifies that she is confused about weight loss.

Many people want to lose weight and feel healthier, but they aren’t quite sure how to do it. That is one of the reasons why millions of people diet every year (more than 45 million) and still find themselves dieting again and again. A few simple changes to your day could make all the difference in finding lasting weight loss. Having the right, customized help for your body type, health conditions and goals also makes a major difference. Let us show you how we help patients lose weight and some tips you can incorporate into your life!

 

Eating Habits

Often, when someone decides to go on a diet, they begin to lose weight because they are eating healthier foods instead of all the sugar, sodas and processed foods. Those types of foods will clog up your body and won’t give you the nutrients you need to have all your body systems work at 100%. Your body needs specific nutrients each day to run properly. These are nutrients that your body can’t make on its own and that help repair and build cells. Nutrients your body needs in ample supply daily include proteins, healthy fats, carbohydrates (main energy source), water, vitamins and minerals.

 

Your body can’t repair muscles and tissues as well without enough protein. Protein also helps regulate hormones, build cells and helps infants in the womb to grow properly, among many other benefits. Your body uses this as well as fats and carbs for energy to get through the day. Vitamins and minerals are also vital, as your body can’t properly make these on its own. You must get those nutrients through your food or you will develop chronic conditions, injuries and health problems from vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

 

That fatigue you feel each day? It can be linked to not getting enough nutrition. Nutritional deficiencies also lead to:

  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Fluctuating blood sugar levels
  • Low-grade aches and pains
  • A weaker immune system
  • Obesity or excess weight gain (very common)
  • Daily heartburn
  • Headaches or migraines, sometimes daily
  • Dizziness or brain fog
  • Irritability, depression and other mood issues

That is why we offer patients nutritional assessments at our office. You can have your blood tested directly to see what nutrients you lack so you know how to eat better. Patients can also have their bodies tested with gentle electricity to see where their fat deposits lie. This helps with catering weight loss to specific areas that you need to target.

 

A woman measuring her skinny waist.

Tips for Easier Weight Loss

Want to lose a bit of weight here and there, but you don’t really have the time to do a weight-loss program? Simply evaluate your daily habits and then start to adjust them. Here are some tips for easier weight loss you can start doing now:

  • Sleep more. When you don’t sleep enough, your body can’t repair itself at night. Metabolism drops, which can slow down weight loss.
  • Drink water. Your body is made of water and you need to have plenty of it each day for weight loss and proper functioning. Aim for half your body weight in ounces each day.
  • Cut out sugar. Or at least reduce the sugar you eat. The body needs very few sugars to run properly, and those sugars should be natural. Added sugars lead directly to weight gain, nutrient deficiencies and a hoard of health problems. Too much can even lead to issues such as diabetes and other chronic conditions. Remember that starches (carbohydrates) are sugars too when you check food labels.
  • Eat your food slower. This can help you to know when you are adequately full instead of overeating and feeling sick afterwards.
  • Exercise! If you truly want weight loss, you have to target both your diet and your exercise. Your weight loss will be minimal without expending energy through exercise. The American Heart Association recommends getting at least 150 minutes of exercise each week (30 minutes a day for 5 days) as a baseline.
  • Lift weights. If you already exercise, consider adding a weight routine to your workout. This can tone, strengthen and slim your body in a fairly short amount of time. Always work with a professional and/or learn proper technique before exercising with weights.

 

A middle-aged male that is smiling with his arms in the air in a victory pose as he stands on a scale.

Weight Loss Success with Help

Another great tip we can give you is to work with someone on your goals for successful weight loss. It’s hard to go at it alone. More than 45 million Americans are dieting each year in the hopes of losing weight. Many give up because it can be hard to find the motivation. Work with a friend or significant other for your weight loss goals. Being accountable can help you to get up, work hard and make healthier choices throughout your day. Working with a professional trained in nutrition or physical medicine can also be a great weight-loss tool.

 

Our professionals are trained in nutrition and customizing that nutrition to a patient’s health, goals and current conditions. Because we are also a chiropractic and center, we can help patients with rehabilitation or with preventing injuries and ailments. With each patient, we can customize nutrition, exercises, stretches and more. We also have services such as Laser-Like Lipo that can help patients achieve weight loss even quicker. To learn more about our services for successful weight loss, call Olathe Chiropractic today at (913) 732-0087!

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