Weight Gain and Weight Loss: How Does It Affect You? - Olathe Chiropractic

Weight Gain and Weight Loss: How Does It Affect You?

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Do you find yourself constantly fighting the battle between weight gain and weight loss? Countless numbers of dieters lose weight just to gain it all back again as soon as their diet has ended. Even many celebrities struggle with this problem. Small fluctuations in weight are normal in many people, but if you are gaining and losing 10 pounds or more often, you can be damaging your health. A yo-yo pattern in your weight is generally a sign that your diet is too restrictive and not something you can keep up with. Find out how nutritional assessments and counseling can help you lose weight effectively and keep it off today!


Yo-Yo Weight Loss

Have you ever lost weight just to gain it all back again? This happens to millions of people, most of which are often dieting. Most people want to live healthy and be at an ideal weight, but the fact is, it’s something you have to work at constantly. You may have heard about “yo-yo dieting” before, or even fallen victim to it. This is also called “weight cycling” and is when you repeatedly lose and gain weight. Generally, people who yo-yo diet will try many different diets (especially fad diets), will see weight loss, and then will see their weight go up as soon as they stop the diet.


Sticking to a diet gives you a plan for food and habits that will limit the amount of weight you put on. If you eat more calories than you use up, you’ll put on weight, which generally happens if you stop a fad diet. This is also because too many fad diets cut out certain nutrients (such as not eating carbs or only eating fruits and veggies). Your body essentially fasts from having something that it needs to stay healthy, so when you start eating normal once more, your weight goes back up. Millions of people struggle with this problem, including celebrities such as Janet Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, Kirstie Alley, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Tyra Banks and countless others.


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Weight Gain and Weight Loss

There are many reasons you may lose or gain weight. Some reasons may indicate chronic conditions, or you may simply have your weight fluctuate by how active you are and what you eat. You lose weight by:

  • Chronic conditions or diseases (in some cases)
  • Exercising at least 150 minutes per week or more
  • Eating healthier or eating less
  • Diet and nutrition supplements
  • Therapy services such as medical-grade body wraps, Laser-Like Lipo, infrared sauna and more
  • Drinking more water
  • Getting proper sleep
  • Reducing sugar and soda intake


Actions that lead to weight gain are basically the opposites of what leads to weight loss. Some studies suggest that constantly going through weight gain and weight loss may slow down your metabolic rate. However, further studies show that people who have tried to lose weight many times can be just as successful as those trying to lose weight for the first time. The factor in determining your metabolic rate is your age. If you go through many diets, time passes and you continually grow older. The older you get, the more your metabolism slows down. So, your age might be the only thing slowing down your metabolism, not the fact that you are dieting.


Dieting Effects on Your Body

Dieting is good for your body. You take an active role in what you are putting in your body and if you are getting enough exercise to stay healthy and live longer. However, you don’t want to keep putting your body through weight gain and weight loss, as it can raise your risk for health problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, gallbladder disease and more. Many people who diet all the time may have negative psychological effects such as anxiety, depression and feeling like they failed. However, no matter if you’ve done 100 diets or 1, you are still making a positive change in your life and doing something good for your body.


However, that’s only if you do customized diets that fit your body and allow you all the vital nutrients you need. A proper diet is one that has plenty of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, protein, healthy fats, and water. A proper diet is also one that focuses on your nutrition and getting enough exercise. You need both to achieve success.


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Weight Loss the Healthy Way

Weight loss is hard enough as it is. You don’t want to constantly be losing weight just to gain it back. It makes your life hard and it’s very hard on your body. Carrying around extra weight also isn’t good for your health and can significantly raise your risk for chronic conditions and diseases. We recommend pursuing your weight goals, but doing it with help. Write down your goals and then stick to them. Have motivational messages where you can see them at home, at work, or on the go. Plan meals ahead of time and schedule in times to exercise.


Lastly, enlist the help of a professional! We can assess your current health, current conditions, your goals and abilities and make a customized weight loss plan for you. We also have diet aids in the form of Laser-Like Lipo, which helps melt your excess fat away. Our infrared sauna and medical-grade body wraps can help remove toxins from your body as you follow our diet and exercise plans. With all of these aids, you can truly achieve lasting weight loss! Don’t fall victim to yo-yo dieting! Call Olathe Chiropractic today at (913) 732-0087 and see what we can do to help you achieve lasting weight loss!


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