Diet and Weight Loss Counseling at Natural Wellness LLC
If you have been on the losing end of your personal "Battle of the Bulge," you're certainly not alone. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, two-thirds of all U.S. adults are either overweight or obese. This epidemic, which can lead to a host of serious health problems, can be difficult to overcome without smart, safe, sensible changes in diet and lifestyle. Here at Natural Wellness LLC, we can evaluate your specific needs and provide a weight loss plan to help you increase your health even as you shrink your waistline.
How Your Weight Influences Your Health
How do you know you need to lose weight -- aside from what you're seeing in the mirror? Evaluation of your Body Mass Index (BMI) can provide some idea of whether you're overweight or obese. Dividing your height in kilometers by the square of your weight in meters will give you this number. If it's above 25, you may be overweight; if it's over 30, you may be obese. Obesity is a potentially-deadly phenomenon because of its associations with cancer, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, and organ failure.
Even a few extra pounds can raise your risks for health problems. Over time, for example, your weight-bearing joints may experience premature wear, making you a prime candidate for painful arthritis. Obesity is also associated with bulging discs. The extra stress on your musculoskeletal system can produce chronic soft tissue strain; If a spinal misalignment is present, these stresses and strains could make you more vulnerable to chronic pain and injuries.
A Weight Loss Plan Just for You
As important as it is to lose excess weight, it's even more important to lose it the right way. Many a dangerous crash diet has caused more health problem than it addressed, while producing only temporary results. Our Highland chiropractor, Dr. Ternoir, views weight as a factor in your whole-body health and wellness. Instead of banking our success on the fad diet of the day, we focus on helping you lose weight through healthy, meaningful lifestyle changes.
We also recognize that each human body is unique, which is we why work with your personal health, nutrition and lifestyle situation to craft a weight loss plan just for you. This plan may include replacement of fatty or "junk" foods with leaner, more nutritionally-balanced alternatives. We may also recommend exercises routines and other healthy adjustments that will help you change your whole life, not just your number on the scale. If musculoskeletal aches and pains are limiting your activity levels, we can treat those issues through our natural, drug-free conservative care techniques.
Look Better and Feel Better -- Call Our Highland Clinic
Are you ready to look better, feel better, and live a longer, healthier life? If so, then Natural Wellness LLC is ready to help. Call our Highland clinic at (708) 670-1210 to schedule a consultation today!