It’s not always easy to lose weight – but it is important to have a healthy body composition. Being overweight puts you at increased risk of developing conditions like diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other conditions associated with increased body fat.
What’s most important is that there are effective ways to help you lose weight and keep it off. Losing weight is more about just cutting calories, as not all calories are equal. And it’s less about the number on a scale and more about your overall health and well-being!
There may be reasons why you either need to lose weight or are having trouble losing weight. They include:
- Underlying medical conditions, like diabetes, heart disease or PCOS
- Emotional factors that lead to overeating
- Less than optimal exercise routines
- Hormonal imbalance
- Dietary patterns that aren’t right for your body
- Stress and disrupted sleep
As a naturopathic doctor, I will take your detailed health history along with other investigations, like hormonal levels, to evaluate you as a whole. From there, we determine where to begin treatment with goals that are realistic, attainable and sustainable.