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Weight Management

How many times have you tried to lose weight?

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Maybe you’ve even kept it off for a little while, but you haven’t had lasting results. Millions of adults want to lose weight. Whether you want to get healthy, look better, fit into your skinny jeans, or make an impression at the reunion… diet, nutrition, lifestyle, detox, and motivation are the most important elements to successfully begin losing weight permanently.

A holistic method of weight loss includes a strong support team, a customized lifestyle plan, and the willingness to embrace weight loss in body, mind, and soul for long-lasting results.

Weight Loss:
More Than Just Eating Less and Exercising More

Losing weight is not easy, especially when you reach a certain age or face chronic conditions that prevent you from exercising regularly or streamlining your diet. The good news is that your typical limitations don’t have to stop you from succeeding at weight loss. You can work around what normally gets in the way of dropping pounds – and fix a few other health problems along the way.

One of the most important things to realize is that the body you’re living in may be the thing that’s preventing you from seeing the numbers drop on the scale. Weight loss isn’t just about eating less and exercising more. Weight loss is a lifestyle change – but you must make the right lifestyle adjustments to truly make a difference.

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If a weight-loss method seems too good to be true, it probably is.

There are a lot of diets out there – Keto, Mediterranean, Vegan, to name only a few – that guarantee amazing weight loss and huge improvements in health. But the question is, do these diets work for everyone? Guarantees or not, the answer is no. They do not. Quick fixes are not the answer, especially if you’re suffering with health problems that are impeding your weight-loss efforts. 

A holistic weight loss program takes into consideration every element of your life – from work to home to eating habits to movement to current health – to develop a customized & effective weight loss plan that is works for you, permanently.

Nutritional guidance

Of course, weight and diet are a tight pair. Nutrition management is the cornerstone of weight loss. Intuitively, you know that you need to eat less and eat better to make a dent in your weight, but that's easier said than done. A holistic nutrition program guides you in developing a meal plan, replenishing nutrient deficiencies, gathering recipes, and eliminating hormonal or other factors preventing you from shedding the pounds.

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Exercise routine

Achieving a healthy weight isn’t all about sweating buckets on the treadmill. Your fitness method should be designed for your body and account for any physical limitations you may have. Some people will thrive with high cardio, others do better with a walking plan and weight training. A holistic exercise routine is kind to your body, realistic to maintain, and contributes to measurable results.

Root Causes

Did you know that sleep affects your ability to lose weight just as much as exercise does? If your body is under a lot of biochemical stress, it's nearly impossible to lose weight. The key to making progress is finding out what factors are blocking your success - whether it's a slow metabolism, hormone imbalance, heavy metal build-up, weak thyroid function, or blood sugar imbalance.

Jelly Donut & Cola for Breakfast

That’s what Sammy was having every day when she was at her heaviest. No matter what she did, she continued to get a little heavier every month. But that was just the tip of the iceberg. She was suffering from numerous other symptoms as well. 

So she went on a strict calorie diet. And it worked… kind of. She lost some weight and her back pain improved. But she still had a laundry list of other ailments. And any time she lived a little, the pounds came right back. 

While portion control was one of Sammy’s challenges, it wasn’t the whole picture. She was still full of inflammation and, despite being overweight, she was malnourished from eating the wrong foods and having poor gut health. You see, the old Calories In, Calories Out approach to weight loss only addresses one root cause: overeating. 

Calories In, Calories Out would resolve weight challenges for most people if it were as simple as that. But we’re not just energy machines. We all have unique & complex biology that makes the calorie math different for every one of us. Our metabolism, for example, plays a major role in how our body uses food. Math isn’t just math when there’s biology involved!

For Sammy, the weight finally came off permanently when she was able to balance her biochemistry. She learned how to eat the right foods for her body, she nourished her gut and hormones back to health, and she did some detox work. And voila! Weight loss happened without even trying, and without restricting calories. 

For most people, the solution to weight loss is more about getting your biochemistry to work right again than it is about restricting how much you eat. You just need to find out what’s interfering with your biochemistry. 

Are You Ready to Lose Weight Permanently?

Seeing weight-loss results will give you the motivation to continue doing the hard work to get healthy, mind and body. At Ann Arbor Holistic Health in Ann Arbor, we get to know you in all ways before we design a customized weight loss plan. Even if you have physical or medical limitations, you can succeed in reaching your weight loss goals.

Weight loss is a healing process. Through comprehensive allergy testing, we find out what is wreaking havoc on your system and preventing you from dropping the weight. These findings allow us to truly figure out what to remove that isn’t working in your lifestyle, replace it with better alternatives, support you in your weight loss efforts, and celebrate the positive changes you make.

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Contact us today to schedule a comprehensive weight loss evaluation.
Allow your body to heal. Allow us to help you get to a place of whole-body wellness.

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