Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is never an easy task. Over the years, a variety of challenges can arise that make adding weight far too easy. Unfortunately, losing the same weight can then seem next to impossible. Fad diets and popular weight loss programs can prove to be overwhelming, as they rarely provide the promised, long-lasting results. Luckily, the integrative medicine professionals at Synergistiq Health are available to bring clients an innovative approach to weight and overall health. Dr. Deepa Verma is here to help patients tackle the nutritional, physical, and emotional issues that keep a proper weight – and overall good health – at bay.
The Importance of a Personalized Nutritional Plan
The food we eat is without question the most essential factor in maintaining a healthy weight. Food is the safest form of medicine or the slowest form of poison. One must remember that when eating, they are either feeding disease or fighting it. A busy lifestyle can lead to sporadic eating habits and poor nutritional choices, making the idea of maintaining a healthy, proportionate weight difficult. High fat and process foods are often within easy reach, while fresh vegetables are left off fast food menus.
Making a nutritional balance even harder to achieve, the standard American diet is one of the poorest diets in the world, full of processed foods that are synthetic and toxic. America is overfed and undernourished. Foods are calorically dense, not nutritionally dense.
Choosing the correct food is only half of the weight loss battle. Each individual is biochemically unique, meaning that no one diet plan works for everyone. Genetics play a big role in weight issues. Dr. Verma offers unique genetic testing to help one create a healthy diet and understand macro-nutrient proportions. Often, people will see a friend or family member succeed with a certain diet, but will feel like a failure when the same plan does not mean their own weight loss. There are no “cookie-cutter” diets. Finding the right nutritional balance will vary according to genetics, metabolism rate, and daily routine.
Dietary Allergans – A Hidden Cause of Weight Gain
Although some allergens can be easily pinpointed with noticeable issues, such as swelling or a rash, some the symptoms may be harder to recognize. Dietary allergens can cause a variety of issues that include inflammation, water retention, bloating, swelling of the extremities and face,chronic pain, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The body’s hormonal balance can shift, and metabolism can slow down, as the body struggles to fight off allergens. Without knowing it, dietary allergens can be responsible for a plethora of health conditions, including increased body weight that is difficult to lose.
Foods that can trigger a dietary allergy can include:
- Gluten and wheat