A Comprehensive Approach to Sustainable Weight Loss
Most of the great many people who struggle to lose weight and keep it off are held back by one or both of:
- Metabolic and physiological road blocks - prevent
your body from burning calories efficiently. Examples include:
non-optimal thyroid function, insulin resistance (metabolic syndrome),
poor gut health and nutritional deficiencies.
- Uncontrollable craving - caused by brain dysregulation, poor diet choices,
nutritional deficiencies, stress and emotional problems.
I will help you overcome these obstacles and achieve sustainable weight loss by:
- identifying your individual metabolic and physiological road blocks
using objective measurements and laboratory tests
- optimising your brain function to minimise craving, again based on individual brain assessments
- training you in mind-body self-regulation using biofeedback, mindfulness and
other cutting-edge psychological tools so that you can handle cravings as they arise
and avoid emotional eating.
Nutritional Therapy for Weight Loss
My approach to weight management assumes that if you fully meet your body's health needs then it
will naturally regulate itself both in terms of weight and appetite.
That means providing it with the full range of nutrients it needs, avoiding
harmful foods, and resolving underlying physiological imbalances (see adjacent column)
that impair your metabolic rate. It does not mean going hungry, or counting calories.
My programme is designed to be sustainable and long-term.
Mind-Body Skills for Weight Loss
"There is perhaps no psychological skill more fundamental than resisting impulse"
- Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence
If you've struggled with weight loss for any time you'll know that whatever diet
you adopt you'll still encounter triggers and impulses to eat inappropriately.
These may involve difficult emotions, stress or just old habits. Biofeedback is an ideal tool for building the key skills of mind-body regulation, and learning how to effectiely deal with cravings.
In his book of the above title Dr Daniel Amen distinguishes
several different overweight types based on underlying brain patterns.
Here are some of them:
- Compulsive over-eater: the brain has trouble shifting focus
- Impulsive over-eater: the brain's frontal area is weak
- Anxious over-eater: the brain is predisposed to anxiety leading to comfort eating.
In my practice I use EEG measurement to assess brain state, giving me a basis for personalising your weight loss programme, and minimising craving.
A US naturopathic physician spent 3 years researching and testing
the Control-IT weight loss programme. In trials with over 700 people, the average
monthly weight loss was 8-10 lb for men and 4-6 lb for women. This healthy rate
of weight loss was sustained and did not reach the plateau common with other diets.
The programme is based on:
- Eating healthy food - no calorie counting and no restrictions on amounts
- Overcoming the most common physiological road-blocks using
quality nutritional supplements.
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