Weight gain or difficulty losing weight can be caused by many things, such as suboptimal diet and exercise, food sensitivities, insulin resistance, excess or low cortisol, thyroid dysfunction, estrogen dominance, and others. Dr. Annie will help you determine the root cause.
This individualized weight loss program consists of weekly visits for 4 weeks, then every two weeks for the remaining 8 weeks, and includes an initial intake, weigh-ins, measurements, body fat percentage, nutritional counselling, a 1-week meal plan, supplement and lab test recommendations, acupuncture, and injections to boost metabolism and fat loss.
Topics discussed over the course of the program include: Insulin and Carbohydrates, Intermittent Fasting, Cortisol and Lifestyle, Hydration, Protein, Fat, and Exercise.
Various tests may be recommended for your individual situation. These tests may include but are not limited to: food sensitivity testing, insulin resistance panel, adrenal function panel (cortisol), female or male hormone panel, thyroid panel. Note: if you have recent blood work or other testing, bring it to your first appointment, or Dr. Annie can send for it.
Specific supplements will be recommended based on your individual needs to help stimulate your metabolism, reduce inflammation, increase energy, and more.
How much weight will I lose?
- The amount and speed of weight loss depends on many factors, including starting weight and adherence to the program recommendations. A heavier person can expect to lose more weight (20 lbs or more) faster than someone closer to their target weight. A healthy rate of weight loss is 0.5-1 lb per week, amounting to 6-12 lbs lost over the 12 weeks. More than that is associated with rebound weight gain since your metabolism is not used to your new weight.
- By taking what you learn in the program and continuing with your diet and exercise past the 12 weeks, you will continue to lose weight.
- The program may be repeated as often as you need.
How restrictive is the program?
- This program is not based on calorie restriction. Studies show that diet restriction is not always effective. Calorie restriction can cause feelings of deprivation and is more likely to lead to binge-eating. We provide sustainable, healthy diet tips, and recommend an 80/20 approach.
Call Complete Health Chiropractic and Massage for more information and to book your initial visit today!