Weight management does not only mean losing excess weight. Weight management focuses on maintaining a healthy weight through healthy lifestyle choices and by supporting the body’s metabolism to function optimally.
A solid foundation for any weight management is a healthy diet and exercise. Making good food choices, burning calories and increasing muscle mass has been supported both by research and clinical results. A healthy diet has some basic rules such as increasing vegetables and decreasing sugar. Individual recommendations are also made by one of our Calgary naturopathic doctors to best suit each patient. Food allergy testing may also be recommended to identify foods that should be avoided.
In addition to diet and exercise, a complete hormone evaluation may be necessary. Many hormones affect metabolism.
Hormones Affecting Metabolism
- Growth hormone
Neurotransmitters may also be tested to help to manage food cravings. Neurotransmitters such as Serotonin and Dopamine have been linked to appetite control and food cravings. A complete evaluation and neurotransmitter treatment plan can make achieving your optimal weight easier.
Our naturopathic doctors of the Nardella clinic in Calgary work with you to identify any challenges to you may have to reaching an ideal healthy weight, and develop a whole body approach to both reaching and maintaining your optimal weight.