The idea that calories in are equal to calories out is extremely out-dated. Most fad diets are built around this concept or require restrictive and unrealistic eating patterns that are not sustainable long term.
If you have tried every diet around, or find that you are eating all the right things and still not losing weight you could be struggling with weight loss resistance. Weight loss resistance is commonly an indicator of hormonal imbalance. This includes insulin resistance, leptin resistance, thyroid hormones, sex hormones, stress/adrenal hormones and more.
By identifying and treating the unique driver(s) of your weight loss resistance, weight loss will happen naturally and at a healthy pace.
Stress and adrenal hormones
Sleep and circadian rhythm
Diet and exercise
The first step in treating weight loss resistance is a comprehensive intake and workup to determine what your unique drivers are. Blood work can be run to assess the health of the thyroid gland, digestive system, sex hormones, adrenal hormones, and insulin and blood sugar balance
A thorough investigation into your history of and current diet, sleep, and stress patterns are considered in every case.
Once underlying drivers(s) are identified a unique treatment plan will be put together. Depending on what is uncovered this may include:
Custom dietary recommendations to combat insulin resistance and blood sugar imbalance
Rebalancing sex hormones using botanical medicines or bio-identical hormone replacement therapy if required
Supporting the health of the thyroid gland through supplementation and desiccated thyroid hormones if required
Supporting the stress response and the adrenal glands through dietary and lifestyle changes as well as acupuncture and botanical medicine
Addressing any digestive imbalance such as IBS, SIBO or dysbiosis that could be impacting proper nutrient absorption and inflammation
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Acne, Adrenal fatigue, Amenorrhea, Bacterial Vaginosis, Breast Pain, Chronic UTIs, Cortisol imbalance, Endometriosis, Fertility, Fibrocystic Breasts, Hair Loss, Heavy Bleeding, HPA axis dysfunction, Hyperthyroidism (Graves Disease), Hypothyroidism (Including Autoimmune Thyroiditis aka Hashimotos), Low Libido, Menopause (hot Flashes, vaginal dryness, sleep, mood), Ovarian Cysts, Pelvic Pain, PCOS, PMDD, PMS, Post Birth Control Syndrome, Yeast Infections