It’s that time of year again, gyms are packed and “diets” begin. The motivation to lose weight is high, but the way that most go about addressing it is unfortunately short lived. It happens year after year, the latest fad diet, over exercising, and restricting calories are some of the most common attempts to lose weight, and yet for many, this is almost never a permanent or sustainable solution.
According to Albert Einstein, “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
I love this quote because of how true it is. We’ve all been there, especially when it comes to battling with weight. The idea of weight loss being a simple equation of calories in and calories out, was ingrained into most of our heads at a young age, not to mention being bombarded with subliminal messages, confusing real health with physical looks from the multi billion dollar weight loss and fitness industries.
Calorie counting might work for some, though it’s short lived and not to mention restricting calories typically means restricting nutrients. For many the issue is deeper, especially as one gets older. Weight loss is a science, and therefore it’s important to take into account all body systems (just as in any health challenge) to attain sustainable results. Simply put, weight loss is a symptom of a greater imbalance happening in the body. This means weight should not be the focus, but instead, understanding how to optimize how your body functions is the secret to natural and permanent weight loss.
Our bodies are incredible machines that when given the correct building blocks, nutrition, and support, it can take care of the rest, including getting rid of extra weight, and maintaining a healthy symptom free body.
What “greater imbalances” am I referring to?
As a Nutritional Therapist, my take on weight loss is looking at more than just the diet someone is consuming. Other factors that need to be in place before healthy weight loss can occur, include:
- Fatty Acid Deficiency
- Stress & Adrenal Fatigue
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Toxin Overload
- Brain Chemistry Deficiency (can cause stress eating)
- Digestive Problems
- Food Sensitivities
- Yeast Overgrowth
- Unstable Blood Sugar
- Dehydration & Mineral Imbalances
Everyone is different; some people may have multiple symptoms, where others may only have one, and then there are those who may be eating healthy foods, but maybe not the right foods that work for their body.
“How Do I know If These Issues Are Affecting Me?”
That would be a very long article, actually more like a book if I were to describe each of these topics in the way that they should be addressed. Instead, the symptoms listed below should help you determine if you have any of the above.
- Digestive symptoms: Bloating, constipation/ diarrhea, heartburn, foul smelling gas, stomach pain/ growling, nausea/ vomiting
- Food Sensitivities: Headaches, fatigue, joint pain/ inflammation, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, skin condition
- Yeast Overgrowth: Yeast infections, nail fungus, foggy brain, poor memory, history of antibiotic use, using birth control pill, sensitive to tobacco/ mold/ artificial fragrances, mood swings, food sensitivities, craving for starch/sweets daily….
- Unstable Blood Sugar: Shakiness or fatigue after eating, irritable if meals are missed, poor memory, confusion, cravings for sweets, dizziness, inability to stay asleep
- Dehydration/ Mineral Imbalances: Cramps, breaking nails, irritable, osteoporosis, depression, headaches, muscular cramps, fatigue, weight gain, constipation, insomnia, skin problems, hair loss…
- Fatty Acid Deficiency: Dry flaky skin, tension headache, muscle fatigue, cravings for fatty or greasy foods, moodiness, irritable, nausea, gallbladder attacks…
- Adrenal Fatigue: Unbalanced blood sugar, fatigue, cravings for salt, decreased sex drive, light headed, depression, increased PMS, memory problems…
- Hormonal Imbalances: weight gain, low libido, decrease in bone and muscle mass, fatigue, poor memory, headaches, sleep apnea, skin issues, depression, hot flashes, night sweats, hair loss, irregular periods, PMS, anxiety, water retention…
- Toxin Overload: Body odor, bad breath, skin conditions, cellulite, digestive problems, headaches, hormonal imbalances, pain/ inflammation, chemical sensitivities, motion sickness, fatigue, difficulty losing weight, sleep problems, sinus congestion, puffy eyes or dark circles, difficulty concentrating…
- Brain Chemistry Deficiency: Anxiety, depression, mood instability, irritability, attention deficit, behavior problems, inability to focus/ concentrate…
This is why losing those unwanted pounds and eating healthy can be frustrating. If you don’t know the root cause of your weight gain, how can you ever address it correctly?
The Get At The Roots Program is a great way to understand this. I have been teaching this program for 3 years; started in a classroom setting and now transitioned into an online class, where participants can join from the convenience of their own home, and from anywhere in the world! I want everyone to know this important information and learn how to truly nourish and love their bodies again.
You can finally say bye to the exhausting and old school mentality of a traditional weight loss approach, including:
- Yo-yo Dieting
- Fad Diets
- Counting Calories, Fat Grams or Points
- Confusing Information About Health and Nutrition
- Fake Packaged Diet Food
Instead, The GET AT THE ROOTS™ program works by addressing the underlying issues of weight gain, information you won’t get in other weight loss programs. Without correcting the cause, weight loss can be extremely difficult, if not impossible, even with a perfect diet and hard work. Major weight loss programs do not provide accurate information to lose weight and keep it off. This program will help you gain back control of your life and body once and for all!