Everyday we read about the latest fad diet that promises rapid and easy weight loss. However, crash diets are not the answer to sustained weight loss. This is because as you reduce your food intake to lose weight, your body gets a signal that food is scarce and consequently slows down your metabolism to maximise the small amount of food it is receiving. When you return to your normal eating pattern everything you eat is being metabolised at a much slower rate and you regain weight even faster than before.
In order to achieve long-term sustained weight loss you need to identify the underlying factors which are contributing to weight gain. It is not always as simple as overeating. There is often a combination of factors at play and these factors vary by individual.
Common Causes of Weight Gain
- Nutrient deficiencies
- An imbalance in blood sugar causing cravings for sugar and stimulants
- Depression or anxiety
- Eating the wrong combination of foods
- Food allergies and intolerances
- Yeast overgrowth
- A slow metabolism due to an under-active thyroid
I take a detailed case history so that I can identify any factors which may be contributing to weight gain. I then develop a personalised programme aimed at addressing these factors and promoting long-term sustained weight loss.
For those who feel they would benefit from ongoing support I offer a weight loss programme page.
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