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There are many issues surrounding the desire to lose weight. To keep weight off permanently it is often necessary to look at underlying issues that may be causing you to eat in excess of what your body needs. Associated mental imbalances are depression, negative self image, and addiction.
Most people know that a "healthy diet" is recommended for weight loss, but what is a healthy diet? It is one which is generally low in sugar and high in fibre. Avoid fad diets (the latest craze in dieting) and opt for slow weight loss to ensure the weight does not come back. It is easy to hear advise but staying motivated or sticking to a healthy diet is not easy. If your body has been accustomed to high sugar levels it is difficult to break the habit. You know what you should not be eating but you might be "addicted" to foods rich in sugar. We know that chips and chocolate are not healthy but if you crave them constantly, it is a upward struggle and battle with willpower to get off them. A good approach would be to introduce things that are good for you into your diet rather than deny yourself food. Substitute a natural fruit juice instead of a can of cola. Steam vegetables instead of frying. Gradually over time you will be eating healthy and your body will respond accordingly. If you try too hard for the weight to drop by extended fasting, or following one diet or another you will not achieve the healthy lifestyle and healthy body weight that you set out to get. By extreme measures you may in fact introduce more disease to the body by developing an eating disorder such as Anorexia Nervosa or Bulimia.
Do you really know what constitutes a healthy diet? Everyone is different and we may or may not have specific ailments that need special dietary requirements. A Naturopath will aid your desire to lose weight (see Naturopathy) by looking at you as an individual and working out the exact nutrients that you need or have been lacking to aid digestion. By aiding digestion you are allowing your body to digest food easily. It is logical that if we take in too much heavy foods such as red meat that lie dormant in our stomach and become a problem to digest, if not burned off by exercise, the food will turn to fat. A Naturopath will provide support and encouragement as you go through the process of finding what foodstuff is good for you.
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If you are looking to lose weight, improve your health due to an existing illness or condition; or simply improve your existing diet a consultation with an accredited dietitian or nutritionist may be just the ticket.
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There is no magic number when it comes to the amount of calories that you should be eating to either lose or maintain weight.
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