More than two-thirds of all adults in America are overweight and in dire need of weight loss. Because of these numbers, the diet industry in this country is booming. Americans spend more than 40 billion dollars a year on weight loss programs and products, so why is obesity such an epidemic in this country?
Searching for What’s Right Under Our Noses
I believe a lot of the problem with weight loss in this country is the same problem we have in many other areas—we try to make things too difficult. We refuse to believe that there’s a simple solution for dieting, no matter how many times we hear it.
If you ask a nutritionist how to lose weight, the answer will probably be a simple one; you have to use up more calories than you take in. You can take all the pills or drink all the powdered mixes that you want, but at the end of the day if you’re taking in more calories than you burn up in a day, you’re going to gain weight.
How Chiropractic Can Help
Chiropractic care promotes a lifestyle of health and wellness. Therapeutic adjustments are just one facet of this healthcare. Your chiropractic team believes that healthiness is more than just physical. In order to be truly well, the body, spirit and mind must all be balanced properly.
Your chiropractic team knows that lasting weight loss requires a change in lifestyle—not going on a diet for a few weeks. Furthermore, your chiropractor knows that it’s very difficult to expect lasting change to occur in one facet of your life without making changes in all areas.
Have you ever said that you needed to lose 10 pounds before an important event like a wedding or a school reunion? If you did go on a diet to meet that goal, did the weight stay off? I’m betting that it didn’t. The stress of an upcoming event, combined with the negative messages that you give yourself, aren’t typically indicative of a lasting change.
If you’d like to lose weight and keep it off, the road to success lies in making an overall life change, and your chiropractic team can help. Your chiropractor can address any physical problems in your body like hypothyroidism that may be causing you to have difficulty losing weight. Barring any physical problems, your doctor of chiropractic can then work with you on a nutritional plan to help you lose weight healthily. Lastly, your chiropractor can explain the importance of stress relief and how a life filled with tension can sabotage your diet goals.
Talk to your chiropractic team today about how you can lose weight and keep it off. 66 percent of the adults in this country may be overweight, but you don’t have to be one of them anymore.
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