There are several aspects that we address in our approach to weight management including: detoxification, education, nutrition, exercise as well as goals and attitudes. In any weight loss program, we also need to address any possible underlying causes of excess weight – for example, thyroid imbalance, adrenal fatigue, food intolerances creating inflammation and cravings, medications or insulin resistance. Our weight loss program is a long-term lifestyle change rather than simply a diet. Weight loss occurs naturally and easily when the body’s metabolism is functioning well and you are fueled appropriately.
Weight loss programs can be discussed with our naturopathic doctors and nutritionist.
There are many emotional issues related to weight loss. Emotional eating that may hinder weight loss is a way of finding comfort. Weight stored in specific areas may be a way the body insulates from past emotional abuse. Many people approach dietary and exercise changes necessary for weight loss with a self-punishing attitude rather than with compassion for their vulnerability. Psychotherapy is an opportunity to build a trusting relationship where you feel safe to share feelings and explore beliefs about yourself.