We have a lot of patients who haven’t exercised for years, don’t enjoy exercise, and don’t know where to start to incorporate exercise for weight loss into their lives.
So, when it comes to starting your weight loss journey with Garrow Wellness Center, sometimes we won’t even consider adding exercise to your weight loss program, especially if it is not something you are comfortable doing. Instead, we start with a healthy diet plan for weight loss.
However, the best way to lose weight combines movement and activity with a healthy weight loss diet. Our weight loss programs are designed around you, incorporating movement slowly and consistently, and setting achievable goals to help you lose weight safely.
You Can’t Out-Train A Bad Diet!
Firstly, no matter how much exercise you do, if you haven’t got your diet plan for weight loss, you will never lose weight.
In fact, they say that up to 80% of a weight loss journey is determined by the food you eat, not how much you move or exercise.
It doesn’t matter how much you move or exercise, if you are eating more calories than you burn off, you will not lose weight. That is why the first thing to think we look at when starting an online weight loss program with Garrow Wellness Center is a nutrition plan for weight loss.
Getting your nutrition right and making sure you are eating a healthy, balanced diet is the best way to kickstart a new healthier lifestyle and will start the pounds dropping off!
Some top tips on how to lose weight without exercise are:
- Eat three healthy, balanced meals a day packed with vegetables, lean proteins, and complex carbohydrates.
- Have two healthy snacks a day such as fruit or nuts.
- Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. Water is a natural appetite suppressant and can keep you feel full when you get the urge to snack.
- Get plenty of sleep; when you are well rested, you make better decisions and are more likely to choose foods that support your weight loss diet.
A Slow, Gentle Exercise To Aid Weight Loss
Once you have been able to implement changes to your diet and are comfortable with the adjustments you have made, the next stage of your healthy weight loss program is to begin to add light, easy movement into your life.
The easiest way to do this is to think about the movement you already make in your life and see where you could make small, incremental changes to add more movement.
- Do you drive to work? Could you park a little further away and walk in? Could you cycle?
- Do you walk the dog? Could you take them on a longer route tonight?
- Do you take the elevator? Could you take the stairs?
- Are you seated for most of the day? Could you get up every 30 minutes and walk around for 5 minutes?
As you can see, adding movement to your life to support your weight loss diet doesn’t need to be structured, to begin with. It can be as simple as adding more steps to your day or doing something that raises your heart rate slightly.
Chiropractic Service Can Help You Lose Weight
Noradrenaline, human growth hormone, adrenaline, insulin, and cortisol regulate within the central nervous system and no amount of diet restriction will override the pursuit to reach an ideal weight if the body’s hormones are out of sync. Numerous catalysts create hormone imbalance. Most healthcare professionals do not understand that abnormal spinal mechanics play a large role in hormone regulation. Many medical health professionals advocate diet and exercise for weight loss, even encouraging medicinal supplements for those struggling to improve their health. Chiropractic professionals understand that hormones must be regulated in order to maximize the results of any diet and exercise regimen.
Many people are surprised to learn that regular visits to a chiropractor can not only enable you to lose weight, but they can also be instrumental in helping you to keep the weight off and live a longer, healthier life. This is because chiropractors don’t only focus on spinal health. While they specialize in realigning the spine, which helps to improve problems such as back and leg pain, chiropractors are also educated in the arts of rehabilitative exercise, massage and nutrition counseling. They do this because these therapies have also been shown to be effective in helping our bodies to manage themselves better from the inside.
When your spine is misaligned, communication of spinal nerves is hindered. This affects the signals that control your hunger and eating cues. In addition to hunger cues, individuals who suffer from spinal misalignment often experience chronic pain or decreased range of motion.
It becomes more and more difficult to maintain a physically active lifestyle. Chiropractic adjustments can effectively relieve, if not eliminate, these problems and provide a much easier path for weight loss and overall health.