Integrative treatment in Manhattan, New York, and Stamford, Connecticut can help you end the battle with excess weight
Dieting has been something of an American obsession for decades. Unfortunately, it rarely works, at least not in the long term. In fact, 95% of people gain back their original weight or more after a restrictive diet. Even worse, many people blame themselves for “failing” in their weight loss efforts. The reality is that a restrictive diet and exercise are not sustainable long-term solutions. The doctors at the New York Center for Integrative Health in New York, New York, can help you understand the underlying cause of excess weight and eliminate it for good.
Why is Weight Loss So Difficult?
In theory, it should be simple: burn more calories than you consume, and the pounds should come off. However, according to this theory, the human body stores and uses fuel in predictable, standardized ways, similar to an automobile with defined gas mileage. In truth, the body is incredibly complex. More importantly, everybody is different.
The reality of weight loss is that what works well for one person might not work at all for another. Moreover, weight-loss diets are not intended to be permanent. Therefore, the pounds come back as soon as you resume normal eating and activity. Even people who make changes after dieting tend to regain weight because they usually don’t know what caused the problem. In order to create impactful and effective changes, you need to begin with an understanding of where your excess weight came from.
What Causes Excess Weight?
The standard answer is overeating and a sedentary lifestyle. Those factors can certainly cause a person to pack on the pounds, but they are only two of many potential factors. Other possibilities include:
- Mental health
- Physical medical conditions
- Side effects of medications
- Hormonal imbalance
- Environmental factors
Dr. Robert Kachko discusses Long Term Sustainable Medical Weight Loss
Hi, this is Dr. Robert Kachko from New York and Stamford Centers for Integrative Medicine, and I’d like to spend some time today discussing long-term sustainable weight loss.
There’s a reason that 95% of people who lose weight from a diet tend to gain it back or gain more weight. That’s because our body responds to severe restriction by changing what’s called our basal metabolic rate.
How can you lose weight and keep the weight off?
In order to really sustainably lose weight, lose it and keep it off, we need to take a personalized approach to your health care because the body that is healthy in an optimal way and is in alignment with all of its personal needs is more likely to be at a healthy long-term weight.
Usually that includes a personalized nutrition plan that one of our clinicians can help you develop.
It includes a personalized exercise plan as well as targeted nutrients, botanicals, and sometimes when necessary prescription medications.
What are the areas to consider to help sustainable medical weight loss?
Our goal with all of these treatments is to address various aspects of your physiology. It can include inflammation and oxidative stress, hormone health, including thyroid health, and your sex hormones like your estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.
It can include addressing digestive health and nutrient deficiencies that might result, and include addressing your fluid metabolism so making sure that your body isn’t holding on to excess water weight, which is often a reason why people cannot lose weight.
Similarly, we have to consider the environment in each of your weight loss plans because very often, our body will hold on to excess weight if it’s exposed to all kinds of environmental toxicants and that it’s doing its best to clear.
With this sort of long-term sustainable medical weight loss plan, most people do quite well and are able to keep their weight off forever.
Make an appointment with us today, and we’ll help you on your journey to sustainable well-being.
Is There an Effective Way to Take Off the Weight and Keep It Off?
Yes, and it is unique to you. A healthy weight is a side effect of a healthy body. The key to weight management is to optimize your nutrition, activity, and mental and physical health according to your body’s specific needs. Treatment from the New York Center for Integrative Health is more than a simple weight management program. It is a health optimization program that results in shedding excess weight. Call us today to find out how we can help.
Dr. Robert Kachko, Founder and Director of the NY Center for Integrative Health, is a pioneer in Naturopathic and Integrative Medicine and has developed an extensive bio-psychosocial methodology for people living with chronic diseases. As Immediate Past President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Dr. Kachko advocates for healthcare reform to allow everyone accesses to the kind of care our clinic provides.