Excess Weight

Home » Excess Weight

Weight LossIntegrative treatment in Brooklyn, NY 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 restrivtive diet and exercise are not sustainable long-term solutions. The doctors at NY Center for Integrative Medicine in Brooklyn, NY 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, as soon as you resume normal eating and activity, the pounds come back. Even people who make changes after dieting tend to regain the weight, because they usually don’t know exactly what caused the problem. In order to make 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:

  • Genetics
  • Mental health
  • Physical medical conditions
  • Side effects of medications
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Environmental factors

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, mental and physical health, according to your body’s specific needs. Treatment from NY Center for Integrative Medicine 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.