Make Sure Your Diet is Nutrient Rich Help You Sustain Weight Loss!
Over the years we have been encouraged to believe that managing our weight is all about calories in and calories out. Many weight management programmes promote this simple formula, and huge franchises have thrived using calorie counting to promote their business model. However, I’ve spent three decades’ observing and learning, and I genuinely believe that achieving a healthy weight is far more complicated.
There isn’t a one size fits all solution to maintaining a healthy weight as we have different body shapes and store weight in different areas of our body, even lean individuals have been shown to store too much fat around major organs, resulting in serious health conditions like non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. There also isn’t just one reason why we lean towards eating unhealthy foods, in clinic, I identify many examples, low mood, stress, blood sugar dysregulation, hormonal imbalance, exhaustion, chronic pain, self-soothing, I’m pretty sure I still haven’t discovered them all.
One thing that I know is important is nutrient intake, limiting nutrient rich foods to reduce calories, makes no sense. For example, the body needs a good level of healthy fat to function correctly, your brain is nearly 60% fat, and needs essential fatty acids daily to function optimally. Why would any diet regime ask you to avoid all fat? It simply makes no scientific sense. However, simply reducing your intake of simple carbohydrates helps balance blood sugar levels and reduces cravings. Once you are in control of your carbohydrate cravings it is far easier to achieve a healthy weight.