Have you ever wondered what the perfect diet is for you? What the perfect recipe for weight loss really is?
The truth is, there is no one magic diet. What works for one person may not work for another. People lose weight, and then it comes back and they move onto the next fad diet. We see this all the time with fad diets.
The key is diet and weight loss is understanding that every person is different.
Our gut bacteria is different. How we process food is different. Diets have to be individualized to be successful. It’s more about changing your lifestyle, moderation, nutrition, and getting the most out of the foods you put into your body. Weight loss for someone on a high protein diet might not do anything for someone else. I see this all the time: A husband and wife will go on the same diet; one will lose 30 pounds and the other will lose only a few pounds, or nothing at all.
This is why, at Shakthi, we create a food plan for life.
At Shakthi, our weight loss program is focused on teaching our patients how to eat well, and stay well. It comes back to personalized medicine. What’s right for one isn’t right for another. We work with each patient to understand their body, to find out what is unbalanced and what is going on in the gut, and then address underlying health issues while teaching patients how to get the right nutrition for their body type.
All Diets Are Not Created Equal- Goals for Personalized Weight Loss
- Everything in the body works together. Eating healthy and even losing weight is more than just what comes in and what goes out. Weight loss depends on a well-balanced body including reducing stress, balancing hormones, and getting adequate sleep. At Shakthi, our weight loss program begins with ridding the body of what is causing inflammation. When you reduce triggers that cause inflammation, including stress, certain foods, and hormone imbalances, people begin to lose weight. When you get your body back in balance, you can use the food and nutrients you eat properly.
- Tailor your diet to your body. All diets works differently based on the person. The Paleo diet, plant-based, and the Mediterranean diets, for example, all have great principles that focus on less refined sugars and less insulin stimulus. At Shakthi, we tailor these methods based on the needs of the patient. We look at whether a person is insulin resistant, gluten sensitive, at high-risk for heart disease, or have hormone issues. For example, if we find that a person has a gut bacteria pattern suggestive of bacteria overgrowth, then we know they might not lose weight on a plant-based diet. Why? Because their bodies can’t process beans, legumes, or certain fruits and veggies.
The Shakthi weight loss method takes a person’s whole body into consideration in order to create a personalized plan for health, optimal nutrition, and weight loss.
- Consume less sugar and preservatives. It’s not all about calorie counting and eliminating fats. Look at food labels; if you don’t know what an ingredient is, or if the food doesn’t go bad in three to five days, don’t eat it! Consider some of the products like breads that you may have in your fridge. Does it still look good six weeks after you buy it? If so, it’s filled with preservatives. For optimal health, start with whole foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Shop the perimeter of the market for fresh foods instead of the middle of the store where packaged goods are filled with preservatives and hidden, refined sugars like high fructose corn syrup that wreak havoc on many systems of the body.
With so many weight loss products on the market today, it’s easy to get into a cycle of weight loss and gain. When looking for the perfect diet, it really comes down to consuming the right foods that provide your body with optimal nutrition. The key is getting your body in balance first and addressing underlying conditions that can lead to weight gain including inflammation, stress, sleep problems, and hormone imbalance. When you personalize your weight loss plan to fit the needs of your body, you’ll be amazed at how good you feel as you begin your diet for life.
Find out how Shakthi can help you develop a personalized weight loss plan and help you get the most out of life and keep your body and your health in balance, naturally.
Call us today 301-703-5067.