If you're overweight, just losing ten pounds can help improve your health and possibly extend your life. While you may utilize fad diets for quick weight loss results, these diets aren't healthy as a long-term weight loss solution. You end up falling off the diet plan and gaining weight once again. However, at St. Petersburg Chiropractic Injury & Rehab, we use healthy, evidence-based medical weight loss methods you can incorporate in your life as a lifelong weight loss and maintenance plan.
Who Benefits from Our Weight Loss Plans
We prefer to help patients who are at risk for health conditions. Generally, these individuals are the ones who have a BMI of 25 or more. You're more at risk for health issues like a heart attack, stroke, or diabetes when your BMI is higher, and your risks only increase as your BMI increases.
We feel utilizing natural weight loss methods are beneficial to those who don't want to undergo surgery and those who are trying to lose weight without the use of risky methods.
We do also help people who just want to feel better about themselves.
Benefits of Weight Loss
Obviously, you'll feel much better about yourself when you're at a healthy weight. You'll have more confidence. For those who are severely overweight, you can reduce your risk of conditions that put you at a greater risk for premature death. Besides diabetes and heart disease, researchers identified a link between some cancers and obesity. You might find you can get around better, and you won't feel as out of breath during physical activity.
Treatments We Use
Nutritional changes can have a profound effect on your health. Decreasing the amount you eat in addition to altering the foods you eat can help you lose weight. You're also more likely to obtain all of the nutrition you require when you eat healthy foods. You have more energy when you receive adequate nutrition, meaning you're more likely to participate in physical activity to help you burn calories. Additionally, your metabolism requires certain vitamins and minerals to burn calories optimally -- in particular, B-complex vitamins.
Nutritional changes can also benefit you if you're prediabetic or diabetic. Limiting cholesterol and sodium also assists in keeping your heart and other organs healthy.
In some cases, our chiropractor may give you supplements to ensure you receive the right nutrients and help your metabolism function. We determine the appropriate supplements based on your nutritional habits and test results of the nutrient amounts in your system.
Our Chiropractor Can Help You Lose Weight and Live a Healthier Lifestyle
Schedule an appointment for medical weight loss with our chiropractor at St. Petersburg Chiropractic & Injury Rehab, serving St. Petersburg, FL, and the surrounding area, by calling (727) 519-3757 today.