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Can Weight Management be a Trend or Solution?

How's your weight management program working for you? I know many of readers are probably wondering what am I talking about. Exactly!

This is an opportunity to examine our weight management styles and understand what weight management is really about. When people talk about losing or gaining weight they often are thinking interns of a meal plan that works. This is the foundation of weight management. It all starts with food. Yes, food is the main source. Although, many readers will not agree to this, because some people are not concerned about the food they ate, but the weight that comes with eating. So, they desperately follow the next diet trend to eat without guilt. I am just saying, looking at the trends we are all anxious to get more information about eating wholesome foods that work for our body and not against us.

Let's look at the definition of food: It is defined as any "nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink or that plants absorb in order to maintain life and growth."

When we talk about weight management we are talking about the intake of food which is a nutritious substance. When we decide to manage our weight we will either manage the calorie intake or output. That is a definition of nutrition science. Looking for how much calories in the food you are eating; intake refers to the calories you get from the foods you eat, and output refers to the number of calories you burn; also, known as I/O.

Losing weight depends on less energy to function. This energy is in the calories from food choices we eat. Most of the energy we make comes from our energy factor called "mitochondria." The mitochondria are organelles, found in muscle fibers that are responsible for generating energy.

The cell's energy is called adenosine Tri-phosphate (ATP). We all need ATP to help our body store energy from the foods we eat. If you gain muscle you will lose fat. Eating a high consumption of sugar-perservatives, over cooked foods and beverages can decrease the efficiency of mitochondria. If you are able to exercise on a regular basis, and include a rich diet in fruits, and vegetable, an improvement in your health will include a realistic weight loss program, and steps to better manage your weight. Our body will first stimulate fat burning and restrict caloric intake to reduce hunger. Reducing the energy obtain in our diet is less food intake. Overall, with the proper nutrition and exercise plan it will help to stimulate our energy factors, and improve our health. To lose weight we should eat fewer calories, exercise, and stress less.

Maintaining our weight depends on caloric intake. On a day to day basis, the body is burning fat and maintaining energy. The focus is about maintaining a healthy weight. The factors that are noted depend on behavior and habit. Behaviors can either help you or break you and the daily habits play a big role in the decisions we make about food. What we eat, what time and how much. Changing your mindset can be challenging, it takes effort, determination and belief. When the scale isn't revealing your ideal body weight, don't get discouraged, exercising can bring about changes in the body, for instance the scale is working but the weight is not going down. You maybe maintaining a steady weight by eating the necessary calories, that are needed based on your age, sex, height, weight, and physical activity level. Muscle gain is fat loss.

Our metabolism plays a role in weight maintenance. Eating the right foods can help us maintain our weight and prevent chronic health conditions, such as, heart disease, diabetes, and high cholesterol. Wrong food combination can be associated with different symptoms such as, Acidosis, Gerd, Bloating, Constipation, Irritable Bile Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, and High Blood Sugar. To maintain a healthy weight it's important to adopt an eating habit rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean protein, low-fat dairy and fresh water. Low and high metabolism can contribute to weight gain or loss.

If you have low metabolism, weight can be maintained by exercising and eating metabolism boosting foods. Such as, protein-rich foods, like meat, fish, eggs, dairy, legumes, nuts, and seeds. If you have high metabolism, weight can be maintained by eating larger quantities of food. However, this can contribute to other health conditions If not monitored properly by a primary care provider.

Gaining weight depends on the choices of foods, that are sufficient in macronutrients and micronutrients, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. And the supply of vitamins and minerals that's required for healthy bones, muscles and good cellular health. Eating a good balance of healthy fats, such as avocados, and some nuts if able to tolerate will to maintain the efficiency of mitochondria. It is best to have a meal plan to help with healthy eating. Remember to eat according to the necessary calories that are needed based on your age, sex, height, weight, and physical activity.

In Conclusion:

Weight Management is a solution not a trend.

Excess body fat can create health conditions that affect our metabolism.

Poor eating habits can be related to environment, genetics, and individual lifestyles.

people want to exercise and lose weight/

High and low metabolism can contribute to hyperthyroidism, or hypothyroidism.

Weight management is popular, and research has shown that every year the weight loss industry has created opportunities for consumer's to gain access to health and wellness programs and products focusing on weight loss and lifestyles change. It is a common New year's resolution to lose weight. The weight-loss statistics 2023, per Sam Phoenix, who has written many health and nutrition blogs, wrote: "Millions of people in the US are trying to lose weight every day. The demand for product, service, and education has made the weight loss industry worth an incredible $3.4 Billion in 2023, in the US alone. And with 80% adults saying they "could be healthier" more growth can expected."

"Here's Health To You Naturally!"

Dr. Brenda J. Pratt, H.D., PhD

Certified Holistic Hygio~Physician

Board Certified HHP (A.A.D.P.)


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