Why Nutrition And Exercise May NOT Be Enough.
As Nutritional Consultants, we understand that eating according to your blood type and basing your nutrition on Natural Hygiene is very important to health. We work with Clients so they can understand their body and eat accordingly to stay healthy and have energy. Also exercise is very important to control stress, maintain a healthy heart, and keep muscle tissue. Regular Detoxing is also essential to maintain a healthy system.
However, sometimes more than this is necessary, in order to achieve your ideal body fat percentage. Often times your hypothalamus gland may need to be reset in order to achieve the benefits of good nutrition and ex-ercise. Or you may need help to boost your metabolism. We provide a complete solution in order to achieve and maintain your ideal weight and body.
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Body Fat and Your Health
High body fat has been linked to over 30 major health problems including diabetes, high blood pressure, cardi-ovascular disease, cancer and osteoarthritis.
Body Fat Location, Abdominal Fat and Body Fat Percentage
The amount of body fat we have is an important factor when dealing with weight control, but where our fat is stored is also equally important, especially for your health. The increasing fat we have around our midsection (abdominal fat or visceral fat) is the worse for our health. Excess abdominal fat has a strong link to “syndrome X,” the deadly quartet of high insulin, high sugar, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. Even in people who don’t have all these problems, excess abdominal fat is associated with high levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and low levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol. All in all, abdominal fat is strongly linked to an increases risk of heart disease and stroke and is far more hazardous to health than lower body fat.
Who Develops Excess Abdominal Fat?
In general, men tend to store fat around their midsection, while women store fat around their pelvis, thighs and butt. Aging is actually responsible for the middle-aged spread common in America, but the effect of your age is magnified enormously by the final factor, lack of exercise. In a recent study of 427 men between 17 and 90, it found that in each decade of adult life, the body fat of sedentary men increased by 17 percent and their waist circumference increased by 2 percent. Regular exercise, though, reduced fat accumulation to just 3 percent per decade and held the midbody bulge to just 1 percent per decade.
Waist Circumference – Indicator of Body Fat Location
A high waist circumference is associated with an increased risk for Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension, and cardi-ovascular disease (CVD) in patients with a body mass index (BMI) between 25-34.9.
Unhealthy Waist Circumference
If you are overweight (BMI 25+), then as a very general rule, an unhealthy waist circumference is above 35 inches for women, or above 40 inches for men.
There are 2 types of hunger: physical and emotional. Functional eating satisfies physical hunger. However emotional eating causes us to gain weight and fat. This is because we experience physical hunger when our leptin levels get low and so by eating, the food activates our fat to produce leptin. But when we eat without physical hunger we are creating leptin your body doesn’t need which will then be stored as excess fat.
This is a modality of coaching that allows or facilitates permanent change in an individual. This style of coaching was developed by Dr. Kelly Burris and we use this to help clients to not only complete their treatment but to change or improve their view of food and return to functional eating. This is where food is meant to be enjoyed only when you are hungry and to stop eating when you are no longer hungry.