Most people want to lose weight, even if it is just a few pounds, but the thought of beginning a new diet or exercise plan can feel intimidating and daunting. That’s where we come in. At Naples Vitality in Naples, FL, we offer guided weight loss programs that will help you reevaluate your lifestyle from many different angles so that you can lose weight, improve your overall health and well-being, and live life to the fullest day in and day out.
What Is Included in a Guided Weight Loss Program?
A successful guided weight loss program looks at the individual from every angle and through every life lens. Your weight is more than just a number on the scale. When you choose our office to help you reach your goal weight, we will review some different aspects that can help you lose the weight you need and keep it off for good. Changing your lifestyle and adopting different habits that you can maintain is the most manageable way to lose weight.
The Tools You Need to Succeed
When you choose a guided program to help you lose weight instead of doing it on your own, you won’t be alone. We will provide you with the tools you need to succeed, the support necessary to meet your goals, and knowledge on how to maintain a healthy weight over time.
You’ll learn that the most successful type of weight loss is one that views your lifestyle from every angle and helps you make the necessary changes so that you can live life to the fullest, all at the healthiest weight.
A good way to begin a guided weight loss program is to consider detoxification. The healthiest weight loss comes from ridding your body of the foods and lifestyle habits that can negatively impact your body and your ability to lose weight. You can begin this process by flushing out toxins and naturally detoxing your system. Natural detoxification can help set your body up for success, increase your energy, and set you on the right pass to lose weight healthily.
The Core Parts of a Detox Diet
A detox diet isn’t meant to shock your body by forcing you into fasting or undergoing any kind of drastic regimen. We can help design a detox diet customized to your needs and goals. While everyone’s detoxification diet will look different, there are some key aspects that we will incorporate into your plan to help increase your energy levels, rid your body of toxins, and help you look and feel your best. These aspects include:
- Changing your food choices to those that naturally detox the body
- Removing inflammatory foods from your diet
- Focusing on gut health
- Adding different sources of plants to the diet, including plant-based supplements
- Removing all processed foods from your diet, including processed meats
- Learning how to reduce and manage stress
- Increasing total sleep to eight hours each night
- Getting adequate exercise each day
- Adding naturally healing herbs and spices to your diet
The benefit of incorporating these detoxification strategies into your lifestyle is that they won’t shock your body and cause you significant physical and mental discomfort like many crash detox diets do. These key aspects will help reset your body, and you can easily maintain many of them and incorporate daily habits to help you lose the necessary weight quickly and safely.
The Importance of Realistic Expectations
When we design a detox diet to help reset your system to lose weight, we will tell you what kind of results you can expect. Your results will be unique to you since you have specific goals and desires in mind regarding your outcome and your lifestyle. We’ll provide you with all of the information you need to so that you can begin a detox, accomplish your goals, and continue living a healthy lifestyle.
Nutrition is key when it comes to losing weight, which is why we place such a strong emphasis on helping our patients overhaul their diet to help them lose weight. However, we won’t set you up on a crash diet because statistics show that crash diets are not maintainable long-term. They set you up for failure from the beginning and do nothing to teach you how to eat well and maintain a healthy lifestyle over time. We can help you begin different diets, including:
- The Paleo diet
- Plant-based diets
- Ketogenic diets
- Autoimmune protocol diet
We’ll help you remove the foods from your diet that are not conducive to weight loss. We’ll help with your initial meal plans and teach you how to eat not just to lose weight but to increase your energy, improve your skin, and achieve optimal health and wellness.
Exercise is more than just a way to burn calories; it is essential to optimal health and wellness. While it primarily impacts your physical health, it also affects your mental and emotional health in ways you may have never realized. We can guide you along your journey to optimal health by teaching you the best ways to exercise. We won’t force you into a body-building workout routine, but we will help you lose fat and build lean muscle mass.
The beauty of exercise is that it looks different for everyone. Some people need high-intensity interval training; others need physical therapy. Whatever your background and needs, we’ll create a customized plan that will help you lose weight if necessary and build lean muscle mass. You’ll increase your metabolism, experience the highs of endorphin rushes, and increase circulation and blood flow, which helps promote overall health and vitality.
Listening to Your Body
One of the healthiest ways to perform and view exercise involves listening to your body. Sometimes your body has the energy, but your mind lacks the motivation. In that case, you need to push past your mental blocks and limits to meet and surpass your goals. Other times, your body hurts, but your mind wants to push your body despite the red flags signaling pain. If your body is telling you to rest, it’s best to rest.
As you walk along this new journey, you will learn to listen to your body, and as a result, you’ll experience all of the benefits that come from exercise, necessary rest, and discipline.
Many people don’t understand just how important a role mindset plays when it comes to successfully walking through a journey to help you lose weight. If you live a high-stress lifestyle, it may be negatively impacting your weight, and as a result, losing weight may feel impossible. When we sit down with you to evaluate your lifestyle, we’ll explain just how much stress affects your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
While mindset may not seem as though it is related to weight loss, it can significantly impact helping you lose the necessary weight. During this consultation, we will discuss different aspects, including managing your stress levels, further developing your personality, altering your lifestyle to adopt healthier habits, and incorporating different daily rituals to help you stay on track.
Making Positive Changes
Losing weight to reach a healthy weight is a positive life change. We want to empower you to accomplish your goals to live a full, happy, and healthy life. Dr. King and our experienced team members will help create a mindset reevaluation program that will include lifestyle alterations, supplement suggestions, and dietary changes to help you lose the necessary weight, fuel your body, and improve your mental and emotional health.
We can help you determine why you make negative choices regarding stress, diet, and other lifestyle factors that contribute to weight gain. We’ll help you reevaluate your lifestyle so that you can lose the necessary weight and achieve full vitality.
One of the symptoms of a hormonal imbalance is unstable weight, which can often be caused by weight gain. Hormonal imbalances can cause weight gain, so if your hormone levels are not optimal, they can negatively impact your weight. When we sit down with you and evaluate your weight, we will consider your hormones. If you have other signs indicative of a hormonal imbalance, we can test your levels to see exactly where you land.
During your evaluation, Dr. King will perform some tests to help evaluate your hormones. Different tests can determine your levels, including saliva, blood, urine testing, and other hormone tests. If your test results show that you do have a deficit, we will take the pessary steps to begin hormone replacement therapy.
The Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance
Weight gain is one of many symptoms that indicate that your hormone levels may be off. However, there are many different symptoms of hormone imbalance that help point to the fact that you need to address your body’s hormones to achieve optimal health. Once you do, not only will you help address your weight and finally see the desired changes, but you will resolve other symptoms as well. Other symptoms of low hormones include:
- Chronic fatigue
- Poor quality sleep
- Brain fog
- Anxiety and depression
- Weight deficits or weight gain
- Poor libido
- Painful periods in women, as well as vaginal dryness
- Difficulty to maintain an erection in men
Addressing Hormone Imbalance
If we measure your hormone levels and the tests come back showing that you are, in fact, deficient in certain hormones, we can take the necessary steps to help address your imbalance. We will walk you through the different methods of hormone replacement therapy and help you choose the right one for your needs based on your preferences and lifestyle.
When you walk through this journey, we’ll be there with you every step of the way to make sure your levels are optimal. Our natural, hormone-balancing methods include:
- Diet changes
- Limiting or completely avoiding simple carbohydrates and simple sugars
- Increasing healthy fat intake
- Beginning a supplement regimen
- Improving sleep habits and getting more sleep
- The use of essential oils to balance levels
- The use of adaptogen herbs
- Making a note of when you experience hormone imbalance
Hormone Balance and Positive Weight Changes
One of the benefits of beginning hormone replacement therapy is that patients notice a positive change in their weight. If you have been heavier than your goal weight for years and a hormone imbalance is partly to blame, once you regulate those hormones that help you lose weight, your body will begin to shed those extra pounds that not even exercise and diet changes could successfully help you to lose.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Losing weight doesn’t have to be painful. We want you to experience the difference in choosing a group of experts who can guide you and help you lose weight. Our programs will teach you vital tips and tricks and set you up for long-term success. Contact us today at Naples Vitality in Naples, FL, to learn more about the benefits of a guided weight loss program and how you can lose the weight you need to and keep it off for good.