Just like no two snowflakes are alike, neither are any two people. Remembering that truth is essential to any successful weight loss goal. Why? Well, because regardless of the “diet” or change in lifestyle, our physical make-up, metabolism, hormone balance, exercise level, and other variables have a direct effect on our weight. Discarding the “one size fits all” mentality when it comes to successful weight loss will help to manage expectations and alleviate frustrations on the road to better health.
In the U.S., 69% of adults are overweight or obese, yet a vast majority report that they want to lose weight. Contributing to the lack of success of weight loss is the notion of one solution for all. The reality is that what works for one person may not work for another. Fortunately, today there exists a variety of tools to help determine the ideal solution for an individual based on their own body and lifestyle. A weight loss solution can now be customized to fit you and your needs.
The tools that are now available to tailor a weight loss plan range from blood and saliva tests to urine and fecal. These tests can be found in clinics, some better health clubs, and your chiropractor’s office. By assessing the latest scientific research, the results of your lab tests, and your health history, a custom approach to a successful weight loss program can be developed. However, it’s important to note that there are a few challenges, too. The challenges involve you getting better acquainted with your unique biological and lifestyle factors and how they affect each other. The good news is that the payoff is worth the extra effort, because enjoying the results of lasting weight loss is truly priceless.
Here are the factors that affect each person’s weight loss strategy:
- Environmental Toxins
The next 6 blog posts will specifically address each factor, ways to determine if it potentially affects you, and how to effectively work with each to custom tailor a weight loss program that is successful.