Weight Loss

What Can Cause Weight Loss?

Weight gain is often perpetuated by a number of factors. Overeating, stress, hormonal changes and a sedentary lifestyle are all distinct contributors in weight gain. It is difficult to lose excess weight quickly once it is acquired, and often after a fast and dramatic weight loss, excess weight is quickly regained.

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People resort to a number of ways to quickly lose the weight they have gained. A jarring switch to a very low calorie diet is common. Popular detox diets flush out retained water in addition to this low-calorie switch. Some opt for a trend diet in which a normal dietary staple, such as carbohydrates, is removed. Coupled with these diets is often a dramatic change in daily exercise, switching from no exercise to exercise the body is not currently used to.

Do genetics affect weight loss?

There are genetic markers that seem to predispose some people to severe obesity. (Studies have shown the same is true for those who are persistently thin.) However, factors like exercise, drinking more water, eating more fiber to make you feel full without the calories, and simply eating fewer calories than you burn most days can all make you lose weight with the appropriate guidance. Affirm Health Center has a variety of weight loss solutions that can be tailored to the individual, helping anyone overcome the problems that make it difficult to achieve weight loss.

What Our Patients Have to Say

"I am a 64-year-old client that has been consistently going to Affirm Health Center for weight management and other services. Everyone that works there is friendly, compassionate, professional, and committed to meeting your individual needs!" -Mary B.C.

Do fad diets work at keeping weight off?

Fad diets virtually never work for keeping weight off. Why? Because they are unrealistic. One diet may help you lose weight by eating nothing but Raisin Bran every day. Do you really think that you’re going to do that forever? No. Back comes the weight because you revert to your former poor eating/lack of exercise habits.

When considering the latest fad diet ask yourself two simple questions first, “Can I see myself staying on this diet for the rest of my life?” and “Would I recommend this diet to my children?”

Are diet foods actually good for weight loss?

Diet foods, where you have to buy the food from a diet plan purveyor, are fine with one big if — IF you are willing to only eat that food. It’s better to understand what whole foods you should eat and how much of them you can eat. Affirm Health Center’s nutrition protocol will create a diet plan that specifically works for you.

Schedule a Weight Loss Consultation Today!

To learn more about our weight loss programs, please call us today at 417-823-3901 to schedule a consultation. Affirm Health Center is proud to serve Springfield, MO, and the surrounding areas.

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