10 Surprising Factors Preventing You From Losing Weight

Body weight regulation is a priority for many of my clients, particularly many of my clients with Lyme disease and mold illness. Many of my clients come to me feeling frustrated about their inability to lose weight or improve their body composition, despite doing seemingly everything “right” with their diet and exercise. While diet and exercise are crucial for supporting a healthy body weight, several other factors fly under the radar that significantly influence energy balance. Read on to learn about ten factors that affect energy balance and metabolism, beyond just diet and exercise, so you can reach your healthy weight!

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Guest Post: How to Limit Restrictive Eating and Develop a Healthy Food Mindset

Hi everyone! I’m really excited to share with you a guest post that I recently wrote for Chris Kresser, M.S. LA.c titled How to Limit Restrictive Eating and Develop a Healthy Food Mindset. In the functional medicine space, I’ve found that there is very little talk about the potential risks of restrictive diets (such as elimination diets, gluten-free diets, etc.) on our mental/emotional health and mindset around food and our bodies. My concerns led me to write this article, which offers tips that I think can help all of us improve our relationship with food and our bodies!

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6 Factors That Prevent Weight Loss With Lyme Disease and How to Successfully Lose Weight

On my new client intake forms, I ask clients to write down their top three health concerns. For many of my clients with Lyme disease, stubborn weight gain or an inability to lose weight is marked as a primary concern. Chronic Lyme disease can make weight loss challenging, if not downright impossible, for several reasons. Read on to learn about factors that contribute to Lyme-related weight gain and how you can support your body in achieving a healthy, sustainable weight.

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Resistant Starch: A Dietary Fiber for Gut Health, Weight Loss, and Inflammation

A growing body of scientific research indicates that imbalances in the gut microbiota are associated with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, and irritable bowel syndrome. To treat these health conditions, imbalances in the gut microbiota must be corrected. One way to accomplish this is by selectively feeding beneficial gut bacteria with prebiotics. Prebiotics are carbohydrates that are indigestible to humans and reach the colon intact, where they serve as fuel for gut bacteria. Read on to learn about resistant starch, one special type of prebiotic fiber that has demonstrated great potential in the treatment of metabolic, digestive, and immune system disorders.

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