The Skinny on Weight Loss Difficulties

The Skinny on Weight Loss Difficulties

Brandon J. Alleman, OMP, CEK, HHP, D.PSC

So many people have told me, “I have tried so many different nutrition approaches, and none of them have ever worked.” My response is usually the following question –

“Why do you feel that is?”

Consider a few facts: People think weight loss equates to better health. It doesn’t. People think “superfoods” and supplements alone are going to fix the problem. They won’t.

People think food/nutrition is the ONLY way to improve your health. It isn’t.

If you want to improve your health and as a result, normalize your weight – here is what is required of you independent of what you are eating:

CONSISTENCY

You will not achieve the desired result based on what you do some of the time. You must create consistency in your DAILY routine and establish a rhythm that supports your physiology (food, thoughts, movement, sleep, play, etc.). This will improve Metabolic Pliability the long-term.

AWARENESS

Most people are not very aware of their own bodies. We tend to rely on gadgets and technology to tell us what our heart rate is, how many times we wake up at night, and how we feel. It is not only about the food you eat, but also your behavior, your mental environment/beliefs, and overall life stressors that you must be aware of and modify/manage.

PATIENCE

The creation of health and healing has a timeline of its own – and it’s not your timeline. Change occurs slowly, even if you are not able to “see” the changes, they are occurring. There will be many peaks and valleys along the health journey.

TRUST

The focus tends to be on what is wrong with/in our bodies, but the body has an Innate Wisdom that resides within. Once you are aware of this, you can begin the process of trusting your body and the process once again.

The creation of health goes far beyond just the food you eat – though that is a huge puzzle piece for everyone. Proper nutrition along with the above items will lead to the success you seek.

Brandon J. Alleman is a skilled Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, Holistic Health Practitioner, and Level 3 CHEK Practitioner with an extensive concentration in human biomechanics and physiology. He owns the Innate Movement and Wellness in Lafayette’s Oil Center

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