Weight Control and Acupuncture Orlando
Maintaining a healthy weight is a very important part of a healthy lifestyle. The Center for Disease Control reports that recent research from the National Health an Nutrition Examination Survey, in 1999 indicates that an estimated 61% of U.S. adults are either overweight or obese. Since extra weight can increase risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other health conditions, it only makes sense to try to loose the extra weight and get yourself in better shape. The key to healthy weight loss is not just simply loosing weight, but once the weight is dropped, keeping it off. Try not to loose the weight rapidly, or within a short period of time, this method is usually not as effective and not as safe. For gradual and permanent weight loss let us review a few key points that can be of benefit through the process.
Eating a balanced diet that is low in saturated fat. A healthy diet should contain a balance of complex carbs, protein and good fats. Try to include plenty of fiber. Fiber helps maintain the health of the colon, removing the toxins from the body, helping to control constipation and improving regular bowel movements. Fiber can also help with appetite control. Drinking plenty of water is essential. Water is important to every one, but even more so to one that is trying to loose weight. Drinking at least 8 – 8oz. of water a day. Exercise is essential for any type of weight loss. It can help one achieve their goals much faster and will help you feel better overall. Taking a multivitamin if you are restricting calories, food or any other part of the diet. There are a number of products on the market to help with weight loss. These supplements are not meant to replace food or exercise. They are used to enhance your weight loss. Thermogenic formulas contain a blend of natural resources of caffeine such as green tea, kola nut and guarna. They all work to increase metabolism and help burn stored fat. They can curb the appetite and increase energy levels, because they are working on the nervous system, a formula that has Siberian Ginseng and Vitamin C will help for balance. They can be very effective, but are not for everyone. Fro those that want to avoid stimulants, look to some of the appetite suppressants such as Garcinia and Hoodia. Hydroxycitric acid from Garcinia slows the enzyme process that converts excess carbs into stored fats. As a result, glycogen storage is increased and appetite is suppressed. Those that eat larger meals like pasta or carb dishes tend to do well with the hydroxycitric acid. Lastly, let’s discuss fat binders. Chitosan, possesses many of the same benefits as plant fibers with the added benefit that it binds to fat. It has been proven that it slows or inhibits the absorption of fat, increasing the excretion of dietary fats and cholesterol, and therefore reducing the level of fat available in the body. Remember what works for one might not work for another. So, in addition to lifestyle changes, acupuncture and Oriental Medicine can be very beneficial in helping regulate blood sugar levels, boosting immunity and energy levels.
If you think that acupuncture and Oriental Medicine can be helpful in treating your health concern, call Four Seasons Acupuncture today for a complimentary consultation. 321-662-4871
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