Have you tried multiple diets and failed to lose or keep the weight off? With summer around the corner, you’re probably thinking about trying to lose weight again. You’re not alone. About 45 million people a year go on a diet, yet nearly two-thirds of the population is obese or overweight.
One of the reasons so many people are still overweight is that diets don’t work. According to some studies, about 80% of people who lose a significant amount of weight don’t maintain it for 12 months.
At Family Wellness Acupuncture, Inc., our skilled team can help you be successful in your weight loss journey with the help of acupuncture and other natural methods. In conjunction with healthy lifestyle modifications, including a reasonable diet, herbs, exercise, and a good support system, acupuncture can help you lose weight and keep it off.
Why do diets fail?
Diets don’t exactly fail – in the short term. Many people will lose weight on a diet. However, the majority of those people will gain that weight back. The diet industry is a $72 billion business, and repeat business is good. People lose and regain weight just to try the next fad diet, buying the latest book or subscribing to another online program.
Some of the reasons these diets or diet programs don’t work are that many eliminate beloved foods or drastically cut calories. People want to see instant results, and many of these diets promise quick results and extreme weight loss.
These diet and food plans can’t be sustained for long periods, which is what’s required to lose weight and keep it off. If you cut your calories drastically and then resume eating normally, you’ll regain most of the weight you lost.
Another reason diets fail is that people don’t get to the root of why they’re overeating or eating unhealthily. Factors which may contribute to obesity include:
- Poor sleep
- Lack of knowledge as to how to eat healthy
How can acupuncture help me lose weight?
At Family Wellness Acupuncture Inc., your weight loss journey begins with a consultation. During this meeting, our experienced practitioners work with you to create a personalized weight loss plan that takes into account your specific roadblocks to losing weight and reasons for unhealthy eating habits.
Acupuncture can address many of the obstacles in your weight loss journey. Acupuncture helps promote relaxation, which can reduce stress and anxiety and help you sleep better. It can also address hormonal and metabolic imbalances that contribute to weight gain.
Our skilled acupuncturists can pinpoint the areas in your body that may be interfering with your weight loss, such as the endocrine system, kidneys, adrenal glands, and spleen. With your personalized acupuncture program, you’ll be better equipped and motivated to follow a healthy diet and exercise plan.
Are you ready to get started on your weight loss journey, so that you can feel confident this summer and for years to come? Call the Family Wellness Acupuncture Inc. location nearest to you or request an appointment online to set up your first visit today.