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  • Larissa Spafford,NTP

Nourish yourself and other tips for losing weight...

Weight loss is a goal for many people who seek out help from Nutritional Therapy. If you experience unwanted weight gain and the inability to lose it, it may be a sign of underlying imbalances that need to be addressed. As they are addressed, balance is restored and your body can let go of the weight as it sees fit. Trust your body. It always does the best for you with what it has in every moment. It’s trying to keep you alive and well. One very common example of an underlying imbalance that may need to be addressed for weight loss to occur is blood sugar regulation imbalance. This kind of imbalance is often due to eating an excessive amount of refined carbohydrates and not enough healthy fats and protein. This blog post gives an in depth explanation. Another example of why your body might not want to shed the excess pounds is because it is trying to protect you. One place our bodies store toxins is in our fat tissues. It tucks them away for later when it has a chance and the proper raw materials needed to eliminate them. Our bodies need nutrients to fuel our detoxification processes, so if you are eating a nutrient poor diet, your body may not have the materials necessary to rid itself of the toxins.

If you are constantly eating toxins like pesticides, food dye and preservatives, slathering your skin, washing your hair and clothes with toxic man made chemicals, your body may not be able to keep up with the demand for detoxification. When you support your body with nourishing food and limit the toxins you allow in, weight loss may occur as a happy side effect. Here are some tips to help you on your way..... 1. Start by loving the body you are in right now. After all, it is the only one you have. You might as well be kind, loving and nurturing to it. Thank it for carrying you through this life and bringing you to this point. Thank it for doing all the things it does every second to keep you alive and functioning. Be grateful every day for it.

2. Drink water.

3. Don’t deprive or starve yourself, instead nourish yourself. Choose foods that are whole and nutrient dense. Avoid foods that are heavily processed, refined and nutrient void. Make sure to include plenty of healthy fats and protein. When you eat a wide variety of delicious nutrient dense foods you will feel more satiated and are less likely to overeat.

4. Sit down at a table to eat. Focus on chewing well. Enjoy the delicious flavors in your food. Pay attention to how you feel and stop when you are full. Eat when you are hungry. Don’t eat when you are upset.

5. Use less toxic man made chemicals on your skin, clothes, in your house, in your food.

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