Here's an awesome post from the resident Prolean naturopath, Dr. Melanie Dunn!
You hear about it on commercials and in magazine ads for new medications and supplements. Cortisol … belly fat… the latest big, bad wolf of weight loss. However, with a baseline understanding of what it is and how to manage it, there is no reason for anyone to be at its mercy.
Have you ever been told that in order to lose weight or get healthy, you need to eat low-fat foods, count calories, eat less, or exercise more? Have those tactics proved to be time-consuming, tiresome, and ineffective?
Every day at Prolean Wellness, we meet with clients who have unsuccessfully tried these methods. They dedicate hours to the gym and practically starve themselves, but then grow discouraged and ultimately relapse into destructive behavior like binge eating. Can you relate? It’s a vicious cycle, but here’s the good news: you’re not the one to blame!
Here's a guest post by our amazing nutritionist, Meghan Doherty!
What causes the dreadful 5-10 pounds that most American adults gain from October to January each and every year?
The factors come down to the time of year when the sun goes down earlier, more social gatherings (which means more foods or sweet treats that are out of the norm), emotional eating (comfort foods when it is cold), increased stress and less energy, more eating out than average (especially at malls or parties), broken routines, and too many “cheat” or “allowance” meals.
Here's how you can avoid gaining weight and losing your progress:
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve told people about what we do at Prolean Wellness and they say, “Oh my gosh, my dad needs that ASAP,” or “Wow, my cousin in Oklahoma would love this!” I know! Everyone needs this thing!
Here at Prolean Wellness, we are Problem Solvers. We let nothing stand in the way of greatness for our clients! Not even distance!
This is why we created *dramatic pause* Synergy.
We’ve all been there. A neighbor, sister-in-law, or friend decides to go running for a few weeks and magically drops 15 pounds. A co-worker stops drinking soda and suddenly loses his giant gut. Your spouse lays off refined sugar and slims down, no problem. Other people’s success can be really frustrating—especially when nothing works for you!
You’ve probably tried the diets, the gyms, the supplements and all that other stuff that’s supposed to make you look great, but really ends up frustrating you. Here’s why nothing has worked so far:
Maybe you stumbled across this blog accidentally or maybe you got here from the Prolean page of the website! Whatever your journey has been, congrats on arriving!
This blog is the place to go for answers about Prolean Wellness, a health clinic based in Scottsdale, Arizona, and our mission. We want to empower people to take control of their weight and of their lives! We will give you in-depth knowledge about how your body works and how you (specifically you) need to eat, exercise, and handle any other issues to finally get healthy.
When I was fourteen years old, I weighed 194 pounds. I was only five and a half feet tall, but my size-12 jeans left prints on my belly, and there was no way I could ever shop at any of the same stores as my friends. I hated going to school because there was never any doubt I’d be the token fat girl in class, and as soon as I came home each day, I went straight to the pantry or the fridge to find some comfort. I was in a bad, dangerous place with no hope of finding a way out.
The scary thing was, I didn’t understand why it had happened. I knew I was big when I went to the doctor’s office and weighed in at 143 pounds as a 12-year-old, so I started battling. Mom bought me a “Slim Kids” membership and told me I’d get a prize for every five pounds I lost. I ate only whole-grain bread that my mom baked from scratch. I ate brown rice with chicken because it was healthy and good for me. I ate so much of every diet food that I managed to gain fifty more pounds in two years and was absolutely baffled as to where I went wrong.
[caption id="attachment_1746" align="alignleft" width="150"] by Melenie Dunn, NMD[/caption]
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