Losing Weight: The Struggle Is Real


If you’ve ever tried a low-calorie, low-fat, low carbohydrate diet or weight loss supplement that didn’t lead to success, you are in the company of millions of Americans that find losing weight to be frustrating, with many highs and lows. While social outlets market weight loss remedies as “pre-packaged” deals, they often end in failure.

When it comes to losing weight, the struggle is real. So, before you buy into the next sure weight loss winner, think about the following alternative therapies:

Acupuncture and Acupressure

Recognized as an ancient healing method for pain, headaches, stroke, or certain addictions, Acupuncture is also believed to play a role in weight loss through restoring balance. This idea is based upon the flow of energy throughout the body. Blockages in the energy flow lead to imbalances, with strong ties to obesity.

Like Acupuncture, Acupressure targets pressure points on the body, though without the use of needles. In the same way, Acupressure emphasizes the importance of balance.

Hypnosis

The word “Hypnosis” may have you imagining dramatic TV depictions, but when performed by well-trained hypnotists for medical reasons, it is an effective means of helping patients enter deep relaxation. Under hypnosis, the hypnotist can suggest and encourage patients to make more beneficial choices, such as healthy eating.

Ayurveda

Originating in India thousands of years ago, Ayurveda is an old medical approach using specialized diets, massage, and herbs. As with Acupuncture and Acupressure, this alternative remedy emphasizes balance with special consideration to the nervous system. In essence, Ayurveda is more of a lifestyle of daily habits including drinking hot water with lemon to aid in digestion, meditation, simple yoga, and natural herbs.

While these unconventional methods may warrant more research, one thing is certain—there’s not a one size fits all when it comes to weight loss. With many working connections in the body to consider, patients achieve greater success through a multi-faceted approach.

Dr. Michael Rorick at Houston Health and Wellness is passionate about helping patients reach optimal health by identifying and treating root causes through alternative means. Dr. Rorick understands the struggle that patients experience when attempting to lose weight with conventional methods. If you are ready to throw in the towel on your weight loss journey, call Houston Health and Wellness today. A customized weight loss plan based on your body’s specific needs and biochemistry will help you regain balance, resulting in better control of your weight.

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Reasons To Avoid Fad Diets


When you want to lose weight as quickly as possible, it can be tempting to peruse the Internet or pharmacy for the latest fad diets on the market. However, these quick fixes for weight loss are often diet plans or products that ignore potential health dangers and produce only temporary results. Fad diets also tend to make unrealistic claims just to get consumers to buy their product. Many of them also end up in a loss of water weight, which gives false results when it comes to true, healthy weight loss.

Weight loss should be viewed with consideration to your whole body health. For healthy, effective and long-term weight management, avoid fad diets at all costs. Here are just a few reasons why fad diets may do more harm than good:

Not a Long-Term Solution: As mentioned above, many fad diets promise to help you lose a certain number of pounds in a short amount of time. In many cases, this is just water weight. Fad diets are not a sustainable solution for long-term use.

Potentially Dangerous: Not only are many fad diet products not approved by the FDA, but many of these plans encourage consumers to exclude certain foods or food groups from their diet. Neglecting to eat a balanced diet with nutrients from all of the major foods groups can pose a serious threat to your overall health over time.

A Cookie Cutter Approach: Perhaps the most significant downfall of a fad diet is that it assumes a “one size fits all” approach. Each person has a unique body with distinctive differences in their metabolic system, genetic tendencies, and hormonal balance. Therefore, the same diet plan that works for one person may be ineffective or even dangerous for the next.

Ignores Medical Reasons for Your Weight Loss Struggle: There are many medical conditions that cause weight loss, including thyroid disorder, hormone imbalance, diabetes and more. Neglecting to consider or address these conditions can be detrimental to your weight loss journey, especially if you are choosing a fad diet that aggravates an existing medical condition.

If you are experiencing dizziness, dehydration, constipation or diarrhea, constant hunger or mood changes, your fad diet may compromising your health, despite what the scale is telling you. Choose Houston Health & Wellness for a customized, all-encompassing weight loss plan. We consider potential causes such as glucose/insulin imbalance, hormonal imbalance, thyroid issues, malabsorption, leaky gut, toxic overload and other factors that can impact a patient’s inability to lose weight despite proper diet and exercise.

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