Keeping yourself at your ideal weight can be difficult. While cutting back on calories and increasing your daily exercise is important, there are many factors that can contribute to weight management. At Integrative Health Group in Lehi, Utah, the health specialists use a comprehensive approach to assess what’s causing their patients’ weight problems and create customized treatment plans. To get your weight under control, schedule an appointment online or over the phone today.
There are a lot more factors that contribute to weight gain and weight loss than simply the number of calories you consume and burn. Every person has a unique balance of micronutrients and hormones inside them. Your ability to lose weight depends highly on these components as well as variables such as food allergies.
There are many factors that influence your weight, including:
If you have food allergies, then losing weight can become difficult because almost all allergies cause inflammation in your body. High levels of inflammation can cause insulin resistance, which can cause your body to pump out more insulin, and in turn, store more fat.
Micronutrient deficiencies can cause your body to crave more food, which may lead you to eat more. Deficiencies can also increase fatigue and decrease metabolism.
Insulin causes you to store fat, so having high amounts of insulin can cause weight gain.
Having imbalanced hormones can easily hinder your ability to manage your weight. This is because if hormones that influence your blood sugar levels and hormones that control your hunger levels become unbalanced, you can start to feel hungry even when your body doesn’t need food.
Your health specialist will first test for many factors that could be contributing to excess weight gain or weight loss. Integrative Health Group uses Genova testing to examine 85 possible allergies that could be affecting you. If further testing is needed, your health specialist may recommend you undergo an antigen leukocyte antibody test, which can test for more than 250 allergies.
In order to test for micronutrient deficiencies, Integrative Health Group uses the Genova NutrEval® test and the SpectraCell test. These two tests are comprehensive and can help determine which vitamins, amino acids, fatty acids, minerals, and probiotics you are lacking.
Integrative Health Group will also test your insulin levels and your hormone levels to see if any imbalances are causing your weight management problem. Once your specialist has made a diagnosis, they will create a treatment plan to help you reach your weight goals.
To get control of your weight, book an appointment with Integrative Health Group online or over the phone today.