Nutrition & Weight loss FAQ
Why do I gain weight, even when I don’t eat that much food?
There are several reasons people gain weight. One reason is eating too much food with too little exercise. This leads to weight gain, and over time, it can cause your body and cells to start to malfunction.
Another reason is as cells become resistant to insulin, glucose builds up in the blood. The excess is stored as fat. The more insulin you make in response to more glucose, the more receptors begin to malfunction, leaving even more glucose in your bloodstream. The only way to break this cycle is to eat a low glycemic diet to decrease insulin release over time. This same process contributes to having little energy, because your cells are hungry and unable to receive the food and nutrients they need. This increases inflammation, causing fatigue and achiness in joints and muscles.
What kind of diet is best?
Your diet depends on your specific needs and insulin levels. There are general rules of thumb (such as eating lots of vegetables) that should be incorporated into most diets, but your best course of action is to speak to a nutritionist. If you are on blood thinners or other medications for chronic illnesses, you should speak with your prescribing doctor before major dietary changes.
What should I do if I can’t go to the gym or run?
You can still lose weight with less intense exercise, such as walking, swimming, or water aerobics. If exercise causes excessive pain, consult one of our specialists to find an exercise plan that works for you.