Weight loss with Amethyst Wellness
Got a Covid belly? You know what I mean. Many of us gained just a little weight while on quarantine. There were so many contributing factors including stress and boredom. Who could have predicted that we would be stuck at home for an extended period of time? Since we’ve reopened Amethyst Wellness, many of my clients are concerned about weight gain. It’s important not to be too hard on yourself. We were in an unprecedented situation and we all did what we had to do to get through it. Now, it’s time to get back on track. Here are some ways we can help.
I bet you thought I’d start with a magic bullet to take away all those pounds. Nope. The single most important thing to achieve weight loss is to eat healthy. The stress response makes us crave sugar. It’s an evolutional response to provide a quick source of glucose for energy to get through a situation. When that situation becomes prolonged we get into trouble. Sugar, I’m talking about the processed baked stuff, is like poison to the body. It promotes inflammation which will eventually lead to disease. Sugar also stimulates pleasure receptors in the brain making you crave it like Morphine. Evil stuff. The single most important thing to do is to stop consuming processed sugar.
Your diet doesn’t have to be perfect but to lose weight most of all will need to make some changes. A good place to start is to keep a food journal. This can be enlightening and help us to identify areas for improvement. Many people eat a mostly healthy diet and they’re confused about the cause of weight gain. A food journal can be enlightening. Sometimes, the problem is not the type of food eaten but the quantity.
For anyone needing more specific instruction, we have several meal plan options at Amethyst Wellness and can point you in the right direction.
Human beings need to move. We all must exercise. There are so many health benefits to regular aerobic activity. Maintenance of a healthy weight is one of them. I have several colleagues in the fitness industry who are amazing personal trainers and coaches. I’d love to refer you to the right person for you. Also, you don’t need to spend any money to exercise. Take a walk every day. Or there are many free videos on Youtube. Find an activity you enjoy and do it every day.
Ok, now we’re getting to the good stuff. Once you’ve taken care of the basics, we have interventions that might help.
Many clients ask for appetite suppressants. Sometimes, if the stomach is used to being stretched with large amounts of food, a person will be a little hungry when they start a new plan. Xanthrim is an all-natural appetite suppressant. It contains seaweed and green tea extract to help curb your appetite. Order here. Because Xanthitrim contains only natural ingredients it is a safer alternative to other appetite suppressants.
These shots contain Methionine, Inositol and Choline as well as B Complex and B12. This combination of amino acids and vitamins helps promote fat burning and increases energy. Our clients love these shots. You can get them as often as once a week.
Sometimes we can gain weight when our hormones become imbalanced. At Amethyst Wellness, we use the Biote method to provide all-natural bioidentical hormone optimization. We optimize thyroid levels in addition to testosterone and estradiol.
Thyroid optimization helps control weight by regulating the metabolism. Traditional medicine looks at thyroid values as normal or abnormal. However, a client can have “normal” levels of thyroid hormone but still have clinical symptoms of hypothyroidism. Using the Biote method we optimize thyroid levels when indicated which can alleviate many symptoms including unexplained weight gain.
We provide bioidentical testosterone replacement for men and women. Many women are surprised to learn they need testosterone. Testosterone increases energy, making workouts more efficient and helps to increase lean muscle mass. This will increase metabolism assisting in weight loss and it also improves body composition.
A relatively new and exciting service we offer at Amethyst Wellness is Peptide therapy. Certain peptides can help with weight loss by increasing the body’s own production of human growth hormone. This assists in weight loss by causing a cascade of reactions in the body resulting in increased fat burning.
See Jerry’s blog post to learn more.
Cryoskin Body Contouring
Cryoskin is a great body contouring device that can assist with fat reduction in stubborn areas. It uses cold therapy to permanently destroy fat cells, allowing your body to eliminate them. Cryoskin is not indicated for weight reduction but for targeted fat reduction in a specific area. This is a great reward when you’ve achieved your weight loss goal. The Cryoskin device also has a toning option that can help improve the appearance of cellulite.
If you’re struggling with weight loss and need our help, give us a call 386-283-4180.
Here’s to your health,