For most people, calories, not nutrition, are the benchmarks for managing weight loss. And yet, if people understood the way in which they metabolize the food they eat and how different foods can affect weight loss or gain, they might be more successful in their weight management endeavors.
The good news is that eating a nutrient-rich, immune enhancing diet also promotes weight loss, so you don't have to sacrifice good nutrition to lose weight. In fact, the best way to lose weight is also the best way to protect yourself against chronic diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, since many of the foods that promote weight loss have been shown to be effective against these diseases. It's more than just weight loss--it's weight loss coupled with a healthy preventative lifestyle.
We begin by analyzing your current eating habits and assessing your body mass index. You can learn your body mass index by following the instructions below.
After learning your true body mass, we'll take a comprehensive diet history to see where you feel you've been most successful, or unsuccessful, managing your weight.
Using these tools and knowing your weight loss goals allows us to design a menu plan that considers calorie intake, portion control, and the body's nutritional needs. Once you understand how your body utilizes food and how food can be your ally in your weight loss plan, you'll be better able to stick to your diet.
Although surgery should always be a last option, many people fail with traditional exercise and diet plans and opt for gastric bypass surgery. While gastric bypass surgery is endorsed by the National Institute of Health as a viable weight loss option, it is important to note that this surgery severely restricts the body's ability to process certain foods and absorb nutrients. The Beller Nutritional Institute can work with you and your medical team to ensure that you follow your surgeon's post-surgery eating recommendations while ensuring that your body gets the nutrients you need.
Remember, you don't have to sacrifice good nutrition to lose weight. For an appointment for weight loss counseling, click here or call the Beller Nutritional Institute at (310) 855-0555.
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