Liz answers, “Why Do I Keep Packing on the Pounds?”

We have all heard about how LIFESTYLE FACTORS can drastically EFFECT HORMONAL BALANCE and ultimately IMPACT WEIGHT STATUS.

We read tips and tricks from fitness gurus on social media all of the time and maybe we follow some of the suggestions for a while, but then eventually we stop.

Being truly healthy is a LIFESTYLE. It is a CHOICE that needs to be made and a promise to yourself to ALWAYS follow through.

11PW Cushing’s Contributor Liz Calabro is back in school to become a registered dietitian. She is learning more about integrative medicine every day and her goal is to work at an integrative medicine center, doing nutrition and intravenous supplementation for those in need of balance.  Liz sent us her latest research paper and we couldn’t be happier!

At Patient Worthy, we aim to publish information in an easily consumable format so we summed up and have adapted Liz’s Nutrition Research:

Obesity in the United States is on the rise.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, statistics show that obesity has risen from 15% in 1980, to 35% of the adult population identified as obese in 2012.  Why?

  • Over consumption of food
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Genetics
  • Altered hormone levels 

The following behavioral changes can and will promote weight loss and weight maintenance without extreme calorie restriction, due to their positive metabolic impact on the body. Successful weight loss and maintenance requires a lower calorie diet, but more importantly, entails lifestyle changes. 

Get in the habit of doing the following:

  • Regular exercise
  • Consistent self-monitoring
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Eating breakfast 
  • Managing stress  

In summation, YOU CAN stop packing on the pounds by committing to just a few lifestyle changes. YOU CAN positively impact the long-term success of weight loss and maintenance if you aim for daily balance. YOU CAN kick bad habits and unhealthy behaviors.

Liz’ research explores in depth the influence that these lifestyle factors have on specific hormones in the body, and how each hormone effects weight status.  This knowledge is important for health care professionals to understand for greater success in behavior change with their patients. 

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