By Meghan MacKinnon, ND
Aurora Naturopath | Markham Naturopath
This time of year, Naturopathic Doctors always get a slew of people coming into our offices with desires to lose weight. Although the simplest prescription for successful weight loss is fewer calories and increasing physical activity, some people still struggle with shedding the pounds. If this sounds like you, it may be important for you to work with a naturopath to ensure that you are eating foods that support a healthy metabolism and that there isn’t an underlying medical condition preventing you from losing weight at a steady rate. I saw this quiz on the Dr. Oz show and thought that they shared some great tips on how to effectively eat to burn calories.
1. Have you successfully lost weight in the past only to gain it back?
2. Has your weight loss recently slowed or stalled?
3. Do you often skip meals?
4. Do you currently eat a very low caloric diet?
5. Have you eliminated carbohydrates?
If you answered yes to any or all of these questions – you may have a metabolism issue! Your thyroid is the main organ responsible for regulating your metabolism, which can affect your ability to lose weight if not functioning properly. For a thyroid tune-up or to see if this is an issue for you book an appointment with your health care provider. See Dr. Oz’s tips on ways to boost your metabolism for ideas on how you can break this cycle which I fully endorse