Many of the clients I have seen who want to lose weight have tried numerous diets and have a good knowledge of what to do but have have not been able to attain or remain at their desired weight. In my experience there this can be one of the most challenging areas because of the complex psychological and physiological aspects involved.The statement that being over-weight is due to lack of will-power is simply untrue.
There are are several hormones and neurotransmitters that have a significant effect on appetite, emotional eating and fat storage. I believe both psychological and physiological factors need to be addressed.
Successful weight management involves several factors:
- Blood sugar (Insulin) Imbalances
- Hormones (Thyroid, Cortisol and Oestrogen at menopause)
- Neurotransmitter levels (Serotonin and Dopamine)
- Nutrient deficiencies
- Psychological factors
- Digestive conditions- Candida
- Food intolerances