4 Women’s Health Myths… #3
Written by Dr. Sean Medlin and Dr. Krystal Czegus / Updated on July 26, 2017 / 0 comments
Take a look at the #3 Myth that we are going to debunk for women’s health month:
3. To lose weight you should eat a low fat, low calorie diet.
Weight, and weight loss, is a common, ongoing concern for many women. For some women, calorie reduction may be the answer for weight loss, but in my years of experience, I’ve found it’s not what we eat, it’s how we metabolize our food.
Our bodies have evolved to metabolize food slowly, conserving fat to protect us against periods of starvation. In modern times, it would be unusual for women to suffer long bouts of starvation – but when we cut calories, our bodies are conditioned to slow our metabolism which makes it more difficult to lose weight.
I help women everyday understand how complex our bodies really are – that undiscovered imbalances can also affect metabolism. The most common imbalances are:
These imbalances affect the way we metabolize food and store fat. Almost all the women I see as patients realize the best results when they take the time to investigate the underlying cause of weight gain.
Our bodies are designed to eat! Most of the women I see are not overeaters! They have underlying imbalances which need to be addressed.
Research has shown that diets higher in healthy fats, lean proteins, and fresh fruits and veggies tend to be best for overall health and maintaining a healthy weight. Moderation is key…watch your serving sizes!
Yours in Health,
Team at CCC
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