Metabolic waist loss

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What to expect from the program

Every week you will be provided you with a new meal plan customized for you! This will provide to you a breakdown of  nutrients and portion sizes. 


  • During the first visit of your program, we will have a comprehensive discussion about your health history and symptoms you may be experiencing. We will go over any blood work you have recently done or recommend testing specific for you! You will be given a customized plan based on your health!  Our overall aim will be to decrease fat, increase muscle mass,  decrease inflammation (which will help your body use nutrients more effectively!), balance blood sugar, provide better health and provide better food options. A physical examination will also be done to check your vitals, body mass index, body fat, and waist to height ratio. 
  • Customized recommendations how to overcome obstacles that may be impacting your weight loss - stress? Hormones? Metabolic conners? Detoxification concerns We will address if you have underlying concerns such as heart disease, gut issues, diabetes, PCOS .. this will be customized to you! This is a Medical based waist loss program


What you will receive:

  • You will be provided with a custom medical based tea to get you on the right path
  • Recommendations, follow up and guidance of testing & supplements 
  • We will have weekly check-ins & new meal plans every week
  • ·Ongoing email support! 
  • 2 month custom meal plan
  • 7 weekly accountability calls (15-30 minutes)
  • Personal email support
  • Insurance Benefits? Contact us to Find out more about insurance coverage 

Three phases

Part 1 will be reseting your metabolism  - 1 week

  • This will be done through de-clogging your liver, consuming and utilizing resistance starch and decreasing inflammation by addressing cortisol, sleeping and kick starting the fat loss.
  • Your liver plays a huge role in losing weight - 1/4 Canadians are classified as obese and 1/12 having heart disease or liver dysfunction  - these correlates to our liver being clogged through excess fat and not being able to metabolize properly  - to understand this more - click here and read about liver health, fasting & importance of carbohydrates 


Part 2 is the main portion of your plan - 6 weeks 

  • We will be about transitioning out from the kickstart phase to burning fat. We will be constructing a diet that is more specific to you and your needs! This can include helping with inflammation & food sensitivities, skin concerns (from acne to eczema), chronic fatigue syndrome & stress, auto-immune diet, dietary needs that also address concerns like heart health, hormonal concerns, headaches, allergies, IBS and others. This is where the professional guidance of Naturopathic Medicine really comes to play. Exercise recommendations may also be suggested here!
  • We will monitor you with your recommendations for optimal health (optimal health and decreased inflammation = best results for fat loss!) and make changes where necessary. 


Part 3 will be a guide into maintenance - we’ve given you all the necessary tools, provided you with 8 weeks of meals, and now we want you to sustain!

  • How to maintain your waist loss and implement more intense exercises with athletic performance supplementation recommendations
  • We will also retest any blood or lab work that should be retested for best outcomes such as inflammatory markers, blood glucose and prediabetic markers, thyroid and others!

Kick start your metabolism

  To kick start your metabolism we will address six  things


1. Your liver and energy usage & why carbohydrates help burn fat!

2. Toxins stored in fat that can be contributing to your difficulty in fat

3. Resistance starch for fat burning

4. Environmental detoxification

5. Understanding contributors such as sleep, your gut, hormones and cortisol (stress)

6. Optimal health! Best results will come from optimal health!  


Waist-to-height ratio is more accurate than BMI in identifying obesity, is a better predictor to metabolic syndrome, diabetes, heart disease and overall quality of health. Ideally, we  should aim to keep  waist measurement less than half that of our height.

How your liver effects weight loss

Liver, Fuel and Fat

Metabolism can be defined as a set of chemical reactions, through enzymatic reactions, needed to maintain the life of cells and organisms by breaking down molecules for energy and using compounds (ie amino acids) needed by the cells. 

There are three main reactions for metabolism 

1. Converting food to energy, also known as ATP (cellular)

2. Regulating food for macronutrients (amino acids, lipid, carbohydrates, nucleic acids)

3. Eliminating toxins and nitrogenous wastes. through metabolism, energy made and enzymes used produce heat, which in turn raises or lowers our internal temperature also known as Basal Metabolic Rate. 

These reactions are impacted through your liver.


ENERGY


After a meal , your body starts to digest food into glucose (sugar) and this sugar circulates in the blood and is taken up into the cells by the commonly known hormone, insulin. When there is excess, glucose will travel to liver be stored as glycogen or triglycerides for survival as fuel and released gradually when needed.

The process of energy use is as follows   -- consumption of carbohydrates à turns into glucose in the blood (immediate energy source)  -- excess glucose will lead into a pathway to produce glycogen (next source of energy, carbohydrate based) --  excess glucose (or decreased need for glycogen and glucose) then leads to a pathway with fat and turns into triglycerides (which is more locked up then the previous and is used as fuel after the previous is used up, regulates cholesterol).


Now that we understand the use of energy, why do we want carbohydrates? 


When we exceed our needs we store glucose as glycogen and then glucose and fat as triglycerides (also needed for cholesterol health). Our liver has a threshold though and will run out of room to store glycogen and triglycerides and will produce internal toxic fat on organs. This results in a slow metabolism and difficult losing fat. So in sum, in or in order to burn fat fuel, we will burn glucose, then glycogen to get to the stored fat. Using up your liver glycogen storage (from carbohydrates) is needed to start the process of burning fat. 

This is why ketogenic diets, or improper guidance into intermittent fasting can backfire. Some programs like to introduce a loading phase of around 5000 calories or more, however, each individual is difference and this can come with health complications, eating disorders and too drastic of a detoxification process. Depending on where you are on your journey, you will have different starting points. 

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