What we found at True Health—Integrative Nutrition & Chiropractic is that the heart of weight loss lies in examining the overall picture of your health to make sure that you achieve your goals in a healthy and sustainable way. This is where the ChiroThin Weight Loss Program makes the difference.

If you are already eating well-balanced, healthy foods and have been intentionally exercising,  but you’re still not losing weight, there must be a reason. It could be because you’re overlooking one of these 5 weight loss mistakes: 

  1. Misunderstanding the Calorie Deficit Concept
A calorie deficit happens when you eat fewer calories than your body needs to maintain its current weight. It’s a fundamental concept for weight loss. Understanding calorie balance is crucial because overestimating calorie expenditure (during your workouts) or underestimating calorie intake (with your meals and snacks) can lead to frustrating plateaus. Many people think they can achieve a calorie deficit simply by eating less or exercising more, but it’s not that straightforward.

The ChiroThin Weight Loss Program emphasizes a balanced approach to caloric intake, making sure that you are consuming the right amount of calories to support your metabolism while promoting fat loss. We can help you understand this concept! 

  1. Ignoring High Volume, Low-calorie Foods
The Standard American diet is far from the fresh, whole, organic foods straight from the farm that we’d love to eat. Restaurants are filled with double or triple (or more!) the portion size we should be eating. Modern conveniences mean more processed foods, higher fat, less nutritional value. 

For weight loss, we recommend focusing on high-volume, low-calorie foods that allow you to eat larger portions without consuming too many calories. Think about vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins. These foods can help you feel full and satisfied while staying in a deficit. They also give you essential nutrients and fiber, which help with overall health and weight management.

It’s a daily battle to stop overeating high-calorie, low-nutrient foods – they’re readily available and at your fingertips. This can result in feeling hungry and unsatisfied, making it harder to stick to a weight loss plan. 

  1. Overlooking Your Body's Set Point
The body’s set point is a weight range that your body naturally tries to maintain. Your body has a built-in mechanism to regulate weight, which can make it challenging to lose or gain weight significantly beyond this range. Ignoring the set point theory can lead to repeated cycles of weight loss and gain (yo-yo dieting), which can be harmful to your metabolism and overall health.

But changing your body’s set point is challenging but not impossible. The ChiroThin Weight Loss Program aims to gradually and sustainably adjust your body’s set point through a combination of nutrition, physical activity, and behavioral changes.

  1. Neglecting Nutrition and Supplements
Proper nutrition is more than just counting calories; it involves making sure that your body gets the right nutrients to function optimally. Supplements can also play a role in filling nutritional gaps. If you don’t pay attention to nutrition, it can lead to deficiencies in essential vitamins and minerals, which can stop weight loss. Proper diet supports metabolism, energy levels, and bodily functions, all of which are critical for effective weight loss.

  1. Overlooking Hormonal Balance and Stress
Hormones like insulin, cortisol, and thyroid regulate important processes in your body. Imbalances can lead to weight gain, increased appetite, and difficulty losing weight. Stress can make these issues worse by causing fluctuations in hormones and promoting unhealthy eating habits.

This is one of the key aspects that ChiroThin addresses through a combination of nutrition, lifestyle changes, and stress management techniques. The program includes strategies to reduce stress and support hormonal health, which can enhance your ability to lose weight and maintain it.

Want to learn which of these 5 weight loss mistakes is impacting your weight loss journey the most? 

Call our office (631-676-3911) to learn more.