Weight Loss Clinic

There are so many diet books published each year, yet the food chain remains the same. There are only so many animals to eat and so many plants that are growing, yet there are numerous strategies in loosing weight.

What hasn’t remained the same is our lifestyles, farming methods, food portion sizes, snacks, varieties of coffees, and processed foods. Obesity is increasing, Diabetes type II is no longer only an adult disease or indeed an over weight person’s disease, as more children and people within a “healthy weight range” are diagnosed with Diabetes Type II. Yet there has never been so much choice on fat free, low fat, sugar free options!

Most people eat too many carbohydrates in the form of fruits, bread, cereals and nut bars. Which, on there own all seem quite healthy choices. Though too many carbohydrates compared to protein, may lead to weight and fat gain and not enough vegetables may lead to insulin resistance.

This may leave us hypoglycemic (low in blood sugar) and start craving more carbohydrates. Long term this may lead to a pre-diabetic state of feeling tired, even though your sourcing carbohydrate rich foods to fuel energy.

Eating nuts, seeds, fish, meat, lentils, chickpeas, beans, eggs, tofu and certain cheeses assist in slowing the release of blood sugar from carbohydrate foods. Therefore, mixing protein with carbohydrates and having a colourful array of vegetables is a perfect way to keep energy levels up, feel full and mange your weight effectively. Also choosing slow releasing carbohydrates which are usually more nutrient dense including brown rice, quinoa, and oats.

Though, food is one part of it. I believe we are all-unique as we all have different DNA, beliefs, identities and upbringing. Now the human genome has been discovered ,science can now look for single nucleotide polymorphism, which are variables in genes. These slight variables may indicate food sensitivities, weight management and detoxification markers. This is called Nutrigenetics , how understanding someone’s unique DNA and then using nutrition and lifestyle to change the way your genes are expressed