Here's Why There's More to Weight Loss Than Diet and Exercise

Here’s Why There’s More to Weight Loss Than Diet and Exercise

  • February 6, 2018 /

Weight is a finicky thing.Many people struggle for years yo-yo-ing up and down the scale.The problem with traditional methods is that they look at weight loss as a means to an end: you go through X so you can achieve Y.

Unfortunately, this doesn't address the underlying medical, genetic, and environmental conditions that caused you to gain weight in the first place.

Everyone knows that a small number on the scale does not necessarily equate to good health: plenty of thin people are malnourished and otherwise unhealthy.

So why should that number be the ultimate goal of your program?

And even if you achieve that number, how do you maintain proper long-term health and overall wellness?

Our functional medicine approach in Las Vegas offers a different solution.

When You're Struggling with Weight, Diet and Exercise Aren't Enough.
Here's Why:

Obesity is a major public health concern today. More than two-thirds (about 70%) of adults living in the United States are either overweight or obese according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

That's millions and millions of people facing their own unique struggle.The problem with most programs is that they aren't designed with the individual in mind. They all tend to offer the same approach: eat healthy and exercise.

While diet and exercise are certainly important, how you implement them and address your environment is equally important.

A Holistic and Personalized Solution is Necessary for Weight Loss

Functional medicine offers a different solution by taking a holistic or comprehensive approach to losing weight. A functional medicine doctor will usually spend a considerable amount of time getting to know you. They'll ask a lot of questions and conduct some tests to get a good picture of your personal situation.

Here's what your experience with a functional medicine doctor might look like:

  • Learning about your personal medical history and chronic conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure
  • Studying your family history and possible genetic predisposition to weight gain
  • Blood tests to monitor your sugar and hormone levels
  • Talking to you about your previous attempts at losing weight and learning what hasn't worked for you in the past
  • Nutritional counseling and developing a personalized diet
  • Personal training and designing a personalized exercise regimen
  • Therapeutic counseling and other mental health solutions
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy to change your thought process and daily habits

As you can see, a holistic or functional approach is much better suited for not only losing weight, but identifying why you gained weight in the first place.

This type of medicine identifies the root causes for weight gain and works with you to build a personalized solution.

Mental health and cognitive function play a big role in physical health and general wellness. A functional approach takes those factors into consideration as well.

The Valhalla Wellness Approach to Weight Loss: Functional Medicine in Las Vegas

At Valhalla Wellness, we understand that diet and exercise are not enough to maintain your weight loss goals.

For many people, weight gain is directly linked to their genetics. It's true that you can't change your DNA, but you can design a program that takes your personal medical history and genetics into consideration.

That's how you arrive at a whole-body solution instead of rushing through the means to an end.We use functional medicine in Las Vegas and a variety of holistic programs that usually last between 5 to 12 weeks depending on your needs and goals.

We know that resistance to losing weight is a problem many people face. That's why we take the time to learn and understand your personal situation.

Our comprehensive programs may include a combination of the following:

Our programs address weight on a cellular level by taking many factors into consideration – not just diet and exercise. We work directly with you to help achieve your goals. Patients in our 12-week program typically lose between 20 and 50 pounds.

We Have the Right Weight Loss Program for You!

If you are struggling with weight loss, contact us today to learn about our weight loss program options.