Weight Loss Trends to Watch For in 2018

Weight Loss Trends to Watch For in 2018

  • January 2, 2018 /

It’s the month of new year’s resolutions.. when we all decide this is the year we’re going to take charge of our health and lose weight. If that’s your resolution, then it’s time to explore your many options for dropping some pounds.

In 2018, you’ll see weight loss programs that take a more comprehensive approach to health. These trends focus on healing the body for the long-term, not quick-fixes.

It’s safe to say fad diets are out.

They do little to aid long-term weight loss and are sometimes even downright dangerous.

So what’s IN for 2018? Check out these 5 trends:

1. Functional medicine

Functional medicine focuses on patient-centric treatment. Doctors spend time learning about your medical history and personal situation. They also conduct blood tests and other analyses.

From there, they develop personalized weight loss plans with non-invasive methods and natural solutions.

2. Healing the gut

An imbalanced gut can negatively impact your body's ability to absorb nutrients from food. It can also trigger depression and mental health symptoms.

It's important to heal the gut with healthy digestive enzymes and probiotics when you're trying to lose weight. A "leaky gut" can sabotage your weight loss efforts.

3. Managing stress

Stress can physically manifest itself throughout many areas of the body. It's already widely understood that increased stress and cortisol levels are directly linked to stomach ulcers.

Not only can stress and cortisol damage your stomach, they can cause weight gain. By reducing sources of stress and learning to cope, you can help your body lose weight.

4. Maintaining a proper sleep schedule

Sleep is when our bodies recharge and prepare for the following day. When your sleep schedule is imbalanced, your whole body suffers.

Insomnia and sleep deprivation are also directly linked to depression, stress, and weight gain. A holistic plan for losing weight should include exercise and maintaining a proper sleep schedule.

5. Plant-based proteins and fats

Despite their love of carbs, only about 3% of Americans get enough fiber in their diet. Whole grains are essential for cardiovascular health, whole body wellness, and losing weight.

Americans do, however, get plenty of protein. Unfortunately, most of this protein comes from animal sources which can contain high levels of cholesterol. Plant-based proteins are a crucial part of maintaining wellness and reducing weight.

Comprehensive weight loss at Valhalla Wellness

At Valhalla Wellness, we take a holistic approach to losing weight. Our goal is to strengthen your body on a cellular level so you can heal from the inside out.

We address the root causes of weight gain and offer a variety of modalities to develop a personalized treatment plan. This may include:

Take Charge of Your Health!

If you're ready to take charge of your health, Valhalla Wellness is ready to help. We'll assess your health and create a plan centered around you.