While having this amount of information available at our fingertips can be useful, it also can be very confusing since there are never-ending nutrition opinions and studies, some of which are contradictory. To make things even harder to decipher through, what may work for some, may not work for others, so yes, nutrition for weight loss and well-being can be tricky. We would like to clear up the confusion and give you some tips, as well as talk about some of the services Doctor’s Best Health offers, so you can achieve the results you’re looking for, through our personalized services that are tailored to your specific needs.
First of all, let’s start with the basics. Macro-nutrients consist of protein, fat, and carbohydrates, and you have probably noticed there are numerous theories of macro-nutrient combinations that should be acquired for optimal health. One thing to keep in mind is that the quality of your nutrition plan is far more important than the quantity as eating 2,000 calories per day of pizza, cookies, and soda will have a much different effect on your body than 2,000 calories per day of green veggies, low sugar fruits, healthy fats, and quality proteins. If you’re not a calorie or macro-nutrient counter then we have good news for you. Sticking to particular foods in these macro-nutrient categories is likely to assist with your weight loss and wellness efforts without the need for calculations, and weighing of food. See the examples below for ideal proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.
Proteins: Eggs, chicken, turkey, fish, shellfish, moderate amounts of grass-fed meats, Greek yogurt, beans, peas, lentils, nuts seeds, broccoli, spinach, and quinoa.
Fats: Avocado, extra-virgin olive oil, avocado oil, eggs, wild salmon, nuts, seeds, Greek yogurt, and moderate amounts of grass-fed meats.
Carbohydrates: All green vegetables, low-sugar fruits such as berries, grapefruit, apricot, tomato, bell pepper, and avocado, beans, peas, lentils, and quinoa.
As we mentioned earlier, nutrition can be confusing since there are so many pieces of conflicting information out there, so if you’re someone who needs individual assistance to take the guesswork out of your diet, Doctor’s Best Health offers nutritionist services for you. Our team of nutritionists will analyze your current nutrition regimen and customize a new plan that is based on your background and goals. An added benefit, the support system and accountability acquired through working with a personalized nutritionist substantially increases your odds for success.
If you feel as if you need a little boost that is more than a customized nutrition and weight loss plan, there are other promising tactics that are employed at Doctor’s Best Health, such as IV nutrition therapy, and medical weight loss programs. If you’re not familiar with nutrition therapy, we simply administer an IV of essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, antimicrobials, and amino acids. Those that have serious nutrient deficiencies (and this applies to more people than you would assume!), may have difficulties absorbing nutrients which can lead to a host of medical problems. The use of IV nutrition therapy can alleviate these issues as quickly as possible. Another service, medical weight loss programs actually make you twice as likely to achieve the results you’re looking for. Medical weight loss regimens are in-depth processes that are closely monitored and include a comprehensive body screening, blood work and EKG, nutritional support, an exercise regimen, as well as support from appetite suppressants and HCG injections.
As you can see, there are a variety of tactics to achieve weight loss and overall wellness. Keep in mind, there is no one solution for everyone, as we all have different goals, biochemistry, and medical backgrounds, so it’s imperative to choose a system that is right for you