Healthy Weight-Loss

It's normal to want to lose weight as quickly as possible.  Everyone wants the fast results fad diets claim to provide.  Unfortunately, that usually not the way to achieve healthy and sustainable weight-loss.  

It’s natural for anyone trying to lose weight to want to lose it very quickly. But evidence shows that people who lose weight gradually and steadily (about 1 to 2 pounds per week) are more successful at keeping weight off. Healthy weight loss isn’t just about a “diet” or “program”. It’s about an ongoing lifestyle that includes long-term changes in daily eating and exercise habits.

As mentioned in the above quote, weight-loss is most effective when there is lifestyle change.  We will never have lasting results if we eat better and exercise more for a month and then go back to the pre-diet lifestyle.  

The most basic explanation of how to lose weight is to burn more calories than you take in.  One pound equates to about 3,500 calories.  If you reduce your caloric intake by 500—1000 calories per day you can expect to lose 1 to 2 pounds per week.  That is a healthy and sustainable goal.  Be wary of any diet or weight-loss program that claims you will lose much more than that.  

Nashville Chiropractic will soon be partnering with Nashville Wellness Academy (NWA) to offer successful, sustainable, and affordable weight-loss programs.  NWA will focus on everything relating to weight-loss, from mental and emotional hurdles to the physical demands required to achieve set goals.  Stay tuned for more updates!