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A New Way to Say Goodbye to Fad Diets

Dr. Erica Steele – Are you tired of constantly jumping from one fad diet to another with little or no results? I know, I would be. My name is Dr. Erica Steele. I’m a holistic doctor in family practice. I hold six degrees in my field, all in natural healthcare. I am here to tell you it’s time to say goodbye to those quick-fix solutions and hello, to a healthier, more abundant, holistic lifestyle that will help you achieve your weight loss goals. Holistic weight loss is a natural and effective approach that considers the entire person, not just the physical, environmental, mental, emotional, spiritual, and even ancestral. Sometimes people hold onto trauma from their family lineage, and letting go of that means releasing those unhealthy patterns.

We will look closer at what holistic weight loss is and how you can use these principles to help achieve your weight loss goals. Macronutrients are the three primary nutrients that provide energy to our bodies. That’s carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. We will talk about each one of those carbohydrates as the body’s primary energy source. They can be found in foods like grains, fruits, and vegetables to maintain a healthy diet.

It’s essential to focus on consuming complex carbohydrates, such as your fruits and your vegetables, rather than simple carbohydrates, which are your sugars, pieces of bread, and pasta. Proteins are essential for building and repairing tissues within our body. They can be found in meat, poultry, fish, dairy, and legumes. You want to include sources of protein with each meal and snack. Some vegetarian options, such as lentils or black beans that have lower fat.

You want to focus on consuming lean protein sources. If you eat meat such as skinless chicken or fish to reduce your intake of unhealthy fats. I’m not a proponent of a vegetarian diet, but you can utilize a vegetarian diet. I was raised vegetarian. So, I’m aware of all the health benefits, but from a protein perspective, it’s minimal. You really must watch your protein if you choose to be a vegetarian.

Fats are an essential part of our healthy diet, but it’s important to be mindful of the types of fats and how much we consume; even healthy fats can build up. If you don’t have the activity level to run or workout, the number of fats you’re consuming, you’re going to store it as visceral fat, which is fat around your organs.

Good sources of fat include nuts, seeds, avocado, and olive oil. But again, make sure you watch those numbers. If you want to lose weight, you want at most 20% of your metabolic amount, which is your calories. Avoid consuming unhealthy fats altogether. Those are trans and saturated fats like fried food and processed foods. Those all have those in there. Balancing your macronutrient intake is essential for maintaining a healthy diet and creating a holistic lifestyle. We tend to look at our mindset first and our emotional connection second. Then, we start looking at diet and nutrition because if we don’t have the mindset to sustain ourselves, we will go to our default diet, which is often unhealthy, fast, unconscious, and not fully present. You want to balance your diet with carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats. So, in general, a person can consume 45 to 65% of their calories from carbohydrates, 20 to 35% from protein, and then 20 to 35% from healthy fats. That ratio is determined by multiple factors. We look at the pre-patient’s body composition. We look at their visceral fat. We look at their biochemistry. There’s a lot of difference between what they’re digesting and assimilating. This is what allows us to create more of an individualized plan.

Individual macronutrient needs may vary based on your age or gender and physical activity levels. For example, an athlete may require a higher intake of carbohydrates, or they can do a higher grade of fat because they’re going to be burning it off. So why do older adults focus on higher protein intake to support muscle health?

Macronutrients are crucial in maintaining a holistic health, lifestyle, and weight loss plan. Keeping a habit out of the fad diets and being mindful and present to what you’re eating by consuming a balanced intake of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats is a massive step in the right direction if you want to reach your goals.

Get Back to the Basics

Dr. Erica Steele – One, a natural and effective approach to weight loss. Let’s get back to our basics. But first, my name is Dr. Erica Steele. I’m a holistic doctor in family practice. I hold six degrees in my field. They’re all in the natural health care space. I went to school so you don’t have to. Alright, here we go. So when we’re trying to lose weight, we need to get back to the basics. It’s not about the fancy, it’s not about the diets. It’s not about the potions, the quick begs. It’s not even really about the supplements. We want to first start with our mindset.

Stress management, our water, our movement. And of course our nutrition, those five things in and of itself will help you to achieve your weight loss goals. When we’re looking for a natural and effective approach, it’s really what you’re doing consistently. Over a long period of time. It’s not the quick fix. Okay. I’m going to do some extreme diet for a month and drop all this weight because a lot of times what happens with that is you gain it all back. Once you stop, it’s just not sustainable.

And it can actually be harmful to your system. Let’s get out of this. Fad diet quick fix or there’s some magical pill, potion, or even person, right? Like there are so many ways to get to the same place. I don’t believe in gruesomeness. I don’t believe there’s only one person. Who’s got all the answers and I’m going to keep going to them and they’re going to be my guru. I’m not into that.

I don’t want your power as a doctor. I don’t want you to give it to me. I, my role is to educate you, coach you and hold you accountable so that you’re able to achieve the results that you’re looking for. If you want to get back to your basics and you are interested in learning more, we do have a holistic weight loss.

Coaching program that is coming up. It is a group coaching program. So we’ll be working with lots of people on helping them achieve their weight loss goal. So you won’t just be an island to yourself working. One-on-one we’ll be working as a group. You’ll have an app to download on your phone that will have daily videos and activities for you to do. And we’ll meet as a group once a month to be able to really cement and, and really get some of those coaching questions, satisfied and understood so that we can all move forward. As a group, we’ll create a nice supportive network for you to be able to meet friends, build motivations, especially if you don’t have that.

Support system in your life, we will create one. So getting back to basics is really important. I talked about what that means, and if you’re looking for us to help you please share, subscribe, and click below. And join our upcoming group.

Dangers and Risks to People Trying to Lose Weight

Dr Steele: So let’s talk about some of the hidden dangers and risks for people trying to lose weight. My name is Dr. Erica Steele. I’m a holistic doctor and family practice. I hold six degrees in my field, all in the natural health care space. And I went to school. So you don’t have to. All right. Obesity. We all know that obesity is a growing problem in many countries around the world. And it’s important to understand that the challenges that people face when trying to lose weight, it’s not just that people are lazy or that they don’t feel motivated. There are so many reasons why a person can’t necessarily lose rates.

So we’re going to discuss some of those dangers and pain points that I’ve seen in my practice with people trying to lose weight. First health risks. One of the biggest dangers of obesity is all the health risks that are posed. We know that. Obesity increases risk of let’s say developing heart disease, diabetes, or even certain cancers. So people are waiting, they have higher risk of developing hypertension, stroke and heart attack, but they could also have underlying issues that could be affecting it, like mold exposure or digestion, assimilation issues.

So it’s not always just again that they’re not able to do it. Sometimes there’s another health barrier that prevents them. Secondly, emotional pain. Losing weight can actually be very difficult and an emotional journey for people, especially if they’ve experienced abuse or sexual trauma. People tend to hold on, wait too. As a means to protect themselves, people who are overweight often face shame, embarrassment, low self-esteem, and these negative emotions can be difficult to overcome, come to terms with, and finally let go.

Additionally, people can find it difficult to stick to a diet or exercise plan based on not fully loving themselves, which can lead to frustration. And disappointment I’ve often seen in my practice. People will choose these really crazy outlandish diets. And then they’ll white knuckling for a short period of time and then crash and burn and fail. And then they’re beating themselves up after the fact.

There’s physical pain. So losing weight can also be physically painful for some people. Especially people who are overweight, they may experience joint pain discomfort, which can prevent them from being able to work out or move their bodies. And so if they don’t have enough physical activity and those let’s say dopamine and epinephrine and norepinephrine is not running through their system, they don’t necessarily feel motivated to get up off of the couch and move their bodies, knees, hips, back, all different muscle tensions.

So then a lot of times those people will resort to those crash diets, which can lead to muscle loss. And again create further physical pain. Yo-yo dieting. We touched on this a little bit, but people have a cycle of losing and gaining weight. And that’s a very big danger that people face when they’re losing, trying to lose weight. This can be frustrating, disheartening, and also has very negative effects on a person’s health. So if one minute they’re doing keto and the next minute they’re going to be a vegan.

And the next minute they definitely can be depleting. A lot of core nutrients that their bodies actually need. I know I’ve seen it in my own personal health journey, and I’ve also seen it in working with other people, just because of a diet. What is touted as the healthiest doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s healthy for you. Yo-yo dieting can also lead to loss of muscle mass.

Some, even in osteopenia, osteoporosis, I’ve seen those connections as well, especially for people that are malnourished with their proteins for years and years on end. There’s also a lot of weight stigma around people trying to lose weight. People who are overweight often face discrimination, negative stereotypes, which can be very emotionally hurtful and damaging to their weight. Stigmas can also make it more difficult for people to asset access, resources and support that they need.

Because the consciousness is that people that have weight they’re lazy, they don’t want to work. They don’t want to do anything. They just sit around and eat that common comment that I’ve heard, which is horrible, is Push yourself away from the table or push yourself away from the plate. It’s not just as simple as that. There’s so many different dynamics that go into a person losing weight.

Cost. So sometimes losing weight can be expensive, many weight loss programs and products such as diet plans, supplements, and gym memberships can be very costly and sometimes just out of reach for a lot of people. Additionally people who are overweight may need to purchase new clothing as they lose weight, which can also add to the cost. So some people economically they’re like, I can’t lose weight because I just have all these clothes and I can’t afford to change them. So those can be some of the barriers to entry, not to mention the cost of food and organic food and natural things sometimes can be a cost that many people can’t bear.

Time constraints, losing weight can also be incredibly time-consuming. Many people struggle to find the time to prepare healthy meals, exercise, attend weight loss, support groups, or even go to the doctor. And so some weight loss methods such as bariatric surgery also can require significant recovery time.

And sometimes people are looking for that quick fix solution, which has other risks later on down the road that they don’t speak about. It’s incredibly important for people to begin to make time for themselves, especially if they’re considering a health journey such as losing weight. Again, that’s definitely a component that many people struggle with as they’re running around, trying to do 25 things and keep everything together.

Social isolation, losing weight can also lead to social isolation if people who are trying to lose weight may feel self-conscious about their appearance, which may make it difficult for them to. To participate in some social activities and events. People who are trying to lose weight may feel this way.

They’re missing out on foods and drinks that they enjoy, and they just don’t want the temptation of going to a party or an event where they’re going to really have to face their fears and their addictions and all of that. Sometimes it’s just easier for them not to go, which can lead to feelings of sadness as well as loneliness.

So losing weight can be a very dangerous as well as painful journey for many people. So it’s important to be aware of the dangers and pain points. And to seek support and resources to help overcome, remember slow and steady is definitely the best practice when it comes to losing weight and make sure that you reward yourself as you’re making progress along the way and don’t be discouraged. Keep pushing forward towards your weight loss goals. I can, I believe in you and if you want to reach out and I can help.

Discover How to Balance Your Body, Mind, and Spirit for Optimal Weight Loss

Dr. Erica Steele – Losing weight can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. My name is Dr. Erica Steele. I’m a holistic doctor in family practice. I hold six degrees in my field. They’re all in the natural health care space. I am a drugless doctor and I went to school. So you don’t have to. All right. So let’s discover how to balance your body, your mind and spirit for optimal weight loss results.

And we want to do this holistically because I’m Melissa doctor. All right. So what does it mean to have a holistic weight loss process? It’s really about creating a healthy balance with all aspects of your life to achieve those sustainable results that last years and years. So in this video, we’re going to explore some of those key principles for having a holistic weight loss lifestyle and how you can use them to achieve your actual goals.

All right. So what is it about? Holistic weight loss is really about creating that balance and holistic medicine in general is about creating that balance where we always look at the relationship that one organ system has to another, or this aspect of our. Humanity has to do this. We look at humans, I treat humans for a living all day long, and so one thing may affect another. And it may be surprising if, for instance, your mental health, if it’s not addressed, is going to affect your emotional health, which in turn is going to affect your physical health and wellbeing.

So we look at all of these different components when we’re working to really balance and help people to reclaim their health. Mindfulness is that first step. So we’ve talked about it. Many times before in many videos, but I cannot stress the importance of mindfulness that’s being fully present to your thoughts, your feelings, your actions in the moment. So if you have a lot of feelings coming up

And it’s not related to something going on in the actual moment. That’s a lot of past emotions that needs to be processed and needs to be dealt with. Also, there’s a lot of thoughts. So our minds are racing. We’ve got all kinds of things going on. And so we want to put these thoughts on a leash and begin to think clearly, right?

Because our thoughts create our feelings and then our feelings create our actions and our actions create our behaviors over a long period of time. So many of us have work to do when it comes to being mindful because we’re constantly thinking about things. You’re thinking of emotionally suppressing or avoiding, and then that is going to lead to inaction, which is going to prevent us from achieving our healthy weight loss goal. Meditation, yoga, prayer can all be super helpful for us to be able to discover that.

The second step. His movement, of course, we want to move our bodies sometimes. The reason I put it second in this particular video is because sometimes movement can be motivating. A lot of times we have stuck stagnant energy in different areas of our body emotions that have been stored for so many years.

And so when we begin to move our bodies and breathe consciously like with yoga or Pilates, or or even just simple body weight movements, if we start to feel into our bodies, we can feel where it’s stuck and stagnant, and that can really give us clues. And insights into what emotions are bothering us. Do we have a chronic shoulder that’s responsible? Do we have throat stuff? That’s communication. Do we have heart stuff? That’s grief or sadness?

Do we have belly stuff, that’s fear, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. There are a lot of different connections and a lot of different resources, which I’ll talk about in other videos of how we can make that mind, body connection and movement can really help us to see where our body is. It’s like a check engine light.

All right. Third step nutrition. So eating is balanced in nutrition. Eating a balanced and nutritious diet, is essential for your healthy weight loss focus on consuming whole unprocessed foods. Just like I’ve said, if it’s God made, eat it, if it’s man-made stay away from it, if it’s in a box or bag it’s processed, probably shouldn’t go into your body. It won’t digest while your body won’t identify it well, so really make sure that you’ve got things that are growing your fruits and your vegetables low-glycemic whenever possible, your proteins.

So chicken breasts, Turkey breasts, white fish. Lentils black beans, kidney beans. Those low-fat beans are really good sources of protein and you want to have protein every single meal. Let’s say if on average you need a hundred grams of protein, just take that number that you need and divide it by how many times a day you’re going to eat.

And then set that as your goal. I typically first start with water, making sure patients are drinking half their body weights and ounces of water, and then we go secondary to their protein. So we go, okay, make sure you get half your body weight in ounces in water. Get that into routine. I know for a lot of people they’ve been dehydrated for so long.

They’re going to go to the bathroom a lot in the beginning. And that’s actually a good thing because that’s the body just cleansing itself. It’s going, oh my gosh, thank God we’ve given her water. And so it’s going to take awhile to balance and don’t be afraid of that. You need to be able to eliminate it over time. As you become hydrated, as your cells become hydrated, the bathroom trips will definitely calm down. So be aware of that. Once you get the water down, then add the protein, make sure you’re subdividing it out. I tend to get smaller doses of protein than larger doses of protein.

Like I don’t typically eat one meal a day unless I’m fasting or doing some sort of spiritual practice. So there’s all kinds of different ways that we can. Maneuver for that. All right. Four steps sleep, You want to get quality sleep. You want to make sure that you’re sleeping restfully. If you tend to ruminate before you go to bed, just put a simple notebook by your bed and write everything down. Like data, dump everything on your brain. I don’t typically recommend things like melatonin because it can affect your serotonin.

But if you do need something to help calm you down. I love Gabba as an amino acid. I love Althea. Holy Bazell can also be helpful too. And it’s nice and mild valerian, nice and mild. We are, we don’t need to knock yourselves out. We just need a nice gentle sleep. We also don’t want to skip sleep. We don’t want to do four hours a day, five hours taking a lot of naps.

We want to get, have that nighttime routine and have that restful sleep that so many of us need to be able to repair and heal. The fifth step is stress management. We talk about this a lot on this channel about emotional stress and emotional wellbeing, and really validating an honor. There’s a lot of different modalities out there EFT tapping there’s NLP, which is neuro-linguistic programming. There’s hypnotherapy, there’s meditation, there’s mindfulness.

There’s a lot of different modalities reading books can even really help you too. Understand and validate your emotions. We all have them, whether you’re a man or a woman, we all have emotions. And it’s very important for each one of us to validate our emotions and how we actually feel. So we want to ensure that we give our emotions space, even if it’s difficult, even if it doesn’t feel good, it’s important to honor those difficulties.

And let’s say uncomfortable emotions before we just shoo them away and try to affirm them away. We want to really sit with this discomfort and be comfortable. With this discomfort and honor that emotion before we’re ready to transform it into something healthier. Mindful eating. So that’s eating consciously. That’s knowing your macros, what you’re eating for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack, making sure that you’re aware, present to where, where your food is coming from. That’s an even deeper connection to mindful eating. Are you growing your food? Are you buying your food?

Where are you buying your food from? Where does that source come from? Because that’s all energy. So if you are buying foods from different places and you’re not aware of them, you’re not truly mindful. Eating, because you’re not fully present to what it is that you’re eating and why you’re eating it. So really connecting in and commuting with yourself because that’s how you’re nourishing yourself. That’s how you’re healing yourself in essence.

Gratitude is my seventh step. And that is really being grateful for what you currently have. I know a lot of people like gratitude, And if you have a difficult time with gratitude, that’s actually a symptom of resentment, frustration and lack of forgiveness of self. And so you may want to look at and consider doing some practices around forgiving yourself, giving your anger some space, giving your resentment some space, learning to be with them, maybe doing some tapping around.

Around that, and really work on committing yourself to bringing up all of those feelings in a safe container and processing them so that you can get to the other side with gratitude. I can tell you, you will not get gratitude. If you’re holding onto resentment, they bump heads and they don’t work because how could one be grateful if they feel like the world is out to get them or beating them up or whatever.

So just be mindful of that. Lastly, we look at your support system. So that is your network of friends and family. I strongly suggest you take an inventory of those people just because their blood doesn’t mean that they need to be in your life. And you want to make sure that the people in your life make you feel good and you feel motivated now. It’s not necessarily.

Their responsibility is to make you happy, but also to be there. Practicing healthy boundaries with you. Do, when you communicate boundary, do they respect that boundary? Are they loving and kind when you communicate that boundary? Are they highly reactive? Are they demotivators? Are they jealous of you?

How do they respond to you? Excelling? Let’s say you get a promotion or something really incredible happens. Are they happy for you or do you feel almost. Afraid to tell them because you don’t want them to feel bad. A lot of us, who have been through trauma, have deeply codependent relationships and, that’s B and it’s masters empathy, because we are always assessing our environment to make sure that the people in our environment are happy. Because if they’re happy, that means we’re happy, but that is codependent relationships.

I can be happy or not happy and you can be happy or not happy. They’re not interrelated. I can actually be happy and you’ll be unhappy. And we will be okay. And so understanding the support. Court system and how those dyed relationship dynamics work is really important to your overall health and wellbeing when you’re balancing yourself. All right. So balancing your body, mind and spirit with a holistic approach is certainly key in my opinion.

To optimal weight loss. And by incorporating these steps into your daily life, you can achieve your weight loss goals forever. It’s not a quick fix. This is a lifestyle and you can improve your overall health and wellbeing and lead a happier, more fulfilled, more wholesome life. I definitely am living proof of that. So if you want to start your holistic weight loss journey with me today and see the results for yourself, please click on the link below and we’ll be welcome to have you in our next upcoming holistic weight loss program.

The Power of Holistic Weight Loss

Dr. Erica Steele : Discover the power of a holistic weight loss process and how it can help you achieve a healthier lifestyle for your life. My name is Dr. Erica steele. I’m a holistic doctor in family practice. I hold six degrees in my field in the natural health care space and I’ve gone to school. So you don’t have to.

All right, let’s jump into it. So what is a holistic weight loss journey? It’s a safe, natural and effective approach that includes the entire person. So often you’ll go into a doctor and let’s say, you’re going to, for one issue or you’re going for another issue, you have to go to multiple specialists.

Oftentimes for multiple issues regarding the same person. So holistic medicine, we don’t do that. We look at you as a whole person. So that includes looking at your physical, mental, emotional, environmental, spiritual, as well as your ancestral components and how that all plays into where you are with your health and where you’re stuck up.

So in this video, we’re going to explore the benefits of choosing a holistic weight loss path and how you can incorporate these principles into your daily life to achieve sustainable results. So the first thing is pretty obvious: improved physical health. So holistic weight loss can help you improve your physical health by promoting healthy weight loss, which helps reduce the risk of so many chronic diseases, such as hypertension, diabetes in certain types of cancers.

And also. helps you improve your overall level of fitness. So there’s a lot of physical benefits to it that can really help you to make sure that we keep the doctor away. Obviously not a holistic doctor because we’re there for prevention, but we, if we choose to take our personal responsibility over our physical health, we won’t need to diagnose and manage disease because our bodies maintain well because it’s been made to heal itself.

If given the right environment, it’s our responsibility to create the environment that’s conducive for healing. Second. And better mental health. So a holistic weight loss journey, as well as just the whole lifestyle itself can help improve your mental health because you learn so much about yourself. And as you’re learning about yourself why, you think about what you feel that can help to reduce any stress and anxiety, improve your self esteem and increase your overall happiness and wellbeing.

Most often when people come in, they’re a little checked out mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, and I helped to realign them back into themselves and really teach them step by step how to create a holistic lifestyle for themselves, meaning that they are responsible for their mental and emotional state.

And I teach them and coach them around what they can do to create the life of their dreams. Number three increased energy. So by improving physical and mental health, you can definitely increase your energy levels. So you can wake up feeling alive. You can go to sleep just gently, relaxed. You can really help to regulate your energy levels, making it easier to be active and productive throughout the day.

I know I fit in like literally a week in my days. And that’s because I’m able to maintain my energy and keep my circadian rhythm balanced. Number four, speaking of circadian rhythm. Better sleep. So a holistic weight loss journey can help improve your circadian rhythm, which can help your sleep quality as well as your overall mood. If you feel more rested and refreshed each day, you’re going to sleep. You’re sleeping through the night and you’re waking up refreshed. That is going to really help your productivity throughout the day, which is so exciting.

And especially like me, where you have so many demands on you, sleep is absolutely important and critical so that you’re able to think more clearly and feel more balanced throughout the day. Number five improved digestion. So holistic weight loss journey can help improve digestive health by reducing bloating, constipation, or other digestive issues. When you learn how to eat and you learn how to eat based on your macros, and you learn how to digest and assimilate and you clean up organs, like your Mom, your small intestines or your liver, it’s going to help improve your digestion overall.

So you’ll be able to eat food. A lot of times people will come in and they think, oh, I need to do a food reaction testing. Most of the time food reaction testing is wild. Inaccurate the reason being, because of the food, we have a lot of food like substances, especially in America, we have food that’s sprayed with herbicides, pesticides. We have GMOs. So is our body reacting to the food or is it reacting to, let’s say an herbicide or pesticide or the GMOs? We don’t really know, but I’ve learned in my practice that if we improve the digestive process and don’t go chasing after meaning we don’t need, we can save patients thousands of dollars in food allergy testing.

By helping them to learn how to eat, helping them to digest, assimilate. Metabolize what they’re actually eating and eliminate the body that will do the work for it. The body will heal itself and we can reduce any costly lab testing. And also we can keep that supplement count low, which is really important.

Number six is in a better mood. So we touched on this earlier. Allistic weight loss plan can really help to improve your overall mood and wellbeing because you’re starting to honor yourself, validate yourself, connect with yourself and how you feel. Again. So many people, they disassociate to survive. So they power through. They go, you know what I feel?

And I feel big and I don’t know what to do with these things. And they’re a liability. I can’t feel it. So I’m going to shut it down. I’m going to check out and I’m going to power through physically and I’m always. He’s an action. Early on in my career is so funny. Seeing people, you could literally see people coming in and they were just so anxious and they were like, gotta go, gotta do this, gotta do this, gotta do that. And they were so disconnected and afraid to feel because when you slow down, you actually have to start feeling your emotions and feeling emotions that you either don’t know what to do about, or that you have compartmentalized for years and years.

So we’re just in the consciousness of awakening of understanding the role of our emotions and how it can play into our overall. Overall health wellbeing, number seven, better skin. So inside out. So the skin is an external secondary drainage pathway. So our skin is inflamed or breaking out or all kinds of things. It’s really an internal issue. So as you’re working through a holistic weight loss process, you’re learning how to eat.

You’re learning how to eliminate better, your detox in your organs naturally. And so what happens is your body doesn’t have to shoot it out through the skin as much. You’re reducing your inflammation. And your body starts to return to homeostasis and you begin to see that healthy glow that you’ve missed. Plus when you’re drinking enough water, your skin looks hydrated.
Number eight, your confidence by improving your physical appearance. Of course. I’m all about vanity. Don’t get me wrong. Even though I’m Melissa’s doctor. I love vanity. I love looking good and feeling good. And so when you feel good inside and out and your insights match your outsides when you feel content with who you are inside mentally and emotionally, spiritually, and externally, that is matches and mirrors.

How you feel about yourself, man, that improves your confidence. Abound. So doing this process can really help to increase your self confidence as well as your self esteem. With that being said, Another happy side effect of this process is better relationships. When you start to look at the role that your relationships play on your mental, as well as emotional health, you start to clean house. You start to go, okay, is this relationship working for me? Is this not a relationship working for me?

How can I reduce stress and improve my overall wellbeing and make it easier to connect with others? You start to learn how to put the guards down. Feel safe, be vulnerable. You start to share and build relationships. That lasts for years and years. I think one of the things that I have just been so grateful for is based off of all of the personal growth work that I’ve done on myself. I have cultivated long lasting relationships that I’ve been in my life forever, and that feels so good. And so supportive.

Lastly, long-term results. So unlike when you’re doing a fat diet or a quick fix, when you practice a holistic weight loss process or a journey, it really focuses on getting fat. To the why and getting to the root causes. So you’re able to make these longterm long lasting changes to your lifestyle that can lead to long term results. Like I don’t have to track my food anymore because I know.

Consciously what I need to eat and how I need to put it in there. And I can feel that within my body, but in the beginning, I needed to track my food to help build awareness and understanding of what I was doing. Because if I didn’t have the data, I might, I could just check out and assume I was doing great, but I wasn’t.

And so I kept stalling and stopping, installing, and stopping. So one of the great happy side effects is when you take a lifestyle like this, you’re going to achieve those long-term results. And throughout all areas of your life. All right. So we’ve talked about all the wide range of benefits, but physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, that can help you to improve your overall health and wellbeing. And by incorporating these into your weight loss journey, you can only achieve sustainable results, but also it can positively impact every aspect of your life.

If you are looking for support in that, if you want encouragement, if you want a structure, if you want a plan that is geared towards you and nobody else, we do take consultation. And when I do take consults, I take lots of data on my patients. Patients. I listened to them. I hear what their pain points are. I hear how I can help them. I look at all of the external data that we take. We take all this data on you because we want to create an individualized program.

There are people, even exact twins, that come into my practice that have totally different care plans. People with the same diagnosis, people with the same struggles, everybody is unique as an individual. And that’s why I love holistic medicine so much because it helps to take you as an individual and really looks at everything. And then we prioritize. Step-by-step what you need to achieve, the results that you’re looking for. If you’re interested, please, like share, subscribe and I check out our link below.