NAPA, CA / November 30, 2021 / Effective, natural and sustainable weight loss is not driven by surgeries or prescription medications. Dr. Juli Mazi ND is an esteemed naturopathic doctor in the state of California and beyond. She recently discussed how naturopathic medicine can improve metabolism and help you lose weight.
“The key is to find the underlying reasons for the weight gain, which may be different from one person to the next. One person may have a hormone imbalance, which is encouraging weight gain, while the next may have excess inflammation as an underlying cause. Sometimes, the causes can be multifactorial. Working with a naturopathic doctor to do the appropriate detective work can help identify these causes, and then they can be treated directly,” Mazi explained.
Naturopathic medicine is heavily based on nutrition and lifestyle changes. Changes to diet and exercise can lead to effective, lasting weight loss.
Metabolism is a process in which your body transforms the foods and drinks you consume into energy. This complex function takes place throughout the day, even while sleeping. Certain genetic, dietary and lifestyle factors can lead to a slower metabolism.
“Many people feel like they’re born with a slow metabolism, and there’s nothing they can do about it,” Dr. Juli Mazi ND said. “That’s not the case. There are a multitude of ways to improve your metabolism and expedite weight loss.”
Dr. Mazi explained that exercising regularly, consuming the right foods, and reducing stress are three major factors in boosting metabolism.
“Your ND can help you create an individualized, safe and effective plan to change your lifestyle that can result in faster metabolism and weight loss,” Juli Mazi said.
Dr. Mazi explained the key is to choose an exercise you enjoy and ease into a new workout regimen until it becomes a part of your routine. “Trying to commit to an exercise regimen you hate is a recipe for disaster. Also, jumping straight into a high-intensity workout program is more likely to result in burnout and a return to your old habits. A qualified ND can help you create an effective workout plan for sustained health,” says Mazi.
Food is another major part of weight loss and boosting metabolism. Certain foods, at certain times of day, can help boost metabolism and burn fat. Working with an ND can help you make changes to your diet that will aid the weight loss process. Juli explained that some individuals may need a protein boost while others may need to cut out certain commonly consumed food items. There’s no one diet for everyone.
“Naturopathic medicine is designed to help you achieve a healthier mind, body, and spirit,” Juli Mazi said. “These parts of the human experience are all linked. Your ND can help you take measures needed to reduce stress, which can result in superior sleep, a healthier diet, faster metabolism, and ultimately, weight loss.”
Mazi concluded by stating that your weight loss journey can begin today by speaking with a qualified ND about your health and lifestyle goals.