It is usually defined as being 20-30% above the normal/average body weight for someone of the same age, gender, and height. It can be measured by one's Body Mass Index (BMI) or more accurately their Body Fat % (BF%). Normal BMI is between 18.5–24.9 and is calculated by dividing your weight (kg) by your height (meters squared). Normal body fat percentage is between 20-27% for women and 13-17% for men. This can be calculated by various methods including BioElectrical
There are many potential causes of weight gain. Some factors may include one or many of the following:
Most healthcare providers believe that overweight individuals should try to lose weight gradually. This reduces the risk of nutritional deficiencies, a slower metabolism and increases the likelihood of long-term success.
It is well known by the medical community that being overweight is associated with many forms of chronic disease.
A healthy diet and regular exercise are major contributors to treating weight concerns. However, it is not just a matter of cutting out candy or hamburgers. Many people do not realize that the food they thought was healthy for them, is working against their goals to loose weight. Food intolerance testing performed by a trusted laboratory or practitioner is a very helpful tool in identifying food intolerances that may be negatively effecting a persons digestion and metabolism.
First Line Therapy is a therapeutic nutritional program designed to support weight loss by providing patients with a structured food plan. An assessment with one of the leading KIH Naturopathic Doctors is completed including BIA testing, measurements and if needed, blood work to test thyroid, hormone and various other metabolic factors.
Holistic Nutritionists are highly trained in working with clients to shed those unnecessary pounds. They assess you for nutrient deficiencies and metabolic disturbances that may be negatively affecting your ability to loose weight. They can also prepare meal plans based on these results to help you improve your diet and get on the right path to weight loss and better health.