Research to date has shown that maintaining correct weight for your height, build and exercise is an
important factor in maintaining optimum health. The wear and tear of your weight bearing joints as
well as the health of your cardiovascular health, the balance of your hormones and the function of
the immune systems to mention but a few correlate to the weight you maintain.
The reverse is true as well: your weight is a result of how well all body systems work. No one needs
reminding that keeping your weight at its optimum is also critical for slowing down the ageing
process and feeling and looking good. In fact, it tends to affect your performance in all areas of
life. Nutrition affects the digestive, glandular and metabolic functions. Eating a wholesome diet
goes a long way in weight control management as nutritional deficiencies do not fuel the fat burning
The majority of people seek weight loss, there are some who want to gain weight and cannot and those
in between whose weight fluctuates and becomes a focus of their attention. In my experience, to
manage weight well one often needs an expert advice and support with individualised approach
overseeing all possible pitfalls on the road to your best body shape and size.
Common weight myths
There are many popular myths with regards to weight loss. One is that what your scales show
is what matters. The other is that eating fewer calories is sufficient to help you lose
weight. Eating 'a balanced diet' is also a good one, especially when no one diet is good for
all, however healthy it may be. You may have heard a few others – the good news is, these
are nothing further from the truth.
It is the loss of body fat with reference to total weight as well as optimum waist
to hips ratio (i.e. your body shape) that are more important than the overall weight
Lean muscle is heavier than fat so whilst you may improve your body composition
(i.e. the ratio of lean muscle to fat), your scales may stay at the same or similar
Overeating does not always result in excess weight: some people can eat tons and
they look thin. Consuming large meals bears more weight (literally) as it increases
your insulin output, one of the most important factors in weight control.
When you consult me at Focus Nutrition+,
all these aspects are investigated thoroughly and then addressed as appropriate. Following
your Focus Nutrition+ tailor-made eating
guidelines will help optimise your weight and maintain it effortlessly, whether you need to
lose or gain some pounds and your eating plan will not seem like a diet any more!
Other factors that may be be affecting your weight include:
digestive disturbances including food allergy or intolerance
lectin, ghrelin, leptin and adiponectin levels
glandular disturbances (e.g. poor liver, pancreatic, thyroid & / or adrenal
metabolic abnormalities (e.g. thyroid-related, lifestyle related)
other hormonal imbalances (e.g. female or male hormone-related)
hereditary factors as well as
poor eating habits & the quality of the foods we consume (the 'junk food' diet of
processed / denatured foods)
With Focus Nutrition+ all the factors
interfering with your optimal weight management are ascetained and dealt with accordingly so
that your body finds its natural metabolic setpoint. This affects you when trying to
maintain your weights' ideal level.