by Chef K.T. Murphy
Alternative medicine takes a more holistic approach to healing and wellness than conventional medicine does. Holistic healing aims to treat the whole person by addressing all the causes of a problem, not just looking solely at the symptoms and devising ways to manage those.
Those who use a holistic approach to weight loss, one that addresses all the factors that have led them to being overweight, are much more likely to enjoy weight loss that is successful as well as long-term.
By addressing the comprehensive causes of your weight loss, holistic approaches that use alternative practices can help you achieve a healthier weight while also addressing the reasons why you gained weight to start with.
Your weight gain is a symptom. It is a symptom of your overstressed lifestyle, of the combination of genetics and learned behaviors, of your lack of sleep and hormonal imbalances, of your untreated mental health problems and its impact on your sleep, stress, hormones, and other factors. It is a multidimensional challenge that requires a multifaceted solution.
Enter alternative medicine. Through practices that are designed to promote wellness, not just physical health, you can learn to treat the underlying causes of your weight gain.
Alternative methods often focus on healing the mind and soul as well as the body, which are significant influences of your diet and lifestyle choices. Because alternative practices concentrate on treating the whole body, you can enjoy better health and lower weight that lasts for years to come.
Other options for alternative practices to enhance weight loss abound. Natural dietary supplements can improve your digestive health, which enables you to absorb nutrients more readily. Some supplements can give you more energy, which may strengthen your motivation to exercise, as well.
Practices like yoga and tai chi are not only physical activities that improve your strength, but they also reduce stress and teach you mindfulness strategies. Other forms of meditation, including walking meditation and meditative movement, are great for focusing on mental as well as physical health.
Using alternative practices to boost your weight loss efforts may not only help you take off more weight, but engaging in these habits can also help you learn to keep your new habits long-term, which can lead to keeping the weight off in the future.
The more you can address the issues that led to your weight gain, the more you will be able to lose weight successfully and maintain that loss in the future.
All the best as I too struggle with weight issues