Home
Weight Management

Weight Management

Weight Management

Obesity is a multifaceted and complex health condition characterized by an excessive accumulation of body fat, which can have profound implications for overall health and well-being. As obesity rates continue to rise globally, understanding the underlying causes, recognizing the health consequences, and exploring effective solutions are paramount.
health system

Causes of Obesity

The causes of obesity are many and often there are more than one cause and they are interrelated.

Diets high in processed foods, refined sugars, unhealthy fats, and excessive calorie intake contribute to weight gain and obesity. These dietary choices often lack essential nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants, while promoting overeating and weight gain. Ultra processed food is engineered to be addictive, which can place you in a vicious cycle that you literally can not break. Sugar is addictive and can cause you to not be able to stop eating sugary snacks.
Lack of physical activity and sedentary behaviors such as prolonged sitting, minimal exercise, and low levels of movement can lead to energy imbalance and contribute to weight gain and obesity.
Genetic predisposition plays a role in determining an individual’s susceptibility to obesity. Certain genetic variations can affect metabolism, appetite regulation, fat storage, and energy expenditure, influencing the likelihood of developing obesity. It is important to know that even with a genetic predisposition, you can influence the expression of the genes through lifestyle modifications.
Environmental factors such as obesogenic environments, environmental toxins, food marketing, socioeconomic status, access to healthy foods, urbanization, and cultural norms can influence dietary habits, physical activity levels, and weight status, contributing to the obesity epidemic.
Chronic stress, emotional eating, psychological factors such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and coping mechanisms involving food can contribute to overeating, weight gain, and obesity.
Inadequate sleep and disrupted sleep patterns can disrupt hormonal balance, appetite regulation, metabolism, and energy expenditure, increasing the risk of weight gain and obesity.
Certain medications, medical conditions, and hormonal disorders such as hypothyroidism, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), Cushing’s syndrome, and insulin resistance can contribute to weight gain and obesity as side effects or underlying factors.
The health of the gut microbiome plays a crucial role in metabolism, inflammation, and weight regulation.
High triglyceride levels are often associated with hypothyroidism as is estrogen imbalance, and hair loss.

Holistic Integrative Health offers a comprehensive and personalized approach to managing obesity by addressing the underlying root causes, restoring metabolic balance, and promoting sustainable lifestyle changes. After completing a comprehensive evaluation, we can develop an individualized treatment plan to help address the root causes of your weight gain. Your treatment plan may include lifestyle modifications, health coaching, nutrition counseling, targeted supplementation, improving gut health, hormone balancing, sleep hygiene, medication management and/or stress management.

Call us today at 469-312-0355 to make your appointment.