Monarque Health & Wellness
Family Medicine and Functional Medicine located in Ashland, OR
You strive to put your best foot forward in every aspect of your life. But sometimes your physical fitness doesn’t reflect the real you. As certified experts in family and functional medicine, the team at Monarque Health & Wellness is here to support you as you lose weight, gain strength, and eat healthy. Take the first step toward getting into the shape you’ve always wanted by calling the office in Ashland, Oregon, or using the online scheduling tool today.
Weight Loss Q & A
Why is it so hard to lose weight?
There’s generally never one single culprit to explain why you’ve gained weight. It’s typically a combination of factors, including your family history, hormones, lifestyle, eating habits, amount of physical activity, and stress.
What’s more, as we age, our metabolism slows down. Unlike when you were younger, you’re more likely to spend your days sitting behind a desk, which allows the pounds to creep up.
Effective, lasting weight loss is a balancing act. Over time, the scales tip in your favor if you’re burning more calories than you take in. While it sounds easy, if you’ve tried dieting before, you know it’s not.
What’s the best way to lose weight?
A plan that includes changes to your diet and exercise routine is the key to successful weight loss. Here are meaningful changes to make to lose weight:
- Start regular aerobic exercise, such as walking, bicycling, swimming, or jogging
- Eat a diet rich in healthy foods, such as whole grains, beans, vegetables, fruits, and low-fat dairy products
- Cut calories by replacing high-calorie foods with lighter fare or eating smaller portions
- Consider swapping sugar for artificial sweeteners to save a few calories
In general, you can shed 1-2 pounds a week by cutting about 500 to 1,000 calories a day from your diet. During your weight loss journey, your weight loss hits a plateau from time to time. Try not to get discouraged by this setback. Instead, this is the time to amp up your fitness routine.
If this sounds daunting, don’t feel like you have to make these changes alone. Your friends, family, and the certified nutrition and wellness experts at Monarque Health & Wellness are here to support you along the way.
How can I keep the pounds off for good?
Long-term weight loss requires a commitment to making regular exercise and good nutrition a way of life. It’s not a habit you can drop after a few months.
Lasting changes begin by taking an honest look at your eating patterns and daily routine. The team at Monarque Health & Wellness supports and guides you in a customized plan that includes good eating habits, weight loss, and muscle strengthening.
Ready to get started? Call or schedule your consultation online today.