Lose Those Last Few Pounds with a Chiropractor’s Help
It’s no secret that losing weight is hard for most people. It’s much easier to put on a few pounds eating out at all of Alameda’s great restaurants than it is to shed those same pounds by switching to salads and spending time at the gym. As a result, many people end up becoming disheartened when they work hard to lose weight and the scale doesn’t reflect their efforts.
If you’ve been working hard to drop a few pounds and adopt a more health-minded lifestyle, your inability to push the scale a few notches lower might not be any fault of your own. In fact, it’s quite common that weight loss plateaus after just a couple of pounds. Your diet and workout regimen aren’t to blame for this. The problem could in fact be your spine.
It may not seem like it, but weight loss and spinal health actually have a number of correlations! Because your spinal column is the direct root of your central nervous system, misalignments and areas of compression or herniation could actually be hindering your brain’s communication with other parts of your body. What this means for dieters and gym-frequenters is a body that’s not totally cooperating with your efforts to lose weight!
Making the most of your exercises
Hitting the gym is a natural first step when you’re trying to lose weight. More energy expended means more calories burned, which means more weight lost. The problem with this simple formula is that your effort might not always equate to the energy you’re expending. Many times, it can feel like you’re putting forth a monumental effort at the gym, only to see small returns.
A spine with improper alignment can affect your ability to perform your best when exercising. If your sacral spine is compressed it isn’t going to allow you to run as far. If your cervical spine has a herniated disc, lifting weights is going to feel like an impossible task. Working against these ailments means working against your own body.
Through a Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) evaluation of your spine, a chiropractor can determine where spinal issues exist and work to correct them as your body demands. Over time, as you regain proper spinal health, your body will begin to respond more favorably to your efforts at the gym, allowing you to perform at your best and get over that weight loss plateau.
Optimize your dieting
Spinal health also affects your diet in a major way. The nerve pathways that are routed through your spine – particularly the thoracic spine – regulate things like your stomach and your gut, which have a corresponding connection to your brain. If nerve pathways are impeded to these vital organs, the signals being sent to and from them could be working against you.
For example, if your stomach isn’t digesting properly due to interrupted nerve signals, it might tell your brain that you’re hungry again, when in fact you should be feeling satiated. The result is a cycle of eating that works against the diet you’re trying to maintain.
Correcting your spine to ensure optimal nerve flow means restoring the communication channels between the brain and these organs, to help your body adapt to your dieting, rather than fight it.
Meet your weight loss goals!
If you’ve tried dieting and exercising and you’re still coming up a few pounds short of your ideal weight, consider making an appointment with Symmetry Health Center in Alameda, CA today. Using a comprehensive CBP approach to assessing your spine’s health, we might be able to pinpoint areas of concern that are keeping you from achieving your best weight loss results.
Whether you’re dropping pounds to feel better, for the sake of your health, or just to be more confident when you hit Alameda Beach, we’re here to help!
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.