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Holistic Weight Loss Counseling - St. Cloud, FL

Break the Fad Diet Cycle

Would you like to lose a few pounds — or more than a few? Shedding excess weight can help you feel better on a daily basis, encourage you to be more active, and lower your risk of a number of systemic illnesses. And that is all on top of the aesthetic benefits. Still, if you have ever tried to lose weight before, you know how challenging it can be. Dr. Murphy and our team are here to help you succeed with holistic weight loss counseling in St. Cloud, FL.

Why Choose Holistic Medicine Wellness Center for Holistic Weight Loss Counseling?

  • Natural approach
  • Long-term results
  • Keep the weight off

Lose the Weight and Keep It Off

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Many people find themselves trapped in a cycle of yoyo dieting. They succeed at losing weight for a while, but when they ease up on their diet, they quickly regain everything that they lost. Not only is this frustrating, but it can also increase your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other serious conditions. Hence, your goal should be, not just to lose extra weight, but to approach weight loss in a way that sets you up for long-term success.

Why Choose a Holistic Weight Loss Program?

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The point of holistic medicine is to consider a person’s overall well-being, not just focus on a specific problem. Hence, a holistic weight loss program will help you shed extra pounds, but it will never encourage you to resort to unhealthy means to reach your goal weight. For example, it does not involve overly restrictive or fad diets that could cause long-term harm to your body. It also takes the mental aspects of weight loss, eating, and exercise into account. Its goal is to help your body heal itself and promote long-term wellness, not temporary success.

Methods We Use

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A few key components of a holistic weight loss counseling program include:

  • Nutritional supplements. The function of virtually every bodily system can suffer if a person is lacking key nutrients. Dr. Murphy may recommend that you take supplements to help you increase your energy levels and improve the way your body processes foods.
  • A health and fitness program. Exercise burns calories, yes, but that is just one of its many benefits. Dr. Murphy can help you design a fitness program that increases your energy and promotes the growth of lean, calorie-consuming muscle.

Getting Started

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To embark on your weight loss management journey, schedule a consultation with Dr. Murphy. He will consider your overall health, ask you questions about your daily habits, and get to know you as a person. From there, he will design a personalized plan that may include a custom eating plan, supplement recommendations, and much more. You can be sure that his approach is always based on science, not popular ideas that might sound scientific but that are seriously flawed. He will be by your side every step of the way as you strive to reach a healthy weight and improve your overall wellness. 

Holistic Weight Loss Counseling FAQs

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Dr. Murphy and our team would like to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight. However, we understand if you are reluctant to schedule an appointment. After all, you might have already tried a number of different weight loss programs that ended in disappointment. To help you book your holistic weight loss counseling visit with confidence, we have put together the following list of FAQs, along with succinct answers. If your specific question is not addressed, please reach out to us directly.

Are All of Your Patients Put on the Same Diet?

No. We recognize that different bodies have different nutritional needs, so your food and exercise recommendations will be based on your unique situation. Food intolerances, your daily level of activity, physical limitations, and medical conditions will all be considered. We also care about personal preferences. We do not want to urge you to stick to a diet that does not allow you to derive genuine pleasure and satisfaction from your food.

How Quickly Will I Lose Weight?

A loss of 1 – 2 pounds per week is generally considered to be healthy and attainable. However, some weeks, you may lose more or less. It is best not to focus too much on the number on the scale because health is about so much more than weight. For example, you might gain muscle and lose fat simultaneously by following a reasonable exercise routine. The number on the scale may not change, or it might even go up slightly, but that doesn’t mean the program is not working. If you are patient and consistent, you can look forward to outstanding results.

How Is Holistic Weight Loss Different from Traditional Diets?

Often, traditional diets focus exclusively on shrinking a person’s body. Sometimes, they even dismiss important principles of health just to achieve a certain number on the scale. They are usually not sustainable long-term, and they frequently result in weight gain rather than long-term weight loss.

Holistic weight loss is all about you as a whole person. It recognizes the potential benefits of weight loss without losing sight of the fact that balance and moderation are important during every step of your health journey. Holistic weight loss aims to help you thrive.

What Supplements Will I Be Put On?

High-quality supplements are often part of a holistic weight loss plan. However, it is important to keep in mind that different supplements will benefit different people. Dr. Murphy will recommend products based on numerous health factors. He wants to help you make up for nutritional deficits and support your body’s overall metabolic function.