Healthy Weight Loss
Losing weight is a side effect of feeling healthy, well, and having increased energy. At Fit Naturopathic in Ballard Dr. Andrew Simon assesses where you are at with your goals for losing weight, but maximizes your body’s ability to handle stress, improve sleep, and encourage a functional digestive system to make it as easy as possible for you keep your body moving and feeling well with a customized weight loss plan that fits your schedule and needs.
In a weight loss focused session, your health markers can be tracked to determine Body Fat Percentage, Lean Muscle Mass %, Water Balance, and your Basal Metabolic rate. Tracking these at each visit goes above and beyond tracking a number on a scale, empowering you with the feedback to keep you motivated to stay on track. See an example, sample report:
Every weight loss program should include a body movement approach, with Dr Andrew Simon’s background in exercise science and kinesiology, he can help customize a work out plan that is right for your body type. You can find Dr. Simon even working out regularly at Olympic Athletic Club across the street from Fit Naturopathic.
Dieting alone may cause a reduction in fat-free mass, and can actually reduce the body’s ability to burn calories. The holy grail of weight management is to maintain or increase fat-free mass. This is not always possible during periods of weight loss. So the goal is to minimize reduction of fat-free mass. A typical patient will experience a loss of 0.45 pounds of fat-free mass and 0.55 pounds of fat mass for each pound of weight loss while dieting without maintenance exercise.