If you goal is to lose 20 pounds, the quickest way is to amputate your leg. Of course that is ridiculous and so are many of the popular fad diets. In order to lose weight permanently,reduce belly fat, look good, feel better, have more energy and improve many chronic illnesses as well as reduce the need for many medications, one needs to adopt a therapeutic lifestyle.
Losing weight is not as important as losing fat weight. Many diets result in losing muscle mass rather than fat. Also many diets turn down your thermostat and when you go back to normal eating you gain the weight right back. The answers is developing a therapeutic lifestyle.
A therapeutic lifestyle is based on the scientifically proven principle that many chronic diseases of aging, such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis and even cancer are not inevitable but are preventable simply by making wise lifestyle choices. A therapeutic lifestyle is possible for everyone, but in order to achieve it the first step is to know which choices will increase health and which ones will diminish health. Dr. Zilahy has been studying nutrition for over 30 years and will provide you with the knowledge and support you need to make healthy, wise choices. You will be given the most up to date research on nutrition, supplements, exercise, and mind-body therapies. He will help you create and implement your individualized program.
Losing weight should not me your focus but to lose fat. Many diets are effective in loosing pounds but the lost weight comes from water and muscle while keeping the fat. This is unhealthy.
One of the most powerful lifestyle changes you can make while reducing your risk of chronic disease as you age is to improve your body composition. Body Composition is a measure of the amount fat tissue relative to lean muscle mass.
Muscle is the body’s furnace and needs a far greater amount of calories to maintain itself than body fat. A key mesurement is how much muscle you have compared to how much fat. There is strong evidence that this is the most powerful tool in controlling weight as well as the aging process while restoring vitality. Dr. Zilahy will calculate and monitor your individual ratio of muscle to fat and assist you with a plan to improve your body composition.
Dr. Zilahy will use a state of the art assessment tools including a bioimpedance analysis to determine how much of your body is fat, muscle and water along with your optimal caloric intake as well as an individualized exercise program tailored to your level of physical conditioning. Then, using a combination of a medical food, supplements, and proper dietary choices, your ideal caloric intake can be achieved in an easy, convenient and healthful manner. Losing fat not just weight becomes a part of an easy, healthy lifestyle.
At the Zilahy Wellness Center, practicing lifestyle medicine, we feel that food is the first and best medicine. Becoming and staying healthy is not a matter of chance but a result of making wise informed choices. We look forward to assisting you on your journey towards optimal health.
People we serve are from many towns including Waterbury, Middlebury, Woodbury, Southbury, Washington Depot, Litchfield, Naugatuck, Thomaton, Wolcott and Bethlehem.