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What should everyone know about weight loss?

I used to be very overweight as a teen, but as I got older and went through puberty, I got taller and the weight dropped off. Whenever people see pictures of me as a teenager, they always ask me how I did it and ask me for advice. But I am no expert, so what should they know about weight loss?

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Laura Weiner-Kiser
Hey! My name is Laura Weiner-Kiser and my life purpose is to help people create a bridge between where they are and where they want to be in their health and life desires.

That is a loaded question. There's lots that go into it. Understanding your specific body needs is very complicated. Every body is unique and has its own compass to guide you to know what's best for it. The problem is we've been taught to ignore the signals and we try to think it instead of feeling what's best. Understanding the digestive system and how it prefers to work is important. A common misconception is around our internal environment. Meaning what's going on inside, how are our hormones fluctuating, which nervous system are we in. This is influenced by our mental state. So if you're constantly stressed, you will activate a specific nervous system branch which makes it very hard to lose weight. I have a free guide called Nutrition 101, if you want me to send it to you please message me where to send it.

Sara Schultz, CPC, ELI-MP, EDIT Certified
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Bodies will naturally settle at a set point weight. Some bodies ar much more condoned than others (due to systemic racism, fat phobia, sexism, classism, ableism, etc). The vast majority of research says that diets don’t work, and in fact yo-yo dieting causes an incredible amount of health problems, many of the same ones that are attributed to obesity. I highly recommend working with someone who is trained in health at every size, Intuitive eating, an eating disorder recovery coach, or a non-diet dietitian!

Minal Rajan, NTP
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Weight gain is a sign of inflammation -- inflammation caused by unhealthy nutrient deplete foods, malabsorption and poor digestion. It can also be a result of emotional stress. Together they can bring about a hormonal imbalance that can cause weight gain. As teenagers grow and their hormones change the body weight shifts -- some gain some loose. Learning what foods and emotions are leading you on that path is key to finding that balance.

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