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Weight Loss Is More Than Just Calories In vs. Calories Out

This week on the Harmony with Food Radio Show, I talked about why losing weight is so much more than just counting calories. If you're struggling to lose weight, give this one a listen!

Environmental Toxins and Weight Gain

As we talked about in last week's episode, environmental toxins known as obesogens can contribute to weight gain. Here are some common places you can find them:

  • BPA can be found in plastic straws, drinking containers, and food packaging, especially plastic packaging that you heat your food in, like frozen vegetables.

  • Herbicides and pesticides like Roundup may be found on your food, which is why I recommend eating organic, or in your neighborhood or workplace.

  • Artificial fragrances can be found in air fresheners, perfumes, and body care products.

There are a number of different chemicals and additives in our food and environment, and I can help you figure out how to avoid them and whether they may be contributing to your health.

Lifestyle Factors That Contribute To Weight Gain

In addition to environmental toxins, there are many lifestyle factors that can cause you to gain weight, including:

  • Poor Sleep Quality - you need about 7-8 hours of sleep per night, and you want to be sleeping all the way through the night.

  • Excess Stress - excess stress increases the hormone cortisol, which can lead to weight gain.

  • Prescription Drugs - some prescription medications can lead to weight gain.

  • Sitting for 3+ Hours per Day - most of us don't move enough, especially if we work in office jobs.

  • Poor Quality Diet - an excess of processed foods, or even just eating the wrong foods for your body can lead to weight gain.

Get Help With Losing Weight

There are so many factors that can contribute to weight gain, and it's hard to sort out the cause on your own. I can help you get to the bottom of what's going on in your body. Here is how to work with me:

  1. The Bio Unique Boutique - if you feel like you've already tried a lot to improve your health but you aren't seeing results, this is a great way to dive deeper and get testing done for your gut, micronutrient status, and food intolerances.

  2. Your Diet Do Over - My 8-week self-paced program is open now and you can get a $100 discount with the code RADIOMEG. If you're tired of fad diets and want to find a plan that really works for you, this is a great place to start.

  3. Harmony Within - My monthly membership program provides a wealth of information and support from me and other guest experts. We cover nutrition but also go beyond to help you tackle things like mindset, sleep, exercise, meditation, and more.

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