Summer will be here before you know it! Are you ready to bare all?
As much as we may look forward to the arrival of summer, we react with equal amounts of dread when we think of “bathing suit season.” While the winter months, especially around the holidays, are a time for carrying a bit of extra weight, the summer months see more activity and fewer articles of clothing—not very convenient when carrying a “spare tire” around your middle.
Now is the time to get in shape for summer! While everyone knows the basis of weight loss success is the combination of clean eating and increased activity, acupuncture can serve as an added tool in your arsenal. Acupuncture can help with weight loss by regulating the metabolism, as well as food cravings and digestive problems. A slightly accelerated metabolism is obviously helpful in shedding the pounds. Eliminating food cravings can help one with the will power needed to avoid the office donuts. Alleviating digestive problems promotes faster uptake of nutrients to the body to quell hunger signals.
Along with physical concerns is the psychological component to weight problems. People who feel depressed or anxious have a tendency to fill their emotional needs with food—ice cream and cookies, not carrot sticks and celery. The more weight one’s weight goes up, the greater the emotional distress, the more food consumed, and hence the vicious cycle continues. Acupuncture can help one achieve a better psychological state, removing the incentive to eat, and promoting weight loss.
Lose the weight, feel great, and improve your overall health. Contact me today to get swimsuit ready in time for summer!