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A plea for you to adhere to your target weight

There are few things that help your spine more than maintaining a healthy weight. Each pound you hold on to over that target zone are adding an unbearable burden onto your spine, increasing the wear and tear on your joints and ratcheting up the compression on your intervertebral discs. As your muscles strain to account for this burden, the whole network of stability is threatened and back pain is a frequent result. We are lucky if it stops at pain- excess weight and obesity are some of the primary contributors to long term spinal conditions and spinal-related disability in our populations. if you are looking to lose weight, here is a great way to go about it:

Losing weight in a healthy and effective manner

A high-protein, high-veggie diet is the ticket for helping you lose weight. The secret formula is:

  • Lean proteins
  • Low-carb veggies
  • Healthy fats

By most nutrition experts, this is considered a "rapid weight loss diet," one that prioritizes the ingredients and proportions you need to shed the pounds. But many people dive into a high-protein, low-carb diet without doing the research. They may never find that the secret to the secret formula is balance. You need to strike a healthy balance between the different facets of this diet. And for this reason, you need to stop thinking in terms of rapid weight loss. This is an unsustainable way to think of losing weight that loses sight of the fact that maintaining a healthy target weight is a lifelong struggle. For this reason, a high carb diet can also be an effective way to lose weight and maintain a healthy target weight thereafter. 

Breaking down the diet

The point of all this is that there is no black and white when it comes to losing weight. You need to experiment and find what works for you, preferably with the help of a qualified nutritionist. At Espinosa Family Chiropractic, we have worked with many of our patients to develop nutrition plans that will help them lose weight and save their spine. If you are interested in finding out more, give our office in  Sacramento a call to schedule an appointment today.