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  • Lose Weight The Right Way & Keep It Off

    Did you know that we can help you to lose weight? It’s okay, a lot of people don’t know that.

    We can help you fight the battle of the bulge | Pivonka Family Chiropractic's weight loss programs | (480) 892-0022

    We can help you fight the battle of the bulge | Pivonka Health and Welness’ weight loss programs | (480) 892-0022

    The Diet Cycle and Weight Loss

    First off, there’s a dark secret that we have to share with you. It’s a $20 billion dollar lie. The industry behind this lie doesn’t like the truth to be revealed, but here we go: “Diets don’t work.” The diet industry takes in over $20 billion a year. Oh, we know what you’re thinking.

    If diets don’t work to help me lose weight, why are there so many of them out there? Because the diet industry preys on people who are insecure, and how do they do it? Each and every year, some “expert” comes out with a surefire way to lose weight. A celebrity endorses it, and it gets a bit of buzz. Then next thing you know, someone in your life tries it, and shows some results, so you gallop off, shell out some money to buy the book, get some nutritionally deficient food, and concentrate all of your efforts on weight loss. And unfortunately, you’ve been set up. As a caring chiropractor, we don’t want to see anyone get set up and fall into the same sad trap that a lot of our patients fall into: the diet cycle.

    What is a diet cycle? Simple. You go on the _______ Diet. You buy a book with cheery, thin, healthy looking people on the cover dressed in tank tops and leotards, holding up measuring tapes, and you think to yourself: “I can look just like them!” So you begin the diet, and lose weight, well for a while anyway. Then inexplicably, you find that you plateau, and then all of the weight you lose comes back with interest. Then the next diet craze comes out. Maybe eat like a caveman, or eat nothing but meat and cheese. Maybe you can cook some chicken breast with Acai berries, or only eat once every 24 hours. And still, you look nothing like the perky people on the cover of the book. We at Pivonka Family Chiropractic have only a few words to say on this subject. Namely: “Ok, that’s enough of this foolishness!”

    The people on the cover of that book are more than likely Photoshopped. If they really are as thin as they appear on that book, what you don’t know is that the diet they’re shilling has nothing to do with their weight loss. They went to a nutritionist and someone that helps them to exercise more effectively, just like you can do by coming to Pivonka Family Chiropractic.

    How Can Pivonka Health and Wellness Help Me To Lose Weight Then?

    As your chiropractor, we are committed to helping you to lose weight, but not through diet, but through exercise and nutrition. As for why, well, we believe that losing weight is one of those things that can benefit you in so many ways. Without extra weight on your midsection, what do you think it does to your posture? It makes it worse. Even if you’ve only got ten or twenty pounds of extra weight, you’re carrying it around day by day, which is slowly pulling you down. But what about someone who is carrying 50 lbs more, or 100? The problems only grow worse, and it’s not just your spine that is negatively affected. If you’re overweight, you’ll find it harder to breathe. You’re also a prime candidate for diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and other serious health problems. So losing weight is vital. But without a diet, what can Pivonka do for me. Well for one we can help you with one of our exercise programs.

    That’s right. We are more than just someone that helps you with your headache or a back problem. We offer a holistic approach to helping you achieve better levels of health, and one of the approaches we advocate is healthy weight loss. We can give you strategies that can help you to determine what’s causing you to keep weight on, and what you can do about losing it. We can also help you by offering nutritional supplements that increases your protein intake. We can also help you add muscle, which is a surefire way to lose weight. Why? Well the more lean muscle mass you have, the higher your metabolism is by default and the easier it is for you to burn calories off. One of our patients has this to say:

    “After I had my twins, I struggled to lose weight. I went to Pilates classes three days a week, and went on the Pegan diet, and I was absolutely miserable. I wanted a cheeseburger so bad. I was in for a spinal adjustment, and Andy recommended that I come there for their fitness programs. It hurt a lot, I admit, but it worked. I lost 20 lbs.” Rhonda A., Chandler

    So remember, we want you to be healthy. We care about our patients, and we want them to be informed. The next time someone raves on TV about the _______ Diet, and someone you know is thinking about going on it, just say to yourself: “diets don’t work.” And schedule an appointment with Pivonka Family Chiropractic to lose weight in a safe and healthy way.

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    Pivonka Health and Wellness
    1355 S Higley Rd #102
    Gilbert, AZ 85296
    (480) 892-0022
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