Weight Gain

Welcome to Thrive Naturopathic, your go-to source for natural weight management solutions in Washington DC and the surrounding areas.

Our functional medicine approach to weight gain recognizes that losing weight is more than just counting calories. It’s about taking a whole-body approach that considers every aspect of your health.

Weight loss is a complex process that involves much more than simply eating less and moving more. Our team of experienced practitioners understands that the key to sustainable weight loss lies in addressing the root causes of weight gain. That’s why we take a comprehensive approach to weight management, focusing on the unique needs of each individual.

If you’ve struggled to lose weight or to maintain a target BMI, then functional medicine and naturopathy might be right for you. Instead of putting you on fad diets and confusing eating plans, we make weight loss make sense. Our natural, common-sense approach will have you feeling great in no time.

Schedule a discovery call with the Thrive Naturopathic team to see how weight management can play an important part in a holistic treatment plan.

Why Lose Weight?

At Thrive Naturopathic, we see weight as a health issue. And in many cases, it’s a symptom of something deeper going on underneath the surface. We want you to lose weight to avoid serious chronic disease and improve your quality of life for years to come.

Lose Weight with the Help of Functional Medicine and Naturopathy

Excess weight is a risk factor for chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. By losing weight, you can reduce your risk of these diseases and improve your overall health.

Reduce the risk of chronic disease

Increased mobility

Excess weight is a risk factor for chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. By losing weight, you can reduce your risk of these diseases and improve your overall health.
Excess weight can lead to sleep apnea, a condition that disrupts breathing during sleep, resulting in poor quality sleep. Losing weight can improve sleep quality, leaving you feeling more rested and energized.

Better sleep

Improved mental health

Your weight can impact your mental health, leading to anxiety and depression. By losing weight, you may experience improved self-esteem and body image, leading to better mental health outcomes. The hormone cortisol is correlated to higher weights and higher instances of depression.
Losing weight can improve energy levels, reducing feelings of fatigue and lethargy.

More energy

Surprising Causes of Weight Gain

Concerning weight gain is never solely attributable to a “lack of will.” Individuals who experience weight gain often have underlying health conditions causing fat to build up around the body. Without working with Thrive Naturopathic, you might not know these surprising causes of weight gain.
  • Lack of sleep

    Not getting enough sleep can disrupt your body's hormonal balance, causing an increase in the production of the hunger hormone ghrelin and a decrease in the production of the satiety hormone leptin. This can lead to overeating and weight gain.

  • Medications

    Certain medications, such as antidepressants, antihistamines, and steroids, can cause weight gain as a side effect. If you are taking medication and notice sudden weight gain, it's important to talk to your naturopathic doctor about possible alternatives. In many cases, we can replace your medication with a natural alternative so that you continue feeling symptom relief without the weight-related side effects.

  • Stress

    When you are under stress, your body produces the hormone cortisol, which can increase your appetite and lead to overeating. Additionally, stress can cause you to reach for comfort foods that are high in calories and fat, leading to weight gain. Your treatment plan will actively and passively help reduce stress. What this means is that we will work with you on healthy mindsets while also ridding your body of toxins, supporting brain health, and promoting stress-reducing activities.

  • Processed Foods and Artificial Sweeteners

    While artificial sweeteners may seem like a good alternative to sugar, research has shown that they can actually cause weight gain. This is because they can disrupt the body's ability to regulate calorie intake, leading to overeating and weight gain. We will also work with you to develop a robust nutrition plan. Did you know too many processed foods can throw your hormones out of balance and change the way your body functions? A nutrition partner is an excellent help!

At Thrive Naturopathic, We Promote Education Around Health and Weight Loss

At Thrive Naturopathic, we believe that education is key to weight loss. We want to teach you about how your body works and how to make informed decisions that support your health goals. Our practitioners will work with you to understand how your body handles food, stress, and metabolic function. Armed with this knowledge, you can make the right choices for your body, leading to long-term weight management success.

Make Weight Loss One of Your Functional Medicinee

We believe that the key to sustainable weight loss is a holistic approach. Our functional medicine practitioners take a personalized approach to weight management, focusing on creating a sustainable treatment plan that keeps weight off for good. We can regulate hormones to keep your metabolism in check, create a proper nutrition plan that fuels your body to maintain health, and offer various fitness recommendations to keep your body active.

If you’re ready to take the first step towards a healthier you, sign up for a discovery session with Thrive Naturopathic. Our practitioners are here to help you achieve your weight management goals, naturally and sustainably.

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