Have you tried other weight loss programs & have had a hard time losing weight? Do you eat healthy, exercise & still struggle to maintain a healthy weight? Your metabolism may be slowing you down.
Your metabolism is like a fire that burns energy, when you have a big hot fire, you can throw logs on there & they get burned up easily, but if you have a smouldering fire it takes a long time to burn the same log. Just like having a fast or slow metabolism determines how efficiently you burn energy or store it away as fat. There are several factors that influence your metabolism:
- The amount of muscle mass you have
- How much thyroid hormone is getting into your cells
- How sensitive your body is to insulin
- The amount/type of exercise you get
- The climate you live in
- Hormonal imbalances
Clues your metabolism is slowing your down:
- Energy fluctuates through the day
- Tired after meals
- Puffy eyes
- Irritble between meals
- Need a pick-me-up in the afternoon
- Colds hands and feet
- Sugar/Carb cravings
- Dry skin & hair
- Hair loss
- Low libido
- Low Body Temperature (<98.0F after you get out of bed)
- You eat carbs and gain weight
- You have a low caloric intake & can’t lose weihgt
- You exercise regularly & struggle to get the weight off if at all
- Feel sluggish
- Brain Fog
- Have diabetes or PCOS
If you think you have a slow metabolism & want to find out Dr. Escobedo can help.
Dr. Tanya Escobedo is a Naturopathic doctor who is passionate about empowering her patients through education and support on their path to health and healing. She strives to connect and understand her patients while pursuing their health goals through high quality sustainable health care.
Dr. Escobedo is excited to share her knowledge and positive energy with her patients. She feels honoured to start a journey of health and healing with you.650-271-9453
GeOMetric Shape Program
In just 8 weeks Dr. Escobedo will help you drop 15-30lbs, identify & address any barriers you have to losing & maintaining a healthy shape.
This Shape Up program is more then just a weight loss program, we will use four key steps to help you get on track:
Utilizing questionnaires, targeted laboratory testing & one-on-one consultations with Dr.Escobedo we will discover what your barriers are and if your hormones are one of them.
We find the right fit for you. Qualifying you for the one of the Shape Up Programs that best fits your barriers & fitness goals. If menopause slowing you down, we focus on restoring & re-balancing your estrogen, progesterone & adrenal health to optimize your results.
We use the most effective, doctor supervised, 30 day program to help you drop the weight & reset your body. In 30 days you can lose 15-30lbs, the more you have to lose the more you lose.
Lastly we bring it all together, looking at your barriers to losing weight, your diet and lifestyle, we pull it all together to create a long term plan to help you keep the weight off & stay fit for good.
Dr. Escobedo has helped hundreds of her patients lose weight successfully, as a Naturopathic doctor she take a very holistic approach. She is an expert at balancing hormones & has lots of success helping her patients balance their hormones, restore their energy, sleep, boost vitality and feel great again! She will empower you with knowledge and support so you can take the best care of yourself, and reach optimal health for years to come.
Hormones that influence your metabolism include:
Testosterone: Produced by both men and women, boosts metabolism, increases muscle mass, inhibits fat storage. Low testosterone can lead to sugar cravings and insulin resistance.
Insulin: Our sugar hormone, helps move sugar from our blood into our cell to be burned as energy! It helps to regulate metabolism influencing how we burn energy and store fat. If you have any kind of insulin dysregulation it’s very hard to lose weight. This being the primary issue with PCOS and diabetes.
DHEA: This hormone is the precursor to testosterone, and is drained by stress! It promotes weight loss by increasing metabolism, preventing fat storage and decreases your appetite, and is important for men & women.
Thyroid: This is one of the most commonly overlooked, under diagnosed hormone imbalances, doctors often only testing your TSH and using huge ranges miss patients with low thyroid. Your thyroid hormone liothyronine (T3) gets into the cells in your body and activates your metabolism. If your not making enough T4 from T4, or not making enough T4 then your metabolism will be slow and losing weight a slow and painful process.
Cortisol: Our stress hormone, helps us to adapt to stress, give us the juice to get up and go in the morning, and plays a role in fat storage, largely influence our weight and ability to lose weight.
Human Growth Hormone (HGH): This hormone steadily declines with age, leading to sagging muscles and skin. We produce it in our sleep! It’s needed to convert body fat into muscle mass. When healthy is prevents fat deposition and production under the skin.
Adiponectin, Leptin & Incretin: other hormones that regulate satiety, fat and sugar breakdown and metabolism.