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4 Weight Loss Tips to Amplify the Effectiveness of Chiropractic Care

4 Weight Loss Tips to Amplify the Effectiveness of Chiropractic Care

We all know and understand the importance of maintaining a healthy weight. Some individuals do quite nicely at managing their pounds with seemingly little effort, while other struggle constantly.

A recent study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 78 million American adults suffer from obesity. A person who has sustained an injury or suffers from an illness that affects their back, hips, knees or ankles are especially susceptible to weight gain, because they must deal with limited mobility and the stress of daily pain.article-026-weight-loss

Striving to stay in the ideal weight range for your body type and height provides a variety of health benefits such as adding less pressure on your back and joints, and increasing your range of motion. Patients who receive chiropractic care often enjoy increased healing by pursuing weight loss.

Successfully fight the battle of the bulge with these four handy weight loss tips to amplify the effectiveness of chiropractic care.

First, start small

Replace a couple of negative behaviors with positive ones, and commit to making them stick. Great examples of these are substituting water for soft drinks, eating a high-protein breakfast, or changing out your nightly bowl of ice cream with yogurt.

Simply removing 100 calories a day adds up to a 10 pound weight loss over a year’s time. Small modifications offer the dual benefits of being easier to implement while still showing results.

Next, keep a journal

Write down every bite you eat along with the portion size. Listing your food intake provides accountability, which may keep you from noshing on that third slice of pizza or super-sizing those fries.

It also arms you with important intel that will be helpful throughout your weight loss journey. If you hit a plateau, read back through the journal to see what you may have changed over time that caused the scales to stall.

And speaking of scales….

Don’t live and cry by the scales

Often, dieters weigh every day and are elated or depressed based on the number on the scales. That’s a roller coaster way to live, and those emotions can cause calorie laden binges!

Plus, daily weighing is not accurate, as fluctuations in water weight are common. Weigh once a week at the most, at roughly the same time each day. A weekly routine gives you a good idea of your success without the stressful up and down of daily weighing.

Decrease your sedentary ways

Even if you are dealing with an injury or medical condition that limits the ability to exercise, you can still probably be less sedentary than you are now. Again, simplicity is the key.

Walk into the bank instead of using the drive through window, stand up to fold clothes instead of sitting down, and take periodic breaks at your desk to stand for a bit.

Ask your chiropractor about any limitations you need to follow, and request stretching exercises as your personal situation permits. Moving more on a daily basis will aid in shedding those extra pounds and keeping them off long-term.

It’s important for individuals to maintain a normal weight range in order to enjoy a healthy life. Chiropractic patients benefit even more from shedding those extra pounds.

By committing to a healthier lifestyle with fewer pounds to carry around, individuals with back and joint injuries will see greater positive impact from their chiropractic visits. Over time, the combination of a leaner body and chiropractic care will bring greater mobility, less pain, and a decreased chance for re-injury to the patient.

4 Nutritional Tips Every Chiropractic Patient Should Follow

4 Nutritional Tips Every Chiropractic Patient Should Follow

Let’s look at four nutritional tips every chiropractic patient should follow:

Watch your calories

Individuals recovering from spinal or other injuries heal quicker when they avoid carrying excess weight. This is especially true if the injury has sidelined them from normal physical exercise.

Choose lean cuts of meat and fresh fruits and vegetables, and practice portion control. A diet with few excess calories offers the dual benefit of helping you avoid packing on the pounds, and helping you heal faster.article-025-4-nutritional-tips

Pay attention to calcium intake

Bones need calcium for strength, so it should be a priority to consume foods that are rich with it. According to healthconsciousness.com, the four most calcium-rich foods are dark leafy greens, low-fat cheese, milk, and yogurt.

If you are visiting a chiropractor for issues or conditions concerning your bones or nerves, he or she may recommend that you introduce these foods into your diet as soon as possible.

Make protein a priority

Muscle injuries are one of the most popular reasons for chiropractic visits. Protein helps build and heal muscle tissue, helping it to renew itself back to a pre-injury state.

If your daily intake of protein is low, it can hinder the healing process and stand in the way of chiropractic visits giving you the maximum results. Fish and lean meats are the foods that offer the highest protein.

Other vegetarian options are tofu, soy beans, eggs, milk, and nuts. Help your muscles rebuild and heal by adding high protein foods into every meal menu.

Stay hydrated

Why do most of us view water drinking with dread? Its not that bad! If you wish to promote healing, it’s imperative to drink enough water every day.

Water provides an entire slew of benefits, from transporting those important nutrients to where they need to be, to flushing harmful toxins out of the body. Aim for eight glasses of water a day, and try to drink it throughout the day.

Getting into this habit will boost overall health, and promote healing of injuries and other medical conditions.

While it’s a smart goal to try to ingest all the nutrients you need through food and drink, supplements are available to bridge the gap. Before beginning a supplement regimen, talk to you chiropractor for recommendations on the type and dosage that will aid and improve your unique situation.

You may also want to download a smartphone app to track your daily intake of calories, calcium, protein and liquid. There are many available, one being My Fitness Pal.

Easy and free to use, this is a powerful tool to keep you on the right nutritional track.

Making the commitment to chiropractic treatment is a big step in the right direction for your overall health and well-being. Incorporate these nutritional tips to your daily routine in order to get the most out of your chiropractic care.


Introducing a partnership with Vidafit Health and Fitness – Registered Dietitian

We pride ourselves on getting patients out of pain very quickly. We are blessed with the opportunity to work with not only a routine but also complex cases, as it is not unusual to have patients that consult our office with 4-5 chronic disorders, like diabetes and heart disease.  In a lot of these cases, these chronic conditions are magnifying or accelerating the pain that patients usually consult our office for.  These complex cases demand a combination of health services in order to truly make a positive change.

I have been working hard to add complementary services to our office to meet these demands. I am pleased to announce a partnership with Vidafit Health and Fitness, a mobile health company. Our patients will now have access to a Registered Dietitian, Personal Trainers and other Health Coaches in order to address chronic health conditions, weight loss issues, hormonal imbalances, and all other chronic health concerns.

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Introducing our Registered Dietitian

Nawal Al-Norwi - Vidafit Dietitian
Nawal Al-Norwi – Vidafit Dietitian

Starting immediately our patient will have access to one of the top dietitians in Columbus.  I would like to introduce Nawal Al Nouri, RD and Health Coach, she received her undergrad and masters degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in nutrition science. In addition to providing nutritional counseling for clients, Nawal teaches nutrition classes, leads grocery store tours, and provides in-home kitchen coaching, blogging, and more. Currently she also serves as a clinical dietitian at St. Anne’s Hospital.



We have already had a number of family physicians start to refer their patients into our office for Nutritional Counseling.

Nawal has already had the opportunity to work with a number of our patients and the results are amazing! Here are two recent examples…

Patient 1: Randy C. – Randy has been a severe diabetic for a number of years, his hemoglobin A-1 C prior to starting was 10.2. Over a three month time-frame of nutritional counseling and lifestyle coaching Randy’s levels dropped to 7.2, with only dietary changes, no additional medication. This is life changing!

Patient 2: Patti P. – Patti has suffered for years with fibromyalgia, weight gain, and diabetes. After three sessions she reports significant change in her body pain and a 27 pound weight loss. She has made serious life changes and will continue to lose weight and improve her health.

Common conditions Nawal helps manage with nutritional counseling:


-Heart disease

-High Cholesterol



-Obesity/weight gain

-IBS and other digestive conditions

-Performance health

To schedule a consultation with Nawal please call the office at 614-392-2732 

We will be offering a limited time discount to the first 10 patients who call to schedule a consultation- you do not want to miss out!